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Our Problem with Plastic: Tips for a Plastic Free World

Entering plastic into the news-feed of a search engine makes for woeful reading.   Greenpeace has shockingly stated that 8.3 biillion tonnes of plastic have been produced since the 1950s. The BBC unhappily informs me our production rate continues to accelerate; 8 million tonnes enters our oceans each year, offers the latest soundbite. The stark […]

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Adventure Travel Industry Prioritizes the UN SDGs

Sustainable practices are fundamental to the adventure travel industry, and to help guide sustainable development initiatives the United Nations has identified 17 global Sustainable Development Goals to reach by 2030. The UN has encouraged every organization and individual to take part in the movement to provide a dignified life for all people and a sustainable future […]

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Quick Tips for a Sustainable Mountain Adventure

#travelenjoyrespect 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as promoted by the United Nations. The UN is dedicated to raising awareness about the huge impact that tourism has on communities and the environment. Through the interactive #travelenjoyrespect campaign, travelers can share what responsible travel means to them, post photos of their adventures, […]

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A Place Called Earth: Colombia

Explore Colombia This spectacular video of Colombia by Cameron Brown – Make a Greater Impact is a perfect example of why traveling in Colombia is always an unforgettable experience. With stunning drone shots from around Colombia, Cameron hopes to inspire people to protect these incredible, and vulnerable places. If you want to know more about the […]

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Medellín Video: Mom, I’m Fine

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Introducing Adventure Guide Mateo Isaza

The Project Cordillera team has spent a lot of time with our Colombian partner, Mateo Isaza, over the past year and we’d love for you to meet him! One of the best partners around, Mateo is knowledgeable about the places he travels, makes travel accessible to everyone, and is genuinely a very interesting person. Come […]

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6 Tips for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism impacts communities in untold ways. There are obviously many positive impacts to tourism, including economic and social investment in rural or often times remote locations and the spread of understanding across communities. However, most communities and environments pay a far more negative price for tourism. As travelers and adventure seekers, it is our responsibility to make […]

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The Land of a Thousand Rhythms: Discovering Colombian Music

I admit my knowledge of Colombian music is limited – Shakira anyone? But, not long ago I found myself reading one of those Pitchfork-type-exposés on the up-and-coming music scene in Bogotá. I’ll put it on my to do list I thought, as it would be a surefire way to out-maneuver the Father John Misty reference […]

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Wall and Piece: Colombia

Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colors and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons […]

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Hola Colombia! Interesting Facts to Know

Viva Colombia! Colombia is fast on its way to becoming a “must see” as a traveler. 10 years ago Colombia had about 900,000 visitors – last year they had almost 3 million! Colombia has it all: some of the most picturesque old traditional towns, stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, breath-taking nature and warm, welcoming people. SPELL IT […]

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