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Is Your Family's Favorite Vacation Spot in Danger?

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Is Your Family's Favorite Vacation Spot in Danger?

Coral reefs around the world are dying. In fact, some experts estimate that almost 25% of coral reefs are already irreversibly damaged. For many years, vacationers have been able to avoid and ignore this disaster, but not anymore. Many of the most popular family vacation spots are in danger of losing their popular reefs that draw in so many tourists. Below is a list of four popular destinations for families, along with a brief history on their relationship with coral reefs — plus, how you can help prevent further damage. Hawaii Hawaii is home to 80% of coral reefs in...

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5 Reasons to Buy Mineral Sunscreen

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5 Reasons to Buy Mineral Sunscreen

It’s quite simple. Harmful chemicals in chemical sunscreen are bleaching and killing the coral reefs. Yes, there are other contributors (i.e. global warming, pollution, harvesting), but the use of chemical sunscreen is one of the only factors that the average person has a direct hand in.  We would never suggest that you go to the beach without sunscreen! Sun protection is incredibly important — but there is a better option. Mineral sunscreens are a great alternative that protect your skin from harmful UV rays without the harsh chemicals in traditional sunscreen products. Just some of the harmful chemicals that can be found in drug...

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How Your Family Can Protect the Coral Reefs

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How Your Family Can Protect the Coral Reefs

In order to protect the coral reefs, we must first discuss why the coral reefs need protecting. Why are they in danger? Well, their demise has much to do with consumers and vacationers simply not knowing that their actions are affecting the health of the ocean’s coral reefs. It all starts with becoming educated. Coral reefs are natural barriers to coastlines and they significantly benefit economies by protecting against erosion, cultivating fisheries, supporting tourism, providing substances for certain medicines, and providing beauty, culture and aesthetics to entire communities. So what’s causing the damage? Well, many things. Overfishing, global warming, and...

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San Andres: An Island Paradise in Colombia, South America

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San Andres: An Island Paradise in Colombia, South America

Where are we going this week? Colombia, South America! If only in our minds. Colombia, South America has become a tourist destination for many great reasons. It’s truly a dynamic wonderland that has something to offer for every type of traveler. Mountains, beaches, cities, colorful towns, vibrant markets and some of the best food you’ll ever eat. Oh, and islands. Yes, tropical islands right in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. About 445 miles from the coastal town of Cartagena, Colombia lies a three-island archipelago that belongs to the country of Colombia. In that archipelago, you’ll find a tiny little...

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Are you packing the right sunscreen for this hotspot in Mexico?

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Are you packing the right sunscreen for this hotspot in Mexico?

Heading to Xel-Há anytime soon? Located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Xel-Há is a natural water theme park and ecotourism development that boasts amazing spots for snorkeling and scuba diving, crystal clear blue water and marine life up close and personal. Explore caves, take underwater river tours, jump off cliffs, zip down the lighthouse waterfall, go ziplining and swim amongst colorful, vibrant marine life like you’ve never seen before — there’s something for everyone… but only if you have the right type of approved sunscreen. You see, there are many cenotes in this area of Mexico, and especially in this hotspot...

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