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4 Ways for Travelers to Stop Single-Use Plastics

“Single-use” plastics are items like plastic grocery bags, packaging materials, bottles, and straws that are intended for one use. In many parts of the world, disposing of single-use plastics means burial in a landfill or, worse, burning as a toxin-emitting fuel. And, throwing away plastics contributes to climate change by increasing both the demand for petroleum as a raw material to manufacture new plastics and carbon emissions from the manufacturing process.

Posted on July 17, 2019

Celebrating 40 Years of Earth Preservation! Part One.

The Earth Preservation Fund celebrates 40 years of environmental activism in 2019! After reaching such a milestone, it seems appropriate to examine some past EPF projects while also looking forward towards the future. Part 1 of this series looks at the EPF’s past with an interview with Will Weber, one of the founders of both Journeys International and the Earth Preservation Fund.



A freshly planted Norway Spruce celebrates Earth Day with friends.

Posted on April 23, 2019

40 Ways to Honor the Earth When You Travel

Honoring Earth is one of eight core values that guide the work of Journeys International. There are a myriad of ways to enact this value while having adventures, and we are always on the lookout for more. In honor of Earth Day and the 40th anniversary of the Earth Preservation Fund – the non-profit organization that supports conservation in Journeys destinations through contributions from Journeys travelers – we're sharing a list of 40 of our favorite planet-friendly travel practices. If you have more suggestions, please share in the comments!

Posted on April 22, 2019

Nepal Earthquake Relief: Michigan students help to rebuild a school in Nepal


Posted on April 3, 2019

What You Need to Know About Flying to the Azores

We're all about the Azores at Journeys right now. The volcanic archipelago (way) off the west coast of Portugal has pretty much everything you could want in a dream trip: spectacular scenery, fascinating ecosystems, interesting living traditional culture, exhilarating activities, lovely climate, amazing expert guides, delightful boutique lodges, scrumptious meals....

Posted on May 9, 2018


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