Picture this: relaxing on your own private terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez, with volcanic islands and desert hills on the horizon. This was a pleasure I enjoyed last week as a guest of the Villa del Palmar resort at the Islands of Loreto in Baja California Sur. I flew to Loreto on one of [...]
A lodge with the word “sleeping” in its name may sound like a lazy type of place, but at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you waste all your time snoozing. Tucked away in the woods alongside Icicle Creek, at the base of Washington’s Cascade Mountains (whose ridgeline shape is the [...]
It takes a load of courage to move from the bright lights of a major city to a tiny cabin that’s completely off the public utilities grid and can only be reached by boat or seaplane. Now imagine sharing that space with two other people, a cat and two dogs. Sound crazy? On the face of it, perhaps, but not if you’re a family with a vision, like the Gabriels of Sakinaw Lake Lodge.
With all the green buzzwords flying around these days, it can be hard for travelers to know what to trust. How do you know if a tourism business is truly sustainable? How can you be certain that an ecolodge is really “eco”? What kinds of criteria should you be looking at? Enter Hitesh Mehta, a [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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