National Geographic’s Tips on Ethical Wildlife Tourism

In an attempt to navigate tourists away from problematic and unethical wildlife experiences, National Geographic has published five tips for tourists.  To prevent animals’ suffering, one must tread lightly and look for red flags. Research, of course, is most important. As tourists love animals and the industry can be responsive, we must all look through potentially misleading terms like “gives back to conservation,” “sanctuary,” and “rescue,” …

Road Trip: Phoenix to Sedona and Beyond in Arizona

From contemporary cuisine to natural wonders and even a ghost town

Driving around Arizona, the sixth largest state in the US, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of nowhere, or even onto another planet—in one moment you’re surrounded by rocky red buttes, the next saguaro-speckled desertscapes and then, verdant valleys. While one could spend weeks upon weeks exploring the majestic region, we spent a weekend there and paved out a road …

Four Seasons Untethering Accommodations in The Maldives

Social and environmental endeavors, luxurious accommodation and views to dream about

Following arrival at the international airport in the capital of Male, a surprisingly relaxing (depending on your stomach for water travel) 30-minute trip by speedboat is the last leg of the journey to Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa located in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives. Even in the very early hours of the morning, cheerful employees offer warm greetings, cold towels and …