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World’s Most Energy Efficient Greenest Cities

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...
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Sustainable Travel Tip: Select a Car Free Family Vacation Getaway

One of the easiest ways to support sustainable travel is to select a car free family vacation island for your next family trip.  A car free family vacation island, generally, has a healthier population due to less...
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Touches of Home at Africa’s Greenest Hotel: How Sustainability Works for Travelers and Hotel Verde

“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....
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Simple Green Lifestyles: Picking Your Own Fruits and Vegetables While on Vacation

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that one factor that makes a family vacation a fantastic green vacation is picking out the right accommodations.  For us, that means renting a locally-owned home, wherever possible,...
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Only in Ireland…Yurt Travel That Overlooks Famed Castle Grounds

I had just landed in Dublin, after an overnight flight from Washington DC, on a sunny morning a few weeks ago and found myself once again caught in those beautiful in-between hours when the adrenaline...
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Athens to Hydra Travel Getaway

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...
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Greenest Ways To See the National Cherry Blossom Festival

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...
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Green Cities: Are They the New Vacation Destinations?

It’s enough to make my head spin with anticipation! Today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities and they are projected to add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years.  According...
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Let’s End Our Love Affair with Water Bottles – Travelers Against Plastic

Last year, our family traveled to Namibia with 600 other intrepid travelers for the annual Adventure Travel World Summit.  Given Namibia’s recent nod by the New York Times, as number 6 of the 52 Places to...
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Volunteering at an Organic Vineyard in Tuscany – A Personal WWOOF Travel Experience

As our bus driver expertly weaved around the bends and curves of the Tuscan countryside in Italy, I found myself totally transfixed by the rolling hills that surrounded us. Looking out, I felt that the...
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