What other country can pride itself on having eaten organic food for the past 20 years, on deriving 30% of its energy from renewable sources, of being a pioneer in ecotourism, and having a Ministry for Climate Change? The answer? Cuba! With 263 protected areas, including six UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves, Cuba is home to over 350 species of birds and the Cuban crocodile, an endangered species.
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- Ch 401The New ChinaThis "inside look" at China by Geographic Travel filmmaker, Dale Johnson, is worth noting. For two decades, China's explosive double-digit growth has made her the world's leading economy by the most ambitious people in all of Asia, if not the world. The New China is about a young, vibrant culture that is making things happen that will affect us all.Laura McKenzie's TravelerLaura McKenzie believes that the Greek Islands are the perfect destination for a family vacation. Take the island of Hydra, for instance. Like many of the Greek Islands, neither cars, trucks, nor buses are allowed. Combine that with the fact that that there is virtually no crime, and your safe-vacation meter just scored big points. On top of all that, who would not enjoy a trek around an island by donkey?