A Travel Blog for the Eco-Minded
The Green Gatsby is a blog for nature lovers and the environmentally-conscious traveler. The blog hosts stories across the spectrum of green travel, from amazing ecotourism destinations to green travel practices and the latest on sustainable lifestyle trends.
Meet The Green Gatsby
Hi my name is Arlo, and I'm the Green Gatsby. For the past 25 years, my work as a conservationist and science communicator has had me traveling around the world - and sometimes living abroad - on behalf of major conservation and academic organizations. During that time I've become passionate both about the rich natural history of eco-destinations and about the travel process itself, and how we can make it more sustainable for our planet. So I started this blog to begin sharing that passion with you.
With 47 countries and counting, I know the ins and outs of green business travel in cities from Amsterdam to Bangkok. But despite the professional necessity of my suit-and-tie work, what really gets me fired up is wilderness, those remote, untouched corners of the globe that still function as nature intended. I'm an avid backcountry hiker and SCUBA diver, and my favorite work experiences have included living in the Amazon with Ecuador's Waorani indigenous group, sailing across the Atlantic aboard the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, monitoring sea turtle nests in South Florida, and serving as an online correspondent on research expeditions to some of South America's most remote waterways. Over the past couple years, I've formed a personal mission to explore and share the stories of each of the world's remaining major wilderness areas, and I'll be bringing you along via travel posts here on the Green Gatsby as well as more conservation issue-oriented pieces on I am Wilderness.
Latest Travel Stories
Ecuador’s Waorani people (also called Waodani or Huaorani) have broken ground this month on a new ecolodge in the Amazon. The lodge and cultural exchange center will be managed by and designed to benefit the people. The facility will be called Minkaye Lodge and is located in the Waorani Indigenous Territory in Ecuador’s Amazonian region. READ MORE
Namibia is pure magic. As the 2nd least densely populated country on Earth (the 1st is Mongolia), wilderness is the defining character of this southern African nation. These 10 photos of Namibia highlight this country’s stunning landscapes and unique character. Bordered on the west by the frigid Benguela Current, Africa’s iconic arid savannas taper off READ MORE
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New York’s Finger Lakes Region is a stunning landscape of glacier-carved lakes and rolling Appalachian hills, famous for its regionally renown wineries and charming Main Street villages. I knew all that and you probably do too. But what I didn’t know was that it’s also a top destination among those in-the-know for two of my READ MORE
This 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out-and-back segment of the Finger Lakes Trail follows a ridge-line along a steep canyon with views of waterfalls. It traverses several distinct forest types. The return upward incline is moderate, but it’s also possible to do this as a 2.6 mile hike if you leave a separate vehicle in the READ MORE
Singapore is nearly synonymous with seafood. From its wealth of Michelin rated restaurants to its world renown hawker centres, the range and quality of seafood in this city state is like no other. In fact, over 120,000 tons of seafood are consumed here each year. And there lies the problem. With such a wealth of READ MORE