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E-book Readers Lighten the Travel Load

For an item that weighs less than a pound, you can upload all the travel guides, novels, and self-help books you can stand.  And, you can even add newspaper and magazine subscriptions so you won’t...
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Solar-Powered Travel Gadgets

If you have ever found yourself traveling through a country that had low reliability with respect to the electrical grid or just wanted to travel with an even lighter carbon footprint, you may want to...
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Environmental Benefits of Sharing Cars

If you use public transportation often but are in need of a car occasionally or find that you frequently travel to major cities around the world and require a car rental, an environmentally friendlier option...
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Amtrak Offers Fun & Responsible Alternative to Driving

With its sleeping, dining, and private bathroom accommodations, the concept is a great one. Once at your destination, you could rent a hybrid car or even take a multi-day bike tour.  I just wish that...
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Examples of Greenwashing Practices

Along with the term green sheen, greenwashing is the insincere promotion of green business practices that are advertised as reducing carbon emissions or limiting the use of scarce resources, for example, when the actual objective...
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General Criteria for Eco-hotels

The hotel industry is beginning to standardize its evaluation criteria for what constitutes eco-hotels. Next time you are traveling for business or pleasure, check out whether the hotel is enacting business practices that: stems allergens...
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Voluntourism Resources

While the sole objective of a volunteer vacation is to be help with a project, the objectives of voluntourism are to help and have a unique vacation experience. Voluntourism strikes a balance between the tourist...
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Ecotourism 101: Does Carbon Offsetting Vacations Really Help the Earth?

Unlike ten years ago when the mantra reduce, reuse, recycle, reclaim was in vogue and hailed by people, especially those in developed countries, who wanted to do their part to stem climate change, the de rigueur...
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