Soraya Abdel-Hadi left her dream job to make a bigger impact on the world. She educates travelers to help make their trips more sustainable.
Retrace the steps of one of Italy's most famous poets, and visit the medieval castles, towns, and stunning landscapes he saw first hand 700 years ago.
Rwanda is using tourism revenue to fund long-term conservational change. The model is so successful, that other countries have adapted it as well.
On top of Antigua and Barbuda having world-class beaches, this island nation is leading the effort to create more sustainable tourist destinations.
This train not only provides sustainable travel through the gorgeous Canadian Rockies, it supports efforts to preserve the environment throughout Canada.
Growing your own groceries is an honored traditional in Greece. With it comes a seasonable, sustainable diet that is easy to share.
This tough 480-mile off-road biking trail isn't only rewarding because of the incredible journey. The inspiring way the community keeps it going makes it an unforgettable trip.
Drawing power from the sun, Grootberg Lodge is a one-of-a-kind tourist resort in Namibia driven by sustainability and empowering the local community.
This island nation in the Pacific Ocean is on its way to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral tourist destination with citizens and visitors alike pledging to live eco-consciously.
Since 2016, Gothenburg has been ranked the world’s top sustainable destination -- and for good reason. Sweden’s second largest city will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2021, and is sure to wow visitors and locals alike.
When these people became homeless, others looked through them as if they were invisible. This Scottish organization isn’t just helping them get on their feet, but giving people who are homeless an opportunity to lead.
Visitors can experience breathtaking landscapes and authentic Kazakh life and cuisine through affordable community home stays in this Central Asian country.
The first thing visitors notice in the Faroe Islands is the breathtaking nature. But soon after, tourists notice something even more special: the way people welcome them into their homes.
Forget what you’ve heard about Medellin. Its street art tells the story of a city reborn into a modern, community-oriented destination.
Tesfa Tours provides sustainable vacations for tourists trekking through Ethiopia's gorgeous countryside. The tour company also provides farmers and families in rural areas a new source of income.
After devastating wildfires, organizations like Echidna Walkabout are coming up with clever ways to get visitors to help rebuild Australia’s animal populations and habitats.
Hesham Moadamani made a harrowing escape from war in Syria to asylum in Germany. Now he’s empowering other Syrians and refugees by sharing his story on his Berlin-based tour.
Tucked away in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap is the Footprint Café, an eatery that provides Khmer dishes, Cambodian coffee, and a healthy dose of opportunity for several local businesses.
Business owners pool their resources, not only to help every business grow, but to keep Ireland’s most iconic sites pristine for future generations.
Georgette Jupe gives travelers a deeper connection to Italy on her blog, Girl in Florence while inspiring readers to put their fears aside and accept new people and experiences.
Gabby Beckford not only works to inspire young people to travel the world, she’s focused on amplifying the voices of Black travelers as well.
With help from Il Viaggio Travel, Costa Rica is making adventure travel accessible to people of all abilities.
The quiet island of El Hierro is guaranteed to provide an action-packed vacation for the whole family, whether on land or in the water.
Māori cuisine gets the spotlight in unique fine dining combinations at Hiakai, led by Chef Monique Fiso.
Jeff Jenkins saw a lack of accessibility and representation for plus-size travelers. The personal stories he shares on Chubby Diaries created a diverse community in the travel industry.
After a debilitating accident, Alvaro Silberstein turned a bucket list trip to Chile into a transformative organization that opens up the world to travelers with disabilities.
Couple of Men founders Karl Krause and Daan Colijn provide vital information for LGBTIQ+ travelers while inspiring everyone to discover the world.
This community on the Southeastern coast of the United States may not be well known to travelers around the globe, but it has a unique history, language and culture that members are proud of.