Zoë Smith Travel Articles

 
Seven of the Best Eco-friendly Experiences in South America
Seven of the Best Eco-friendly Experiences in South America From tree climbing in the Amazonian jungle or galloping on horseback across Uruguayan plains, to getting spiritual at an Argentine Yoga retreat or pedaling through the Atacama Desert, South America has no shortage of experiences that are both easy on the wallet and the conscience.
Asia’s Most Incredible Treks
Asia’s Most Incredible Treks Whether watching the sunrise from the peak of a holy mountain, summiting a sulphur-belching active volcano or scouring the jungle for traces of the endangered black panther, these seven treks are amongst Asia’s most spectacular.
7 Unique Winter Activities in Japan
7 Unique Winter Activities in Japan From exploring an entire village sculpted from ice to sliding down a ski-slope cocooned in an inner tube, these 7 activities offer truly unique ways to spend the winter season in Japan.
Green Travel Resolutions – 10 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2012 
Green Travel Resolutions – 10 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2012  Zoë Smith offers 10 suggestions for travelers resolving to travel more responsibly in 2012.
12 Budget-Friendly Sustainable Travel Experiences
12 Budget-Friendly Sustainable Travel Experiences Zoë Smith asks fellow travelers for ideas and advice on the best ecotourism experiences that won’t burn a whole in your pocket.
Gift Guide: 9 Gift Ideas for Eco-Conscious Travelers
Gift Guide: 9 Gift Ideas for Eco-Conscious Travelers From solar-powered phone chargers to eco-friendly footwear and all-natural cosmetics, these 9 gift ideas will fuel your inspiration and give you plenty to pile up under the Christmas tree or stuff into a stocking.
10 Bizarre Desserts that Shouldn’t Taste So Good
10 Bizarre Desserts that Shouldn’t Taste So Good From shredded chicken breast pudding to pancakes oozing with chocolate and cheese, these 10 desserts are not only peculiar but undeniably scrumptious.
10 Amazing Ways to Start Your New Year
10 Amazing Ways to Start Your New Year Head to Christmas Island to celebrate the New Year ahead of the rest of the world, watch the stars fade over the Sahara desert as 2011 comes to a close or dive to the depths of the ocean for a truly other-worldly experience… Whichever you choose, these 10 suggestions are sure to trump the average New Year's Eve party.
How to Make a Difference on Your Trip Even with Limited Time
How to Make a Difference on Your Trip Even with Limited Time From short-term volunteer projects and community-focused tours, to offsetting your carbon emissions, these six tips will guide you on the road to a sustainable and eco-friendly vacation.
8 of the Best US Universities for Studying Abroad
8 of the Best US Universities for Studying Abroad Whether spending a semester on safari in Namibia or cruising between nations on a classroom-equipped ship, adding an international flavor to your undergraduate degree is an experience guaranteed to not only boost your resume but change your outlook on life. These 8 schools provide some of the best and most unique programs for overseas study.