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Carbon Emissions
off-the-grid style vacation home
Travel is all about getting away from life’s usual hustle and bustle, and one of the best ways to get away from everything is by staying in an off-the-grid vacation home.  Living off-the-grid in any capacity is a great way to practice a self-reliant, sustainable lifestyle, but did you know you can build an off-the-grid vacation...
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The tiny house phenomenon is one of the most curious and captivating travel and living trends in the sustainable movement. But just what are tiny houses, and why are they fast becoming a social movement?  Put simply, this is part of a push to downsize our living spaces and to give up our regular-sized homes in...
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Salmon Farms in Chile
Chile was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the most sustainable travel destinations. The reality is that we Chileans still have a long path ahead until we can take on the responsibility that this recognition provides. Our country is one of the richest in the world when it comes to natural and dramatic...
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Europe Train
As a way to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22nd, GoEuro, the travel platform for comparing and booking trains, buses, and flights across Europe, compiled a list of 15 train routes that are more environmentally friendly and (surprisingly) faster than flying. In collaboration with EcoPassenger, GoEuro compared the carbon emissions and energy resource consumption of...
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Sustainable Tourism: Water Usage in US Hotels
I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was off visiting and re-visiting places near and far, soaking in sea air, language, and culture. But as my eco-conscience grew, I realized that my growing collection of seashells and jet-fuelled flights might be satisfying my wanderlust at the expense of the...
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World Summit on Sustainable Tourism
I have been a proud member of Sustainable Tourism Charter’s ST+20 Scientific Committee for more than two years during which I have tried to advance the organization’s goals for preserving common heritage, supporting tourism biodiversity, decreasing tourism’s effect on climate change, wealth redistribution, and enhancing partnerships and innovation – the last of which specifically related...
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We can all play a part in improving our environment, whether we become more aware of recycling to educating our children about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Governments and city councils also have a responsibility and in this infographic, we can see that some of the greenest cities have been more serious about energy efficiency...
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View of Hotel Verde from Wetland
“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home. So, they checked into Hotel Verde for the night and found themselves as pleasantly surprised and intrigued by the hotel’s...
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GreeceSwimming
With almost 10,000 miles of coastline and 6,000 islands to swim, snorkel and sunbathe the days away, you may find it hard to narrow down your vacation options when traveling to Greece.  In my opinion, Athens is a must for the first-time visitor to Greece.   Seeing the Acropolis, having a fresh fish meal beside the...
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greenest-ways-to-get-around-infographic
One of the bona fide signs of spring in the Washington DC area is the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Commemorating this lovely gift from Japan, there are art shows, concerts, tea and sake tastings, bike tours, cruises, food tours and photo safaris – and along with that, there’s traffic!  Lots and lots of traffic! For...
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