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Islands with Heart

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 7:41 PM

Technology and travel have long been symbiotic and thanks to Google's Earth's display of satellite images, we've been able to see the planet from a different perspective.

Galesnjak, an island off Croatia's coast, became all the rage virtually overnight thanks to Google's Earth's aerial view of its perfectly heart-shaped...

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Berlin: One Man's Peaceful Revolution -- an Exhibition Worth Fighting for

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 1:15 PM

It was a grey German morning -- chilly and drizzling, as I rushed to meet Tom Sello, Curator of Berlin's Peaceful Revolution Exhibition at Alexanderplatz -- a plaza in what was formerly known as East Berlin and the epicenter for protests during the cold war.

For Tom Sello, his Peaceful...

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Australian Sojourn For Star Gazers

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2009 | 7:32 PM

Moonlight Head Celebrates 2009 Year of Astronomy with a Ultimate Southern Sky Experience with Leading Australian astronomer Perry Vlahos offering guests private sky tours.

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy by UNESCO*, Moonlight Head Privates Lodges in Australia has launched The Ultimate Southern Sky Experience.

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THINK SWISS- Climate Trail Exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2009 | 6:19 PM

I have written about Swizterland several times in the arena of green living. I find it so interesting, that this tiny European country can offer options to more effective ways in living green. Not just for a select group of individuals either, but for a whole entire country

For a...

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Bags -- Say no to Plastic!

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Dry Cleaners have been accused, over the last few years, of utilizing the green movement for their own benefit without really stepping up and making change.

For example, switching from one toxic solvent to another equally damaging to the environment. Many in the dry cleaning industry state that the...

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Sleep Well and Be Green

(5) Comments | Posted January 19, 2009 | 1:50 PM

Bamboo Sheets are the latest fad for Hollywood, of course -- don't most fads start there? Unlike most Hollywood-esque trends, this one is at the heart of being eco-conscious.

So, why bamboo? Bamboo sheets are actually temperature-regulating, staying cool in the summer season and offering warmth in the winter...

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12 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ICELAND

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 7:19 PM

My trip to Iceland last October, so impressed me, that I decided to write this story in a "top ten round-up" about why I loved it so much. As hard as I tried, I just could not seem to place all the information I thought important about Iceland, in just...

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Inauguration 2009: Last Minute Deals Near Washington

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 12:29 PM

One might think it is too late to secure lodging in our great capital for the upcoming Inauguration. Think again. It is not too late to pack up and head out to Washington, DC and experience this historical event live.

There has been so much interest in this historic moment...

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Air Flair: Airlines That Go Above and Beyond!

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2008 | 5:57 PM

Airlines are making creative attempts to win international travelers loyalty. They are constantly seeking out ways to gain a leg up on the competition, many airlines are looking for ways to keep passengers happy both on the ground and in those not so friendly skies. Some airlines are taking their...

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"Travelnomics" - What Travelers Might Expect for 2009

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2008 | 3:20 PM

Travel Industry Leaders and Influencers, FAA, DOT, Virgin America, Share '09 Predictions in Latest Report by Cheapflights.com

We're all asking ourselves where "travel" will be in the upcoming months- especially for 2009. Will we see more airline mergers? Reduced flights? Airfare increases? Will consumers spend and actually...

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Celebrities and Green Beauty Products - a Match Made in Hollywood

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2008 | 6:07 PM

Ok, so I know you know it's not so far reaching for celebrities to get behind their favorite beauty products, and certainly no surprise some of those celebrities are now partnering with companies to create signature products that are green.

It's nothing new, really. Hollywood has had an ongoing love...

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Less Holiday Travel Makes for a Greener Thanksgiving

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2008 | 9:11 PM

It's that time of year when the holidays approach, travel plans are set into place, and travelers take to those less than friendly skies and roadways in gas guzzling vehicles.

Hold tight! What is it that I hear? The U.S. recession playing a part in curbing Thanksgiving holiday travel?...

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"HOLLYWOOD GOES GREEN" SUMMIT

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 1:17 PM

The Hollywood Event to Focus Sustainable Innovation and Corporate Responsibility

It seems like everyone is hopping on the "Go Green wagon" today, so it's no shocker that Hollywood is not waiting on the sidelines to jump on board the green gravy train. For the second year in a row, Hollywood...

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Iceland's Iconic Singer- Bjork To Take Center Stage for CoolPlanet2009

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 11:39 PM

UNRIC - the United Nations Information Centre for Western Europe is launching its second European public information campaign, "CoolPlanet2009", to raise awareness on environmental issues and to mobilize citizens in support of a new climate agreement. It is no surprise to any of us that 2009 is widely regarded as...

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Virgin America Joins EPA Climate Leaders Program

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 4:37 PM

Virgin America Becomes First Commercial Passenger Airline to Join Program

When isn't Sir Richard Branson and his uber-brand making news? Whether it be a slick ad campaign for Virgin Airlines via some co-branding with the latest James Bond Film, or Sir Richard personally darning a wedding dress to launch...

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BIG BUSINESS IN THE CARIBBEAN- ILLEGAL SAND MINING

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 2:14 PM

The Caribbean, known for its crystal blue waters, powdery sand beaches with colors ranging from coco to pink and all the shades in between, is a haven for holiday seekers looking for an exotic getaway for their holidays.

In recent years, the Caribbean has become more accessible...

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When Times Get Tough, the Tough Get Going... Outdoors

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 1:26 PM

Adventure Central Offers Eco-travel Packages for Budget Saavy Travelers

While industry insiders point to a slowdown in mainstream travel, reports also conclude that consumers are still looking to escape -- frequently closer to home, by taking advantage of the natural resources around them. Recent industry research indicates a significant increase...

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Chicago--The City With the Most Green Seal Certified Hotels in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 7:42 PM

It seems that every time I turn around, I hear that Chicago is at the forefront of green initiatives in regard to the city's hotels. I find it remarkable that this windy city is making great strides to protect our environment so quickly, and with recent Green Seal Certification for...

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HOTELS TAKING "GOING GREEN" TO NEW TOPS WITH GREEN ROOFS

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 6:15 PM

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hotels to push the eco-envelope and create energy efficient roof systems that also help the environment, and provide a visually beautiful space for their...

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CHICAGO'S PENNANT FEVER IS HEATING UP!

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 8:43 PM

So, I hear "it's been 102 years since both the Chicago Cubs and White Sox have made it to the playoffs"- and Chicago is going nuts with the best case of pennant fever!

Since I love to travel, and use any excuse to do so- I thought, why not...

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