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What is eco tourism? I’m sure that you have heard the term ‘eco tourism‘. However, you may find yourself asking the question: ‘what is ecotourism?’ Let’s start by looking at expert definitions: The International Eco tourism Society (TIES) describes eco tourism as: “Travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of […]
You don’t have to spend the earth, or travel to its farthest corners, to fulfil your craving for nature – there’s plenty of wonderful wildlife to discover just on your doorstep, right here in the U.K. Here’s my selection of some of Britain’s most iconic and well-loved species, as well as a couple of ‘wild-cards’ […]
This week we look at some of the most spectacular wildlife migrations from around the world. Certain wildlife migrations are the stuff of legend. Hearing David Attenborough describe the Wildebeest’s annual journey was a childhood highlight and the sheer scale is impressive, they are definitely an eco travel bucket list contender! This week I take […]
We put a lot of focus into the big cats, great apes and other poster children of many a conservation project. But, this is the tip of the iceberg and does a disservice to the breadth of wildlife you can encounter through Eco Companion. So my post this week focuses on some of the unsung […]
Heady in its beauty, Mexico is one magnetising place. It is home to a plethora of bucket-list worthy experiences, from swimming in cenotes, being awed by Chichen Itza, and tasting the mouth-watering treats in Oaxaca. Of course, it is no longer a secret treasure in the travel world. Mexico is an adventurer’s favourite which has […]
Last week we posted a blog post by the wonderful Sarah, about heading out to South Africa and working with some fantastic training projects. See the video and read the post here. Sometimes giving up the hours spent each day working on your computer, and the early morning commute in rush hour, to travel the world […]
The time when many tourists overlooked Sri Lanka is passing rapidly, and that’s no surprise. This diverse and exotic country, otherwise known as ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’, offers literally everything an eco-traveller can dream of. No matter how much or how little time you have, the relatively small size of the island makes it […]
Over the past couple of years a number of people close to me have been drawn to South Africa. Each time one returns they seem to have left their heart behind. “I can’t say enough good things about Cape Town…I want to move there for like 6 months at some point.” My sister tells me. […]
It’s finally here!! I (Max Sinclair, Founder of EC) travelled along with three Eco Companion Journalists Andy Trace (Film maker), Margarita Samsonova and Celinne Da Costa to experience some of the most ‘pure form’ eco tourism there is! We spent an autumnal week in the Swedish wilderness at the Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, well known for being […]