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Find it on Wayaj: Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Find it on Wayaj: Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar "Atangaye na jua hujuwa" it is a local proverb which means "He who wanders around by day a lot, learns a lot" in Kiswahili, the official language of Zanzibar. Indeed, there is a lot to wander around and learn on these islands off the coast of East Africa and …

Romantic ecofriendly destinations to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. If you're still looking for ideas to sweep your loved one off their feet, read on and act fast! From an amorous evening in high atop a mountain with a view over St. Moritz's valley to a couples massage by a river in Bali, here’s a list of earth-friendly …

6 Organic Restaurants to Enjoy When Traveling

One of the greatest things about exploring a country is getting to know its culture by tasting the local culinary specialties. Whether it’s fluffy Ladakhi bread baked in the house of the former king or a celery and green apple granita in a Portuguese vineyard, we’ve put together a list of some of the best …

Top Eco-Friendly Winter Gear

Top Eco-Friendly Winter Gear There’s a revolution happening with sustainable materials! Here at Wayaj we’re discovering winter products that are not only vegan, but eco-friendly as well. One such material is “Thermore Ecodown,” a feather free filler that keeps you warm even in frigid temperatures; then there’s a luxurious faux fur made from recycled PET …

Find it on Wayaj: Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald

Find it on Wayaj: Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald Just in time for the peak ski season, today we launch our series of hotel profiles with Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald a century old family run property which combines traditional Swiss hospitality with a commitment to modern sustainable practices. Sustainability efforts   “The decision to be more sustainable came …

5 Great Eco Adventures Off the Beaten Path to Do in 2019

Be one step ahead of the crowds of hipsters and aspiring travel bloggers with these 5 unique eco adventures to enjoy in 2019.

Ecotravel Bucket List 2019

Hello Wayajers! As another year ends and a new one begins, it is the perfect time to make plans and set intentions for next turn of the wheel. Ecotourism is poised to be one of the main travel trends in 2019 -and it will keep growing in the following years, so we want to hear …

10 Gift Ideas for the Eco Traveler

It's just over 10 days to Christmas!! If you're still missing some gifts for your favorite fellow green travelers, here are some last minute ideas for all pockets and travel styles. To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set There’s no need to use wasteful plastic cutlery when you travel. This lightweight reusable bamboo utensil set created by …

Best Christmas fairs for ecofriendly travelers

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and to travel! The weeks before Christmas are one of the best times to visit Europe. Not only it's low travel season (cheaper, less crowded ...), but cities, towns and villages, all get in the season's festive mood with ornate light decorations, special events and local crafts markets. In recent …

Travel Giving Tuesday: Donate for Environment and Community

As world travelers, we know first hand how much needs to be done to preserve the beautiful diversity of our planet and support the native communities that often are the guardians of these natural treasures.  Since this objectives are also part of any wholesome sustainability policy, many of the hotels listed on Wayaj actively work …

5 Ecofriendly Beach Destinations

Whether you are a jetsetter or a backpacker, if you plan to have an eco-friendly vacation, on Wajay you’ll find the ideal destination. Here are a few suggestions based on travel types, fashionable, active, with kids, splurge and budget , to help you planning your perfect earth friendly beach escape.

13 Haunted Places to Visit for Halloween

This year bring together your passion for travel and upgrade your Halloween experience to something more realistic that plastic puppets and spooky paraphernalia by visiting one of this haunted cities and locations from around the world. From serial murders scenes and plague infested halls to vicious landlords and pagan sacrifices, these are 13 (!) most spectral places to visit to get real for Halloween.

6 Eco-Friendly Weekend Ideas To Welcome Fall and Beat the End of Summer Blues 

Good bye long days, warm weather, light clothes and the great outdoors. All around the Northern hemisphere schools are reopening, thus marking the unofficial end of the summer. This change of season can be saddening, if not traumatic (yes, we know a few beach animals!), for some, that’s why we put together a few ideas for short eco-friendly trips and activities to beat the end of summer blues. 

Elephant Day 2017: eco-friendly destinations to help the elephants’ cause

Since 2012, August 12th marks World Elephant Day, a reminder to preserve and protect the elephants around the world. As the tiger, the elephant is another animal that has accompanied humans in their legends, stories and daily lives for millennia.

Green Travel Gear: 12 essential items 

Choosing sustainable hotels and transportation are important factors to travel in an environmentally friendly way, however, the choices made when packing have also consequences on the environment. Here are a few essential items to bring along to make sure your travel will leave the smallest carbon foot-print as possible.  Let’s start from the suitcase, an essential companion especially for all those trips that last more than a weekend. The …

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