Impact Travel

Keep Sevier Beautiful: Living Green in Tennessee

Keep Sevier Beautiful One of the most progressive composting facilities in the world can be found in Tennessee. The largest mixed co-composting facility in the nation is the Sevier Solid Waste Composting Facility. It serves the City of Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over the summer, during a trip...

Backcountry Experiences with Maine Huts and Trails

*Disclosure: I was a guest of Maine Huts and Trails however all opinions are my own* I recently slept in a sleeping bag for the first time in my life. Not just in a sleeping bag but in a hut with bunk rooms in the middle of Maine. After learning about Maine Huts and Trails a year ago, I couldn’t wait to check out this organization. A non profit whose mission is...

7 Ways to Be a More Responsible Traveler

Understanding how you can make a difference through responsible travel isn’t as difficult as it may seem. I went straight to the experts with a question I often receive. “How can I be a more responsible traveler?”. Jessica Hansen, Global Engagement and Education Manager, from Kiva.org and Kelley Louise, Executive Director at the Impact Travel...