Latest Stories in Travel - Page 16

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    Throw that Cell Phone Away. Win Prizes.

    July 29, 10:38 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Once there was a little paper company in Finland called Nokia. They started making plastic boots, and that didn't work out too well, and then decided to give mobile phones a shot. Soon, everyone in the country had one, and soon, everyone was having that

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    400-million-year-old Garden to Bloom Under Desert Dome

    July 10, 10:29 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Travel

    Both a scientific wonder and a message about global warming, a new eco-destination is on the rise in a "parched and burning" desert in Saudi Arabia. On track to become the world's largest indoor garden, the King Abdullah International Gardens will

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    From Quarry to Ritzy: Songjiang Green Resort

    June 28, 3:00 PM by Sean Fisher in Travel

    A 37,237 sq ft (3,459 sq m) green roof covers the entirety of a new green resort under construction in Shanghai's Songjiang district, just southwest of China's most populous city. The hotel, built into a previously used 328 ft (100m) quarry, will

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    Eco-tourism meets Motel 6

    June 24, 10:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Sigh. Christine gets to write about Center Parcs hidden among the trees and we get to write about Motel 6. It is a challenge to put a roadside drive-n motel in the eco-travel category but behind that tacky awning is Accor's impressive "Earth Guest"

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    First Recreational Company Certified Eco by ISO14001

    June 23, 5:30 PM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    A tour of the accomodations at the Skotel, the "School Hotel" of the Hotel School, the Hague is a low-CO2 method to see a sampling of the best accomodations available at hotels around the world. Each guest room has been donated by a leading hotel

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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$

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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


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