Le Lagoto Resort & Spa - Sunset, Savaii, Samoa with Logo

Enjoy a Serene Slice of the South Pacific on a Samoa Vacation

The volcanic island of Samoa is a tropical island of great contrasts. Here, green countryside and lush valleys meet rugged coastlines, deserted beaches, and a wild blue ocean. Hiking trails snake their way through the mountainside past deafening waterfalls, volcanic lava fields, and verdant rainforests. Situated deep in the pristine South Pacific, this isolated island […]

Beautiful Sunrise, Bicycles, and Bridge Over Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ecotourism Destinations: Europe

I have mentioned in previous articles on ecotourism, that one aspect of receiving visitors is that it assists the local economy. This also applies to Europe. I recently returned from an “off-season” visit to Amsterdam and London, and while there, couldn’t help but notice the volume of tourists I encountered in both these cities I […]

Woman on a Swing in Ang Thong National Marine Park, Thailand

Ecotourism Destinations: Asia (Part 2)

Previous: Ecotourism Destinations: Asia (Part 1) Continuing the exploration of Asia ecotourism and the more outstanding destinations, we now look at Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. THAILAND In order to protect the large number of absolutely stunning destinations in Thailand which are popular with visitors, several non-government organizations (NGOs), such as the World Wildlife Fund, have […]

Ecotourism Destinations: New Zealand

Tourism is a major foreign revenue earner for New Zealand. However, this country in the South Pacific has an extremely fragile natural environment. Certainly some of the attractions of a visit include adventure activities such as rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, and skiing. Nevertheless, what is unique to New Zealand is its national parks, forest areas, […]

Australia Kangaroo

Ecotourism Destinations: Australia

If you are conversant with Australia, you will know that a large part of the country is anything other than urban. It has been described as a nature wonderland, thereby a great destination for Australia ecotourism. Australia leads the world in adventure tourism, with its vast areas of completely uninhabited wilderness, tropical jungle, and rainforests […]