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  • Quarantine Daydreams: Rio de Janeiro

    Quarantine Daydreams is a new content series in which we ask fellow travelers which destinations they’ve been daydreaming about while in lockdown, and how we can all make a positive impact on those destinations when we can finally visit — and also while we can’t. If you’d like to contribute to this series, please reach out at conor@hiddenlemur.com. This week’s contributor is Sonia Dheer, a…

  • How This Ecotourism Organization Is Fighting Deforestation And Poverty In Madagascar

    There isn’t any other place on earth like Madagascar — according to the World Wildlife Foundation, 70% of Madagascar’s 250,000 animal species can’t be found anywhere else. However, less than 10% of Madagascar’s original forest still exists today, as slash and burn practices driven by desperate economic conditions have decimated the country’s endemic flora and fauna. So, how can the people of Madagascar prioritize conservation…

  • How Nomads Giving Back Is Making Positive Impact Travel More Accessible For All

    The popularity of remote work, longterm travel, and the digital nomad lifestyle continues to grow — and that growth shows no signs of slowing down. But what does that growth mean for the local communities in which digital nomads work? How can these nomads ensure that they participate in positive impact travel? Tarek Kholoussy is the founder of Nomads Giving Back!, a social impact organization…

  • 71 Sustainable Travel Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

    It’s ok to admit it: there’s a good chance a trip you’ve taken was at least subconsciously inspired by a picture you saw on Instagram. Sure, there may be a few too many travel #influencers who are more interested in showing themselves off than their destinations of choice, but a growing network of sustainable travelers are leveraging the platform’s massive reach to advocate for responsible…

  • The Problem With Sustainable Travel — Hidden Lemur Weekly #1

    (Editor’s note: This article is the first edition of our new sustainable travel newsletter. If you think you’d like to receive a regular dose of sustainable travel news and inspiration, sign up here.) Doesn’t sustainable travel seem kind of exhausting? After all, it’s easy to openly support conscious consumerism. Acting on those values, however, can be pretty damn difficult. As this FastCompany essay lays out,…

  • Doing Good On The Road: A Q & A With The Altruistic Traveller

    The proliferation of travel bloggers, content creators, and yes, even social media influencers has had a considerable impact on the way we travel. Hidden Lemur’s mission is to provide an accessible platform for sustainable travel experiences — both by promoting locally-operated lodges and tours and by working with creators who encourage their audiences to travel ethically and sustainably. One such creator is Bianca Caruana, founder…

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    Sailing Around The World, Sustainably: Two Cruisers’ Perspectives

    The values of sustainable travel remain the same no matter where you go — but that doesn’t mean there’s just one way to get there. Most choose to travel by air or by land, but for those with the time, resources, and willingness to brave some choppy seas, live-aboard sailing done right can mean leaving an especially tiny footprint while traveling the world. Since christening…