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  • Summer Train Travel: In Your Future?

    May 2, 8:20 AM by Kyeann Sayer in Travel

    Have you seen the train travel episode in one of the final seasons of Sex and the City? Carrie and Samantha take a decidedly unglamourous trip that essentially equates train journeys with bad skin and boring men. Might you have a similar association? I

  • The Boulders Resort To Go Organic

    April 30, 3:43 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    The pics we can peruse of The Boulders Resort would suggest at least some environmental sensitivity, given that it blends in rather well with the surrounding Sonoran Desert of Arizona. It looks as if they want to do more than that though. Becoming

  • Yurts: the New Hotel

    April 20, 8:15 AM by Bonnie Alter in Travel

    The nomads in Outer Mongolia created them out of necessity, now eco-tourists in France and Spain are vacationing in them for fun. Yurts, those large round tents, last seen in geography book photos with hairy warriors standing in front of them, have been

  • Wooden "Backpacking" Flutes By Werner John

    April 18, 7:30 AM by John Laumer in Travel

    Going hiking this summer? For solace sake, you might give the iPod a rest and instead learn how to play a woodland flute, which could resound quite nicely with your forest time. Werner John, a Massachusetts based craftsman, musician offers

  • Explore Germany by Bike-Bahn

    April 9, 1:55 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    Wondering what to do with your vacation this summer? With the days getting longer and the air getting warmer, the mind wanders once again to biking for pleasure rather than simply braving the elements from point a to b. The revier rad (wheel

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: At Camp for Climate Action

    March 27, 6:19 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Yesterday Leonora pitched an idea for your summer vacation. If that is a bit tame for you, and you want to get outside and smell the tear gas, check this out: the Camp for Climate Action. "Climate change is happening now and is set to get much worse.

  • Colin Angus is Almost Home

    March 12, 6:05 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    We first wrote about Colin Angus and his quixotic quest to be the first person to circumnavigate the planet entirely by human power over 15 months ago The team has changed (he is now accompanied by his fiancee Julie Wafaei). but he is almost home,

  • Greenspace Cottages: A Truly Green Cottage Rental

    March 7, 6:55 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Where we live, much of the population either owns or rents summer cottages. They tend now to get bigger and more expensive and duplicate everything that a city house has and have few green aspects or redeeming benefits. Where postwar most working

  • Boulder Hot Springs: Boulder, Montana

    February 28, 8:37 PM by Kyeann Sayer in Travel

    Now that the film festival is over, I'm finding other ways to enjoy Montana. Fellow TreeHugger and TriplePundit Nick Aster paid me a Big Sky visit and we decided to find out what quiet and open space are like around Boulder Hot Springs. The Co-op

  • Yurts on the Big Sur: This is Not a Flashback

    February 24, 3:34 PM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    We usually avoid posts about yurts, domes and the like, reminding us as they do of our days at the commune. This is different: an off-grid 16 yurt resort in, as Henry Miller

  • LIME: Aspen Living Comes with a Price

    February 17, 12:45 PM by Lime Planet in Travel

    Aspen has a reputation for being green. The tony ski town has its own global warming project manager, and has instituted innovative programs like using tax dollars from mansion owners to help buy solar power for the less well off. But a new report

  • Ice Hotel for Romania's Carpathian Mountains

    February 6, 3:32 PM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Much of the high quality hemp used for apparel, bags and footwear comes from Romania. So too does this story about an odd way to stimulate eco-tourism. An 8 bedroom "Ice Hotel" has been built at 2,000 metres above sea level on the shores of Balea

  • Air Travel and Climate Change: Take the Train

    February 1, 6:05 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    One transatlantic flight for a family of four creates more CO2 than that family generates domestically in an entire year.(source) Because of this many travellers are turning their backs on flying and going overland. While this is easier in Europe with

  • The Best of Affordable Eco-Vacations

    January 28, 9:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    " Traditional tourism, with its exotification and exploitation of the foreign, its strain on delicate ecosystems, and its tendency to exacerbate wealth and power disparities, requires a suspension of social consciousness that more and more people are

  • "Eco-tourism" Named Buzzword of the Year

    January 22, 10:40 PM by Erin Courtenay in Travel

    You know the lazy little seaside cabana tucked away in a Costa Rican national park that you've been dreaming about all winter? Well, you'd better book it pronto because Sunday's New York Times travel section announced that eco-tourism is the "buzzword

  • Touring on Biodiesel: Incredible Adventures

    January 14, 7:33 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    If you can't bicycle tour, perhaps the next best green way to travel is with Incredible Adventures of San Francisco- they run their buses on pure B-100 straight-up vegetable oil based biofuel. They claim it "emits up to 80 percent fewer carcinogens,

  • LIME: Pedaling Toward a Sustainable Future

    January 8, 1:18 PM by Lime Planet in Travel

    There's no more appropriate way to tour the landscape of sustainable living than astride a two-wheeled — and zero-emission — steed. That's why Portland Peace and Justice Center organized the Sustainable Energy In Motion Bike Tour, which

  • Collage Eco-Suite at Hotel Triton

    January 5, 8:39 AM by Sean Fisher in Travel

    We have written about some of Hotel Triton's celebrity designed eco-suites in the past, but here is yet another reason to stay in the San Francisco hotel - the new Collage Eco-Suite designed by model/environmental activist Angela Lindvall and Alexandra

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