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Eco-travel Blog: Discover eco-friendly travel and lifestyles

Welcome to our Eco-travel Blog. Come visit to find the latest information, travel updates and more. On the Eco-travel Blog you can get inspired by all the ways you can conserve the environment and travel in the most sustainable way.

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Mar 23, 2017

Tips for planning an eco-friendly trip

Top tips for planning and making the most of an eco-friendly vacation

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Sep 27, 2016

Most Endangered Animals

The most endangered animals in the world are pictured in an infographic, along with information on what is causing these animals to become critically endangered and how to stop it.

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Sep 17, 2015

Permaculture Design Courses South Africa

Permaculture Design Courses South Africa aims to let you know what, when and where permaculture design courses are happening!

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Sep 11, 2015

Cheetah Outreach

Discover some of the last remaining cheetahs with cheetah tours and conservation in Somerset West.

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Mar 18, 2015

Is Chewing Gum Green

Love chewing gum? Find out whether chewing gum can ever be green and what the environmental consequences are.

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Mar 12, 2015

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Escape into the heart of nature at Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, with affordable cottages and camping outside Montagu.

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Jan 16, 2015

Paradise Distant Relatives

A blog about finding Paradise at Distant Relatives, an eco-friendly lodge and backpackers off the Kenyan Coast.

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Jan 16, 2015

Distant Relatives

Escape into nature at Distant Relatives Eco Lodge and Backpackers, a budget and eco-friendly getaway off the Kenyan coast

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Nov 26, 2014

Eco-friendly Accommodation South Africa

Discover incredible Eco-friendly Accommodation and one-of-a-kind vacation spots throughout South Africa - from backpackers to cosy cottages and five-star eco-lodges and everything in between.

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Nov 20, 2014

Terra Khaya Backpackers

Deep in the magical wonderland that is Hogsback lies Terra Khaya Backpackers, an eco-friendly backpackers on Chillington Farm

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Eco-travel & Lifestyles

Hi, my name is Melissa and I created this site together with photographer Christopher List to help spread awareness about green lifestyles and travel, so everyone can learn how easy it is to live in a sustainable way. Enjoy!

Carbon-neutral scooter safari

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I wasn't sure what a permaculture design course was about, until I read through Melissa's fantastic blog! I've signed up and soon I'll be a PDC graduate too.

Kelly Richardson - Arizona

The link between personal responsibility and preserving our environment is becoming increasingly clear to me. Reading up on simple ways to be more eco-friendly in my life and travels has really helped me practice what I preach.

Dennis Howley - Namibia

I can't wait to follow Melissa and Chris' adventures in the Middle East and Africa. You guys inspire me!

Khalid Seif - Dubai

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