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  • Enjoy the Ride: Website Promotes Overland Travel

    July 9, 2:55 AM by Treehugger Interns in Travel

    Treehugger has featured countless posts about the impact of air travel, and it does seem like this is a subject of growing importance amongst environmentally conscious consumers. Even rival travel guide publishers Lonely Planet and Rough Guides have

  • Qinghai-Tibet Rail Green Travel Guide

    July 9, 1:48 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    In 1980, 1,059 visitors journeyed to the "roof of the world". The number grew to 140,000 in 2002 and exploded to 1.22 million in 2004. With the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway last weekend, predictions put the number of visitors by 2010 at over

  • Ethical Escape — Travel Lightly

    June 29, 11:23 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Ethical, ecologically sound holidays and eco-friendly holiday accommodation. Quite a tall order and not one easily filled. But this site will at least help you move in this direction. The world-wide accommodation section lists abodes like organic Bed

  • Looking for Green America by Bicycle

    June 27, 6:07 AM by Bonnie Alter in Travel

    "Netjetters" is the name of the contest, run by the Guardian, where the winners get a three month paid trip in return for writing a regular blog about their experiences for the paper. It is quite inter-active in that readers can send suggestions

  • InterContinental Hong Kong Wins a Green Gong

    June 20, 2:56 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Strange where one finds a greening going on. No usually anticipated in a 258 room five star hotel, with harbour views, and a rooftop heated outdoor swimming pool. But seemingly the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong has been doing its bit for a

  • Green Levy for Scottish Tourists?

    June 20, 2:11 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Here's a curious idea. A possible £5 ($9.30 or €7.30) charge per visitor to Scotland as an offset for "carbon emissions generated in travelling here and [to] support green projects, such as growing trees." The notion is being explored by

  • People of New York: Tell Us About Your City

    June 19, 8:58 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Travel

    The latest addition to our City Series is a big one: New York City. By now you know how it works: We want to know what are the good, and what are the bad things going on there. What is the general level of eco-consciousness in population? How is it for

  • Found: Island Paradise, Wanted: Tribe to Fill It

    June 17, 1:29 PM by Treehugger Interns in Travel

    Still looking for that summer vacation? Dreaming of tropical paradises with beautiful beaches and that feeling of being in harmony with nature? Ben Keene and Mark James of Tribewanted think they've found it near Fiji, and they want to share it with

  • Can Tel Aviv Be Sustainable?

    June 14, 11:15 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Travel

    "Does Tel Aviv need more arteries or a blood-transfusion?," asks Tel Aviv-based David Pearlman from the Heschel Center. Pearlman addressed a crowd of about 50 American and Canadian young adults on a summer trip to Israel today. For 10 days, the youth-

  • Eco-friendly Travel Destinations

    June 14, 6:40 AM by Bonnie Alter in Travel

    Across the land heated debates on summer vacation plans are taking place. What to do, where to go, how to get there, where to stay the dilemmas are endless. In response a number of young entrepreneurs have set up travel companies that make

  • First Eco-Hostels in the UK

    June 1, 6:40 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    The first eco-hostels in the UK opened last year, after a retrofit that saw one gain the usual core eco-attributes of photovoltaic roof panels, rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing, plus a wool insulation. But it also picked up a green roof,

  • Google's First Mashup Is Green

    May 31, 5:15 PM by Justin Thomas in Travel

    Google has launched its first mashup — a map-based Web site with information about earth-friendly locations in five of the U.S.'s top travel destinations.

  • Peruvian 'Casa Ecologica' Alternative Tourism

    May 26, 5:00 AM by Paula Alvarado in Travel

    Casa Ecológica Cusco (Cusco ecologic house) works with communities from the Andean and forest areas of Peru promoting the sustainable production of organic food, medicines and textiles; and offering alternative tourism programs to experiment the area

  • People of Toronto: Tell Us About Your City

    May 24, 9:03 AM by Michael Graham Richard in Travel

    By now you know the drill (this is the third post in our City Series, see the first two: Tell Us About Portland, Tell Us About Austin): We want to hear from you, people of Toronto. What is the general level of eco-consciousness in population? How is it

  • More Debate: Is It O.K. to Fly?

    May 23, 7:39 AM by Bonnie Alter in Travel

    Travel is one of life's pleasures Begins yet another discussion (Treehugger) on whether we can continue to fly in the face of all the evidence on how bad it is for the environment. The Guardian's travel writer, Leo Hickman, attended a recent

  • Off to New York City

    May 19, 7:06 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    We are so off to New York City today, In a biodiesel-powered Volkswagen Beetle no less, to see Sustainable Design at the ICFF, the Empire State Building over to Brooklyn for Hautegreen the Statue of Liberty the rest of ICFF, Times Square and Mobile

  • Paris Report: Get Your Green Necessities at resonances

    May 16, 6:17 PM by Kyeann Sayer in Travel

    Since more of us visit Paris than any other city in the world, it's quite possible that you will find yourself here this summer. Not to be a giant (scrumptious, fresh, delightfully packaged) cheese ball of a tourist, but I'm feeling so lucky (even

  • Ski Green in Australia

    May 4, 8:08 AM by Jeff McIntire in Travel

    While most of us in North America have put away our skis for the season, the time for alpine fun is right around the corner Down Under. The treehugging skier (the green kind, not the klutzy kind) will definitely want to check out the Falls Creek Ski

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