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Trish Sare Nominated for Women of Distinction Award

BikeHike founder and director Trish Sare has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award by her Vancouver peers. She is among nine finalists in the Entrepreneurship category. The Awards honour women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well being and future of the community, as well as the wellness and diverse […]

4 Easy Ways Travellers Can Support Local Economies

As romantic and life affirming as travel can be, it is dishonest to ourselves and others to overlook the very real dark side of the travel industry. The sad truth is that much travel has a negative impact on the world. If taken lightly, travel can spoil the very world we are trying to see. […]

New Restrictions Expose the Active Side of the Galápagos

One of the world’s most diverse and celebrated eco-systems, the Galápagos Islands has recently made a statement on the importance of environmental and social preservation. Effective February 1st, 2012, stiff regulations have offset the abounding boat-based tourism in the Galápagos Islands. These new rules have cut traffic to the 15 most popular island sites. Ships […]

BikeHike Makes Much Better Adventures

We were surfing the Twitter waves a few weeks ago and noticed that some of the tweeps in our sustainable travel stream were talking about this new online directory: Much Better Adventures. “Hey” we thought “We’re sustainable, we provide sustainable adventures, and we think we’re much better than some companies at being sustainable. So why […]