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Fuel Costs Aren't Making Airlines Eco-Friendly

Sep 17th, 2013 at 4:00PM: As discussed in an article in The Economist today, airlines should theoretically be becoming more and more "green." Fuel costs are normally the largest single cost for airlines and rising fuel costs aren't good for the airline or the customer. One might assume that airlines would pursue fuel efficiency with their bottom line in mind, but that doesn't appear to be the case, at least not with...

Where To Sleep During A Long-Haul Road Trip: Putting A Price On Your Safety

Where To Sleep During A Long-Haul Road Trip: Putting A Price On Your Safety Aug 14th, 2012 at 11:00AM: As you may have gathered from my last few posts, I spent the second half of July and first week of August living out of my car during a relocation from Seattle to Boulder. En route, I had a family vacation on the Klamath River in Northern California, and business trips to the Bay Area and North Carolina, which is why I was in limbo. I've road-tripped and relocated across the West many times,...

Five Things You Can Do On Earth Day To Save Natural Resources

Five Things You Can Do On Earth Day To Save Natural Resources Apr 21st, 2012 at 3:00PM: Earth Day is upon us, and even if you're not planning to celebrate our planet's making it through another year (what global warming?), there are still some simple measures you can take to show your gratitude. Love your Mother, you know? Whether you're on the road or at home, the following are smart rules to implement every day of the year: Do laundry at night, after peak electricity usage...

Travel Smarter 2012: New approaches to sustainable travel

Travel Smarter 2012: New approaches to sustainable travel Mar 23rd, 2012 at 11:00AM: When most people think of ecotourism, they imagine off-grid rainforest lodges and volunteer work in impoverished communities. While those can certainly be great experiences, they're not the only way to travel sustainably. These days, the definition of ecotourism has broadened, and travelers are embracing a new consciousness around the way we travel, how we interact with places, and what...

Photo of the Day: the greener side of Antarctica

Photo of the Day: the greener side of Antarctica Mar 1st, 2012 at 8:00PM: We see a lot of amazing images from Antarctica, some with jaw-dropping glaciers and icebergs, others with cuddlier subjects like penguins. Seeing the greener side of Antarctica is rarer, as we tend to envision the continent as perennially covered in ice and snow. While no trees and few leafy plants grow there, you can still see green fields like the one above captured by Flickr user...

Meet Hawaii's greenest farmers market

Meet Hawaii's greenest farmers market Jul 6th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Searching for local produce with a minimal eco-footprint? Look no further than the Hale'iwa Farmers' Market, which claims -- convincingly -- to be Hawaii's greenest. Hale'iwa Town is located on Oahu's legendary North Shore, in the heart of the big-wave surf scene. Its market is open every Sunday from 9pm to 1am, and aims to be Hawaii's first totally green, zero-waste market....

Photo of the Day: Norway Fjord in Spring

Photo of the Day: Norway Fjord in Spring May 15th, 2011 at 7:15PM: SPRING! That wonderful time of year when suddenly even the coldest places burst with new life and color. Today's photo, taken by Flickr user Josh Loves It in Norway, is a great way to celebrate the return of this warmer season. The photo comes to us from Norway's scenic Lofoten Islands, an isolated archipelago of isles located way up north beyond the Arctic Circle. These normally frigid...

New water bottle stations in Grand Canyon make park safer, more "green"

New water bottle stations in Grand Canyon make park safer, more Apr 13th, 2011 at 8:30AM: Stretching for 277 miles through the Arizona desert, the Grand Canyon is amongst the more impressive natural wonders you'll ever see. It is over 6000 feet in depth and at its widest point, it is 18 miles across. Everything about the place is truly epic in scale, and that is why the park receives nearly 4.5 million visitors a year. But all those visitors can have an impact on the environment there,...

Solar powered theme park planned for the United Kingdom

Feb 10th, 2011 at 7:30AM: Devon England's Crealy Great Adventure Park has unveiled plans to be the United Kingdom's first solar powered theme park. The plans involve the installation of 200,000 square feet of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the park's main buildings. In addition, panels will cover carports providing the dual purpose of sheltering guests' cars while generating electricity. The energy generated...

Archaeologists discover "Great Wall of Vietnam"

Archaeologists discover Jan 29th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Archaeologists in central Vietnam have discovered what locals are calling the "Great Wall of Vietnam", The Korean Times reports. The wall is up to 4 meters (13 ft.) high in spots and stretches for 127 km (78 miles). While parts of it are an earth embankment instead of a stone wall, it's still a major engineering feat and the longest monument in Southeast Asia. It's almost as long as Hadrian's...

Uganda hotels to charge less for locals

Uganda hotels to charge less for locals Oct 9th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Uganda's hotels are facing tough times. Despite their country having top attractions such as Nile rafting trips, the Great Rift Valley, and safaris in the many national parks filled with wildlife, the average hotel is running at only 50 percent capacity. Adding to this problem is that wealthy Ugandans don't go for internal tourism, preferring to jet off to more exotic destinations like Europe....

How green is Greenland?

How green is Greenland? Sep 9th, 2010 at 9:30AM: Is Greenland Green? The question and oft-given answer are cliché--even you've heard it before: that Iceland is really green whereas Greenland is covered with ice and snow. Well, I'm about to set the record straight, right here, right now, because after spending more than a week in Greenland, I can tell you that Greenland is in fact, very, very GREEN. Yes, it's true that a Europe-sized...

Trump SoHo NYC goes green

Trump SoHo NYC goes green Aug 30th, 2010 at 12:00PM: The Trump family of hotels is working on a greener lifestyle in New York. Green Mountain Energy Company announced that Trump SoHo™ New York, the newest Trump hotel and condominium complex at 246 Spring Street in New York City, has committed to purchasing renewable energy from Green Mountain for 100 percent of the hotel's electricity usage. Green Mountain is one of the nation's largest...

From the shores of Louisiana: through the eyes of an environmental chemist

From the shores of Louisiana: through the eyes of an environmental chemist Jun 21st, 2010 at 10:00AM: New Iberia, Louisiana -- Traveling around southern Louisiana with Wilma Subra can be both enlightening and depressing. A chemist by training and environmental activist by choice, on every corner, at every railroad crossing, each empty lot and even in the air she sees – rightfully! – either a toxic wasteland or one on the verge. Better than anyone in the state she understands the...

Fairmont asks for a dollar, offers the ocean

Fairmont asks for a dollar, offers the ocean Mar 14th, 2010 at 10:00AM: Next month, look for something new coming from kitchens across the Fairmont chain. Chefs at these upscale properties will be showing off their skills not only with seafood but the sustainable variety. So, when you cut into your fish of choice, you'll be experiencing both culinary and environmental bliss. Throughout April, Fairmont will be inviting guests in its dining rooms do donate merely $1 to...

Hotel Review: The Verdanza Hotel in Puerto Rico

Hotel Review: The Verdanza Hotel in Puerto Rico Jan 31st, 2010 at 4:00PM: Formerly a Holiday Inn (and long before that, a 60's era tennis club and hotel), the Verdanza Hotel in Puerto Rico underwent major renovations as it transitioned from chain to independent hotel. The local ownership remained the same, but the decor, attitude, and commitment to the environment is all new. The vibe here is young - both the GM and the chef are the youngest to hold those...

10 travel resolutions for 2010

10 travel resolutions for 2010 Dec 30th, 2009 at 9:30AM: As 2009 draws to a close and we look back on the last 365 days of travel, it's time to make some resolutions for the coming year. Here are ten travel resolutions that will help you be a happier, more fulfilled traveler in 2010. Pack lighter Nearly every domestic carrier now charges for the first checked bag. The fees are increasing as airlines are relying on the fees to supplement revenue...

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...

Berlin brothel to bikers: ride up and save!

Berlin brothel to bikers: ride up and save! Oct 16th, 2009 at 4:00PM: The travel and hospitality industry has tried so many ways to go green – from trying to wash fewer sheets and towels to using organic products in spas – that you might start to wonder if it's running out of options. Well, if that is a concern, it's probably time to look to the world's oldest profession for some new ideas. In Berlin, a brothel is ready to make you feel good for doing...

Eco-friendly packing - and how you can do it too

Eco-friendly packing - and how you can do it too Oct 15th, 2009 at 4:30PM: I've long been a supporter of eco-tourism and have tried (and many times failed) to be a fully-aware eco-traveler myself. In this world of technology and modern equipment, it's sometimes hard to find your way back to the basics and just enjoy travel for what it is rather than enjoy it alongside all of the gadgets and gizmos that we're buried under in this 21st century. It's time to rethink how we...

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