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  • Summer Sights: Fathom Five Visitor Centre

    June 21, 9:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Fathom Five National Park in Tobermory, Ontario is under water and accessible only to glass bottomed boats and scuba divers with very thick neoprene suits- this ain't Ras Mohammed., so a very small proportion of visitors actually see the park. However

  • Summer Sights: The Duncan House

    June 16, 8:04 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Another summer site that is now open is the Duncan House, a Usonian design by Frank Lloyd Wright that was moved from Chicago to Polymath Park, a resort near Pittsburgh. Usonian houses were "ypically small, single story dwellings without a garage or

  • Responsible Tourism Awards 2007 Looking For Your Nominations

    June 8, 6:30 PM by Leonora Oppenheim in Travel

    The online eco-travel agency Responsible Travel has teamed up with Virgin Holidays to present the Responsible Tourism Awards for the fourth year in a row. They are now looking to you to nominate your favourite 'tourism ventures all over the world that

  • Sights on Bikes: The Best Way to see Toronto

    May 29, 11:13 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Toronto is not a bicyclist's paradise; The drivers resent you and the bumps, potholes and patches shake your teeth out. On the other hand, it is relatively flat and dense, and if you are touring rather than commuting there are many nice, relatively

  • SpaceShare: Less Cars, More Community

    May 18, 8:59 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Online car sharing and pooling services have been around since there were people online; (TreeHugger here) SpaceShare is a bit different. It is database software for conferences or weddings, customized for the event. For instance, for a wedding, US$

  • No Frills Eco-Chic Hotel Coming to Montreal

    May 4, 8:41 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    The trendiest hoteliers in Canada are the Groupe Germain, but they are high-end boutique and expensive. Now they have launched the cheap-chic Alt brand-"What we're launching today has been dubbed no-frills-chic, combining design, atmosphere and chic

  • Enviro-summer Camp At Frost Centre Institute

    May 2, 8:14 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Since it opened in the Depression as a ranger training camp, the Frost Centre in Haliburton, Ontario has been an important source of environmental and outdoor education. The government closed it down in 2004 to save a buck and caused a huge protest, so

  • Eco-Tourism at the Iberá Marsh in Corrientes, Argentina

    March 27, 8:30 AM by Paula Alvarado in Travel

    If you’ve already been to Buenos Aires and Patagonia or you’re looking for a new Argentine landscape, try the Iberá Marsh in Corrientes province. This 3.458.000 acres swamp is South America’s second largest, and one of the most important fresh water

  • Trend: Philanthropic Travel

    March 13, 7:48 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Many kids in Europe take a "gap year" between high school and university; a lot of them do "voluntourism" involving hard labour and dodgy food, but come away enriched by the experience. Fast Company magazine discusses how those already enriched in other

  • Phnom Penh Restaurant Salvation for Street Kids

    March 7, 5:56 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Travel

    You can't help but notice the street kids in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Some of them, darting through the heavy traffic of tuk-tuks and motos on their hunt for crisp dollar bills, are so young they have yet to learn to talk. Other than scooping them off

  • The Greenest Ski Resorts

    March 5, 9:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    We have noted previously that skiing or boarding is not the greenest of sports, but it is one most concerned about global warming. Fast Company magazine has compiled a list of the 10 greenest ski resorts including usual suspects like Aspen but also

  • The "Zero-Carbon" Luxury Beach Resort

    February 9, 1:46 PM by Justin Thomas in Travel

    The Observer is reporting that the world's first 'zero-carbon' five-star resort is being developed by architects in London. The developers of the resort, due to open next year, claim it will have no negative environmental impact and each of its 35

  • Israelis Turn Backpackers Green In Nepal

    February 5, 9:35 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Travel

    Practically every Israeli after a two or three year stint in the army escapes the pressures of living in a small country surrounded by less than benevolent neighbours – to go backpacking somewhere else, anywhere else. You can find hordes of them

  • Escape Adventures: Carbon Neutral Outfitter

    February 1, 10:15 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Words are easy, actions are harder. First the words: "Everything we do in our daily life either impacts the environment in a positive way or a negative way. It is as simple as that. At Escape Adventures, we understand this and take it very seriously.

  • Recycling becomes Upcycling at the Hotel Basico

    January 4, 4:53 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    A much funkier green than yesterday's Fairmont is Playa Del Carmen's Hotel Basico. It is a mix of recycled 50's industrial aesthetic and real recycled materials, like the rooftop pools made out of oil tanks and the cabanas made from the back of old

  • Cycling Rail Trails a Boost to Local Economies

    December 24, 7:01 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Rail trails are based on disused railway lines being ripped up and their relatively level trackways being converted to recreational applications like walking or cycling. The idea really started to gather steam in the mid-eighties in the US, where these

  • Organic B&B; in Rome

    December 9, 3:27 PM by Erin Courtenay in Travel

    "Bed and Breakfast Bio," Rome's first eco B&B; opened this spring after the building was renovated using "only natural paints," including a pretty yellow paint tinted with turmeric. Breakfasts are vegetarian, completely organic and provide dairy and

  • Student Conservation Association: Rescuing National Parks

    December 9, 7:45 AM by John Laumer in Travel

    Back in September the New York Times covered the 50-year old Student Conservation Association (SCA), with the writer asking "Ever wonder who builds the stairs on hiking trails deep in the woods"? When this writer was very young his father

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