A story about finding your own road, rather than chasing a destination, won travel writer Erik Gauger the title of Travel Blogger of the Year. Travel Blogger of the Year is run by Terra Incognita, a social enterprise that seeks to promote the best examples of ethical ecotourism worldwide, and sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK, Tranquilo…

In 2018 we set out to find, recognise and promote examples of ethical ecotourism. We believe strongly in tourism that creates a positive impact by supporting conservation and local communities, and educating all involved. But we also know that many authentic tourism operators struggle to have their voices heard amidst greenwashing – and that even…

“There’s a place I know that nobody knows, where the river flows and I call it home.” Deep in the jungles of Central America lies a place called Jalova—it’s waters warm, it’s forest thick and it’s creatures alive from morning to night. As we depart from the city on a 6-hour bus ride, sounds of…

Is this the most romantic place on earth? If you want to visit the most romantic place on Earth make sure you take a visit to the Tunnel of Love in the Ukraine. The Tunnel of Love, a tunnel formed over a forgotten railway in the Ukraine is a eco friendly, hidden gem waiting to…

The west coast of Ireland never disappoints. The unexpected is nearly always just round the next corner if one takes time to not rush to the next must see location. This requires a discipline to allow oneself to enter the ambient world of one’s surroundings; and of its people. In the rural west, this attribute…

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