Family-friendly Winter Escapes
BY: Marisa Belger
In search of a winter getaway that’s tons of fun, easy on the planet -- and maybe even educational? Whether you and your family like it frosty or tropical, there’s an eco-friendly vacation waiting for you.
Protect the Sea Turtles
Learning about exotic animals is one thing -- traveling to their home turf is another! This winter, pack up your crew and head south to Costa Rica, where an Earthwatch team will help you protect the leatherback sea turtle, which is facing extinction. Visit Earthwatch.org for more information and additional expeditions.
Hit the Slopes
Before you pop on your skis (or strap on your board), consider the mountain that will be hosting your excursion. Seek out resorts that put the natural habitat -- and its animal inhabitants -- first, as well as those that focus on water and energy conservation.