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Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green
Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green

Everyone talks about carbon footprints when we travel, but what are the airlines really doing about it? A number of carriers are trying biofuel. Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green
Cruise Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green

Many of today’s cruise ships are more or less small cities, feeding thousands of people a day. They potentially have a huge environmental impact. With some ships averaging nearly 8,000… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly

What do we look for in a supposedly green hotel? You know what they say, the ones that recycle or save energy or don’t wash their towels everyday. That’s all… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Can’t-Miss Glamping Sites Around the World
Eco Travel / Luxe Lavs / Luxury Travel

Luxe Lavs: Can’t-Miss Glamping Sites Around the World

Glamping or “glamorous camping” has caught on like wildfire, pairing the intimacy of camping with luxury travel. Along with the five-star safari, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno… Read More…

Travel Tip: Camps & Guided Tours Designed for Female Travelers
Eco Travel / Travel Tips / Women's Travel

Travel Tip: Camps & Guided Tours Designed for Female Travelers

Summer may be over and the kids may be back from camp, but that doesn’t mean camp is over—especially if you’re a woman. There are a growing number of organizations… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?
Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?

By definition, air travel leaves behind a pretty significant carbon footprint. But things are improving, and some airlines are making efforts toward going green. Recently, Hainan Airlines made the first… Read More…

Six Places Where You Can See Spring Flowers Bloom
Eco Travel / Spring / USA

Six Places Where You Can See Spring Flowers Bloom

There’s nothing quite like seeing spring flowers blooming after a cold, brutal winter. While it’s nice to see flowers popping up in your backyard, if you really want to catch… Read More…

Things You Can Only Do in the Month of March
Culinary Travel / Eco Travel / Spring

Things You Can Only Do in the Month of March

Ready to beat the winter blues? Even if the weather doesn’t change fast enough for you, you can still celebrate the beginning of spring and all that it brings—including flowers,… Read More…

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015
Adventure Travel & Sports / Africa / Asia / Canada / Eastern Europe / Eco Travel / Europe / South America

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015

If you’re getting ready to plan your summer vacation, there are a lot of options this year that include guided tours. While not everyone is a fan of traveling in… Read More…

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations
CBS News / Eco Travel

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations

Being “green” is more than just complying with local municipal codes; it’s about going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference. Watch Peter Greenberg’s report for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Food Events Where You Can Meet the Farmers
Culinary Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Food Events Where You Can Meet the Farmers

Using local ingredients is commonplace at a lot of restaurants these days. But if you’re really smart, you’ll make sure to meet the people who grow your food, not just… Read More…

Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program
Cultural Immersion / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program

There’s a growing trend of community based tourism, where you travel to villages or communities to immerse yourself in the culture. The idea is that you’re helping by contributing to their… Read More…