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Eco-friendly indoor ski resort coming to Barcelona

Eco-friendly indoor ski resort coming to Barcelona Dec 27th, 2011 at 8:00AM: When you think about great ski destinations, Barcelona is not one that comes to mind. After all, the Spanish city boasts an average year round temperature of 68ºF. But a Dutch company known as SnowWord is hoping to change that by building an indoor ski resort that is also environmentally friendly. SnowWorld specializes in building ski domes that allow skiers to hit the (artificial) slopes...

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year Apr 9th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Earlier this week, Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson set out on an ambitious, 12-month long journey that will see him travel from the North Pole to the South Pole in a completely carbon neutral manner. The so called Pole2Pole will use skis, dogsleds, sailboats, and a bike to accomplish its goals. This past Tuesday, Nilson was shuttled by helicopter to the North Pole, where he embarked on his...

Top ten simple ways to lower your travel carbon footprint in 2011

Top ten simple ways to lower your travel carbon footprint in 2011 Dec 24th, 2010 at 11:30AM: It's almost a new decade, and the earth ain't getting any younger, cooler, or less crowded. As travel enthusiasts (even if it's via an armchair), there are plenty of small changes we can make that cumulatively have a significant positive impact upon the planet. When you consider the amount of fossil fuels required to fly or even take a weekend roadtrip, it makes even more sense to try and offset...

Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium concepts

Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium concepts Dec 4th, 2010 at 9:00AM: On Thursday, FIFA announced that Qatar defeated South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States in the race to host the 2022 World Cup. This historic decision marks the first time a Middle Eastern country will welcome a major sporting event. FIFA's choice has brought a significant backlash in the American media, with critics claiming that the summer heat (as high as 120 degrees...

Five new travel ideas from Intrepid: get off the beaten path!

Five new travel ideas from Intrepid: get off the beaten path! Nov 20th, 2009 at 2:00PM: After a year of "travel slumps," "staycations" and other cringeworthy words and conditions, let's plan to get out on the road next year. Hey, economists are saying that the recession's already over, and the job market's recovery can't be too far behind. So, there's your motive. Opportunity? That's your vacation time; you probably have enough. All that's left to pull the perfect trip together are...

San Francisco airport wants to sell you carbon offset credits

San Francisco airport wants to sell you carbon offset credits Sep 18th, 2009 at 12:30PM: As of yesterday, passengers departing from San Francisco international airport can purchase carbon offset credits before taking their flight. The credits are called "Climate Passport", and they can be bought from electronic kiosks located throughout the airport. Each ton of carbon offsets costs $13.50, and a typical transcontinental flight spits out about 1.9 tons. Offsetting that will cost you...

Maldives President proposes green tax for tourists

Maldives President proposes green tax for tourists Sep 12th, 2009 at 11:00AM: The Maldives, an archipelago of over 1000 islands in the Indian Ocean known for their stunning beauty and expensive, luxurious resorts, aren't exactly cheap to visit. And they aren't about to get any cheaper. The President of the Maldives has proposed a $3 per day "green tax" on tourists. The tax would help fund the President's plans for fighting climate change and for making the Maldives a...

Antarctic tourism to get safer, more environmentally friendly

Antarctic tourism to get safer, more environmentally friendly Jul 22nd, 2009 at 11:00AM: The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) was held last month, with marine safety and the impact of travel on the Antarctic environment being the main topics of discussion. Attending members adopted measures that will hopefully ensure that travel to the region becomes safer, while also forming a working group to study ways to reduce the carbon...

And the happiest place on Earth is ...

And the happiest place on Earth is ... Jul 6th, 2009 at 4:00PM: ... not Disney World! Despite the theme park's claim, Costa Rica actually takes the top spot, according to the New Economics Foundation. This Britain-based independent research firm uses the "Happy Planet Index" to determine and rank the countries with the happiest people. The organization's goal is to build a new economy that focuses on people and the environment. This year's survey covered...

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