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The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Rainforest Alliance also supports and promotes certification in sustainable tourism as a tool for improvement and market competitiveness and we work together with local certification schemes form the countries we are working with. We are leading the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas as a way of facilitating the communication between programs and also standardize a minimum of criteria acceptable in order to be part of the network and recognized as a verifiable program. We are currently working in the second edition of a catalog that includes all the certified businesses in the continent.

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Travel Tip For Today

Bring one pair of comfortable walking shoes as well as a pair of sandals or Tevas. Before you leave home, break in your new shoes so you're not uncomfortable on the road.

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Weekend Getaways with Kids


Acertain melancholy would always set in for me during the first few weeks of school, and after the start of packed lunches, tight schedules and nights of homework, I was longing for the freedom of summer. Homeschoolers and those with little youngsters too small to be in school yet still enjoy traveling – shouldn’t we all? Even though the sun is setting on the great summer months, families can still get going! Following please find some spectacular reasons to take advantage of 3 day weekends, school holidays, and light homework loads this fall.

Fall Leaves at a Bed-And-Breakfast Inn

Many inns and hospitality properties have their high season during the summer, so enjoy the reduced rates of the slower season when you plan a family trip this time of year. In fact, some families wait until the autumn months to enjoy a little vacation, simply in order to take advantage of the great savings. Explore the area around you, as you won’t want to spend too much of your short getaway in transit, and you may discover great places to relax and rejuvenate on a weekend getaway that your kids will love!

Kids with Hoops

Fall is a great time to travel, and getting your kids excited about it won’t be hard! The beautiful natural changes of fall, whether you are on the dramatic East coast, the more temperate climate of the West or anywhere in between, you kids will jump for the chance to rest their minds from the flurry and business of beginning school, and explore new places and activities. This time of year also offers unique and fun attractions for your kids, from fall foliage tours to corn mazes, as well as harvest festivals and sporting events. Local places of history, like living museums, reenactments, and colonial or historic cities close to your town are perfect destination for weekend getaways – all the fun of a getaway without feeling like you’re skipping school!

Family on Bikes

Taking a weekend getaway during the most opportune moment of fall opens up a few days for kids to explore, learn and bond during these transitional times, when school becomes most important. I know some of my most treasured traveling experiences with my kids have been during the cool and refreshing autumn months, when both kids and parents can appreciate the wonders a weekend getaway can do for the hustle and bustle of everyday life.




Thank you that is such wonderful advice...we too have had many family vacations that have started out with trips to explore possible new colleges and have ended up being such fun with all our family involved. You can certainly see some wonderful and unexpected sights on these road trips.

Jane Smith, Virginia.

Thank you Pamela for all your ideas. You have inspired my wife and I to take a long road trip this summer while taking our son to his new college. We are planning a different route there this time and hope to take in the many wonderful sights along the way there.

Mallard Cross, Oregon

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