Holiday Gift Guide: For the Jetsetter

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Planet Earth

If your jetsetter is limited by time, money, or any of the other downsides of real life, give him the chance to see the world with Discovery's Planet Earth on DVD or Blu-ray. The 11-episode set (produced by Treehugger's parent company) shows off the world's environmental beauty and extremes, from mountains and oceans to ice worlds and underground caves. Your armchair adventurer will see parts of the world no plane could take him to for a fraction of the cost of a plane ticket--and think of all the carbon you're saving! (Discovery Channel Store, $49.99)

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Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime

Lonely Planet has always been a go-to source for world travelers; this collection of tips and destinations, called Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime, pulls together 82 journeys that won't just prevent environmental damage--they'll help you leave each area better than you found it. Locations include Galapagos, Madagascar, Kenya, Greenland, and Peru--among others--so when it's time to plan your next trip you can think bigger (and better) than the nearby beach without wasting money on a travel agent. (REI, $19.98)

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DAna Journal

What good are travels if you forget them as soon as you pick up your baggage after the return flight? Keep track of everything--the food, the new friends, the funny stories--with Ecopaper's DAna journals. Each is made of paper produced from the leftover raw materials of Costa Rican exports; the coffee paper, for example, comes from peels, leaves, and small beans that are discarded from the packaged product. The cover is made of vegetable-dyed banana paper so the entire 80-page book is tree-free. (Ecopaper, $15.75)

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