Picking a sustainable tourism consultant can be a difficult experience. It doesn’t have to be. Eco lodges, tour operators, travel agents and other professionals often require assistance in unfamiliar  areas. These companies and entrepreneurs are then faced with deciding between a large, general consulting firm or a more specialized consultant that focuses on sustainable tourism.

Lush rainforests, green mountains and sandy beaches dominate. Guess who I am? Costa Rica? Maui? All of the above, actually. 2018 started off right for me with travels to both Hawaii and Costa Rica. With so much noise and negative news in the world, sometimes you just need a break—a traveler’s recharge. Not surprisingly, the

The tourism industry has been around a long time, so why the recent push for sustainable tourism? We have to look at this from many angles, including political, social, environmental and long term vision. Tourism is the fastest, I repeat, fastest growing industry. Having said that, it’s an understatement to claim that tourism makes an

Have you been ecotourism dreamin’? If so, this list is for you. It’s a list of the top 3 destinations for ecotourism. One of these are to be expected (yes, Stretch Tourism operates there), but one destination may catch you by surprise. After doing a lot research for eco-friendly travel areas, we picked the top

You like to travel, but don’t want the hassle of planning your own trip. We can help. Sure, there are many travel companies that can book a trip, but Stretch Tourism is uniquely positioned to provide the best experience possible in a responsible way. Read the top three reasons why you should travel with Stretch

Who do you travel with? How did you meet your travel partner? The answer probably depends on your situation, age, interests and personality. Maybe you travel with your wife, boyfriend, mom, lifelong buddy, furry friend, or a Meetup connection. A friend recently asked me “How do you pick who you travel with, especially for short

What is ecotourism? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. Ecotourism is a subset of sustainable tourism. As with any sustainability strategy, regardless of industry, the three foundational pillars are: People Planet Profit.

The first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day. June 2, 2017 also happened to be: National Leave the Office Early Day, National Rocky Road Day, National Bubba Day, and National Rotisserie Chicken Day. But let’s set those to the side, because TODAY, the first Saturday of June, marks National Trails Day® in the United

Memorial Day weekend is here. This weekend marks the kickoff of the summer travel season, often times causing a painful travel experience for the ill prepared. According to AAA, 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That is one million more travelers than 2016, and the highest Memorial

Stretch Tourism has officially launched. We’re online for the world to see and ready to help people have the best travel experience possible, while being kind to mother nature and developing local communities. Starting a travel company is something that I’ve tossed around for quite some time. After three years of researching ecotourism and brainstorming around travel startup ideas,