Go green, you say?
Why, yes, of course. In this day and age there’s no reason not to go green by choosing eco-friendly options when you are planning your next trip or vacation. It’s easy to do the right thing while seeing the world if you know what to look for in terms of offsetting carbon emissions for air miles, booking green hotels and rental homes, and patronizing tour operators and other vendors who pay attention to sustainability.
Here are some ideas about where to go next while keeping a clean, green conscience…
In Patagonia, Chile, you’ll meet the winds’ many moods, come in close contact with rugged mountains & piercing blue waters & let the sun provide the warmth.
Many people are waiting for their chance to go on vacation and live again after months on lockdown due to Covid-19.
Eco-friendly travel in Australia is making significant positive contributions to the cultural, economic & environmental well-being of the country.
Experience the country comforts of an independent working farm in Pennsylvania.
Desert Oasis: Finding Nature and Community in Israel’s Eco Kibbutz
This year, ski areas were issued a challenge: Could they reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and help to undo some of the global warming damage that would inevitably be their downfall? They didn’t have to go it alone. The National Ski Area Association’s Sustainable Slopes program teamed up with Clif Bar & Company, the Natural […]
Handspan Adventure Travel is using tourism to improve quality of life & environmental conditions for the most isolated, at-risk of Vietnam’s Hill Tribes.
There’s no better way to get around Denmark’s capital and to see the sights than than by riding a bicycle…
Mesmerized by a Mini-Continent Along the road in rural Madagascar, giant baobab trees sit like vegetable elephants and malnourished children dance in hopes that travelers will toss them money. Our van, lurching over the rutted Malagasy National Highway, had long passed the last wooden shanty when the front tire fell off and rolled away. Some […]
A Greener Blue Lagoon Fiji's Turtle Island, the Setting for Brooke Shields' Blue Lagoon, Good for the Soul, Good for the Planet
Turtle Island Resort in Fiji — where Brooke Shields and company filmed the movie Blue Lagoon — goes green with solar power & hydroponic gardens…
Tourism in Nepal Strikes a Delicate Balance To reach the best place to see Mount Everest (known locally as Sagarmatha), from Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu you first take a half-hour flight on a small plane to Lukla, then walk 31 miles to the small city of Namche. The trekking is by foot, up 12,000 […]
Eco-Friendly Trips: Seeing the World Without Trashing It Your travel is only as green as you make it
Eco-friendly trips are marked by travellers bringing less stuff and contributing to the local economy and off-setting emissions created getting there…
The Mayan expression Quauhtitlan, meaning "between the trees," gave the name to what is now Guatemala. With more than 30 legally declared protected areas, and 40 more proposed, Guatemala boasts some of the richest biodiversity in the world: 19 ecosystems, over 300 microclimates, 400 species of birds, a myriad of snakes, wild cats, and monkeys, and thousands of species of tropical trees and plants–many of which are threatened by illegal burning and harvesting.
Sustainable Slopes: Aspen Skiing Company Makes the Environment Its Business
If you like otherworldly natural scenery, exhilarating adventure and eco-friendly culture, Moab, Utah and the surrounding desert landscapes of Arches National Park & beyond might be just what you need…
In the Year of the Reef, Bonaire Offers Great Diving and Protected Coral In stark contrast to the runaway American-style construction on neighboring Aruba (McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, a water-intensive golf course and numerous American hotel chains), the island of Bonaire, in the Netherlands Antilles off the coast of Venezuela, remains a quiet getaway and […]
More and more, young people are looking for ways to make a difference when traveling.
The Banyan Resort in Key West, Florida, is the first lodging establishment in the Keys to earn Green Lodging certification…
When traveling in Asia, with so many ancient and sacred sites such as temples and forests, it’s especially important to be respectful and preserve the places you visit.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a fascinating and humbling up-close look at the earth’s underbelly, plus you have the big island’s rainforests and beaches at your beck and call…
When the first European travelers saw Hawaii, they thought they’d found paradise. But the 50th state, Hawaii is no longer so Edenic. Waikiki Beach has become a high-rise hell, and Honolulu, on the main island of Oahu, is America’s 11th largest urban center (though it remains the only U.S. city with a rainforest).
Traveling can be a challenge for those trying to lead an eco-friendly life. From room deodorizers and potpourri to non-organic breakfasts and sheets that reek of bleach, the typical overnight stay can seem so toxic you’d almost rather stay home. But no more. Over the past decade, there’s been a welcome rise in eco-friendly bed-and-breakfasts.
Recreational tree climbing is taking root in the ecotourism industry, and it’s sending guys like Tim Kovar to far off reaches of the globe.
Dreaming of an ocean getaway? Rather than hop on a ferry or spread out the beach towel, dive into the world’s most pristine waters while helping to support conservation efforts. Biosphere Expeditions is one of the pioneering organizations behind this philosophy. Since 1999, the nonprofit has joined “voluntourists” with scientists working in remote areas around […]
Think Florida vacation and the mind turns inevitably to Disney World, which takes up 47 square miles of prime Orlando real estate and is as big as San Francisco. But there’s another side of Florida, one that places you amid some of the nicest white sand beaches anywhere, and within shouting distance of the state’s unique and sporadically protected wildlife.
Imagine a South Pacific paradise, steeped in the 18th century history of Captain James Cook and William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. You can almost smell fragrant frangipani blossoms, taste sweet papayas and feel cool breezes. Now add to that vision: blue starfish, a sparrow-size-bird threatened by extinction and a tree-climbing senior citizen.
A Rail Renaissance Connects Trains to Natural Destinations While it’s true that trains use about half the energy per passenger-mile that planes do, and less than cars, too, most travelers have a more pressing concern: Are trains a viable alternative to flying and driving? Train service in Europe is fast and convenient, but in most […]
Bill Adams’ tractor goes putt, putt, putt. It’s a 1957 John Deere, the last of the two-cylinder models, and just one of the many venerable pieces of agricultural equipment around the Adams Farm in southern Vermont, which has been under one family’s ownership since 1865. Adams’ tractor has been used for maple sugaring, for sheep […]
Finding Paradise in the Dominican Republic – As the plane skids to a stop on the tarmac of Punta Cana International Airport, the first impression of the Dominican Republic is of open-air breezeways and thatched roofs.
Traveling green through Wisconsin and Minnesota with stops at the starkly beautiful Apostle Islands, local farms and green bed and breakfasts.