It seems that ever since that Al Gore movie, ecological tourism has been attracting hordes of travelers hell-bent on affirming their social identity, advanced education, and disposable incomesread: Orange Countians flocking to third-world countries across the globe. For many of these impoverished nations, ecotourism not only helps boost the economy but also finances environmental protection within their borders. Cant afford a trip to Nepal? Try flaunting your more modest bankroll and preserving wildlife for posterity right here in your own backyard with Orange Countys own ecotourism draw: OC Wildlife and Beach Tours, Inc. This group of green guides take environmentally conscious tourists around the county with a few local tours: a wildlife and beach tour, an art tour with optional wine tasting, and a beach, coastal and shopping tourbecause we wouldnt want to miss out on stimulating our own economy.
Starts: Sept. 28. Daily, 2008