Top Sustainable Travel Destinations
March 12, 2011, 10:06 pm
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When traveling, it would be nice for travelers to think about planning sustainable vacations.  The following are some of the most sustainable travel destinations, according to Planet Green.

The most sustainable destination is Botswana, which is best known for its savannas teeming with wildlife. Botswana is a top destination for nature lovers looking to go on safari. With lush vegetation in the Okavango Delta in the north to the deserts down south, the country has a variety of habitats and wildlife ready to explore. With a growing number of eco-tourism groups, there is ample opportunity to explore the many national parks and nature reserves by boat, four-wheeling or backpacking.

The second most sustainable travel spot is Belize, where snorkelers and scuba divers love the numerous underwater adventures waiting for them in Belize. “Visitors have the opportunity to view the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, complete with chances to view the elusive whale shark and other rare fish species.” To help protect the reef and support sustainable fishing, local fishermen have formed a preservation group called the Friends of Nature which has already helped sustain grouper and snapper populations. For those looking to get on land, the area is also home to a tropical forest and several Mayan ruins.

And the third most sustainable destination are the Galapagos Islands.  Located off the coast of South America, this UNESCO Biosphere is home to many rare species of birds, reptiles and sea life. “With over 95 percent of the islands protected, eco-tours to this region insist on minimal impact to the sensitive eco-systems. Visitors can swim alongside penguins and sea lions or go on a hike to a volcano, many of which are still active.”

The simple thought of traveling to areas where you can practice sustainability while vacationing is such an incredible idea, that until I had read this article, I had never even truly thought of.  To be able to travel to a country where you can entertain yourself while saving the resources of the area is the ideal situation, in my opinion.  Next time I go on vacation, or perhaps my honeymoon, I’ll travel to Belize or sustainable destination.


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