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  • Smoothwater Eco-Lodge

    August 17, 7:16 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    150 years ago much of Ontario was covered with giant white pines ten stories tall; half of the men in the country would leave the farm every winter to chop them down and send them to England to become the backbone of the British navy. The few that are

  • Naturhotel Waldklause Offers Ecotourists Austrian Options

    August 12, 3:39 PM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    Imagine a hotel striving to set a new standard in ecological construction techniques, with a focus on giving their guests the healing and soothing experience of nature on their next holiday. A hotel built from wood, stone and glass with old-world

  • The Ethical Travel Guide

    August 1, 7:36 AM by Bonnie Alter in Travel

    Warning: reading this travel guide will induce reactions such as cringeing, shame and embarrassment. Side effects include making many readers look back in horror at the destinations of some of their holidays and activities once there. But it will

  • Zerofootprint: To Offset or Not Offset, That is the Question

    July 28, 12:30 AM by Ron Dembo, Guest Writer in Travel

    Flourishing UK holiday company TravelRepublic has gone one better

  • Seriously Getting Away From it All at Cree Village Ecolodge

    July 24, 7:17 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    You can't get much further away from it all than Moose Factory on James Bay. You take the Polar Bear Express to the end of the line and then take a boat across the river, to the lodge developed by the MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation. Says the Star:

  • Travel Green with Lonely Planet

    July 20, 9:11 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Travel

    Oh Wanderlust! For those fellow restless, yet environmentally-conscious spirits out there, Lonely Planet has a book for you. Code Green: Experiences of A Lifetime is the publishing company's latest reference book, and it contains 82 trips they say

  • Casa Camper Hotel to Feel at Home in Barcelona

    July 18, 2:49 AM by Petz Scholtus in Travel

    If you’re ever coming to stay in Barcelona and need a place to stay, TreeHugger recommends Casa Camper, ‘a simple space with innovative solutions and a touch of Mediterranean humour’. Camper ingredients for a good life consist of comfortable shoes,

  • 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,