We are Eco Escape Travel – the home of all things ecotourism, sustainable travel and enticing adventure content. Our goal is to grow a community of smart travellers who can use this platform to share, explore, and contribute eco-travel and adventure content. Eco Escape Travel is the first of its kind and all eco-content contains one or more of our four pillars to make it unique and true to the story.
We are inspired by nature, and we grow through community – that community is you, and the many people who aim to make a difference while globetrotting or exploring their own backyard.
By filtering content through our pillars, we hope to promote the many experiences, businesses, and organizations around the world doing great things in travel and adventure.
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines Ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”
With this definition, it is easy to conclude that this type of travel is responsible, ethical, educational and impactful.
Ecotourism can include interpretive hikes, staying with a local homestay, scuba diving with a responsible and informative company, an educational tour, or simply a self-guided trek that engages you with the environment and reminds you why we have so much left in this world worth fighting for.
After travelling to multiple countries and collecting many beer labels, Jonny Bierman’s interest in ecotourism was sparked by a professor that was spearheading a community empowerment project in Costa Rica. Through partnerships such as EarthWatch Institute, Rainforest Alliance and Vancouver Island University, he worked with the Heart of Gold Project which continues today, diversifying farming communities through the introduction of sustainable agro-tourism.
Fast-forward a few years, after completing his Tourism Management studies and a semester abroad in Mexico, Jonny has invested in a career in travel media and content marketing. After years of formulating and evolving a plan, he coupled his passions for media and content with ecotourism and Eco Escape Travel began. Jonny hopes to grow Eco Escape Travel into a thriving hub for ecotourism and adventure travel content while inspiring you – the community – to contribute and help lead the way in sustainable travel.