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Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

A boutique hotel offering a private beach and rooftop pool, the Hi Hotel Eco Spa and Beach has received Green Globe certification for using recycled paper, organic paint, eco-friendly cleaning products and organic food.

Jungle Book Your Hotel

trivago | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
trivago

Retire in white canopy beds in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia, share a backyard with squirrel monkeys in Brazil, or treat yourself to a luxurious dip in an infinity pool nestled in tropical Balinese forests. Each of these properties promises a sensory celebration.

5 Vacations You Can Feel Good About Taking

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Earth Day was nearly three weeks ago, and if it taught us anything, it's that our planet is incredibly, overwhelmingly, absolutely breathtaking. Its n...

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

minube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
minube

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?

Greenwashing Away Minority Land Rights in Costa Rica

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Adam Cernea Clark

Last week, a landmark bill was finally signed into law by outgoing Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla. This tenuous victory is but the latest chapter in the trials and tribulations of the oft forgotten Afro-Descendant minorities that make their home on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.

Gogobot's Green Travel Tribe Names Top Eco Hotels

Gogobot | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Eco credentials are ever more important in a hotel these days -- and not just for hippies going camping or the super-rich heading to exclusive luxury ecolodges. Some hotels, which shall remain unnamed, even try to jump on the green bandwagon without really reducing waste.

Encourage Your Kids to Be Eco-Adventurers

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Following a winter that was exceptionally harsh for much of the United States, spring has finally returned. Milder weather, longer days, and the re-emergence of flowers and creatures should remind us of the wonders of nature that are just outside our doors. Help your kids to appreciate and understand the eco-world around us.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

This School Used to Be a Plastic Bottle

Stephan Spencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stephan Spencer

This school used to be a plastic bottle. This school also used to be an empty chip bag, a coffee cup and a candy wrapper. In fact, it used to be a whole village full of inorganic trash that littered the streets and clogged the rivers.

Part 3 Belize: Nature Lovers Take Note

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Belize isn't really mountain country, but its offers some impressive rolling hills and highlands, some of the most beautiful of which are in Belize's western-most, largest, and most fertile district -- Cayo.

Awe-Inspiring Desert Destinations

minube | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
minube

While deserts often evoke an image of arid and inhospitable landscapes, they can also be awe-inspiring. From the bubbling basins of Ethiopia to the monumental landscapes of the American southwest, here are the most otherworldly and captivating stretches of sand our planet has to offer.

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

minube | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
minube

While the Riviera Maya is often considered an inexpensive hub for those seeking boozy fun in the sun, there has been a growing trend in travelers who are opting to leave the cushy confines of all-inclusive resorts and explore the more authentic, enriching, and unique areas of the region.

Customized Family Expedition Travel For All Ages

Crawford Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Heading to a destination resort -- mountains or beach or wherever each individual can do their own thing during the day and the group reconvenes for dinner each night -- is common.

Eco-Friendly Hotel Perks

Oyster | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Oyster

We don't mind sacrificing a little comfort during our travels if that means reducing our carbon footprint. But then again, not all eco-conscious hotel...

Could Eco-Tourism Save The Great Apes?

Posted 04.27.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller: The great apes were heading toward the brink of extinction in East Africa because of human behavior — ...

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

Tweet Retreat: Learning to Log Off to Better Connect

Ben Keene | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Ben Keene

I'm one of the zero and ones that has embraced this brave new big data-filled world. But to what end? Does all this activity -- this buzz -- really bring us closer together?

PHOTOS: The World's 10 Most Relaxing Eco-Resorts

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel

The health benefits of spending time in nature are well-documented, as are the stress-relieving benefits of taking a vacation. Travelers looking to re...

A Purposeful Spring Break

Crawford Hill | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Spring break provides an incredible opportunity to do some volunteer work and have a vacation too.

Apes Threatened by a Danger in the Supermarket

Scott Bridges | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Scott Bridges

Gimme a break. Gimme a break. But don't break me off a bite of that KitKat bar because it's destroying the habitat of the orangutan. Or haven't you he...

Geotourism: A Great New Reason to Visit Lake Tahoe

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Pamela Mays McDonald

When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

A Whirlwind Trip Through Cape Town

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

I had heard glowing reports about this southernmost mecca from South African friends living in San Diego and Los Angeles. I now understand why when they move to the U.S., they often choose Southern California as a logical nesting place. My maiden voyage to "the Cape" was one of surprise and delight.

50 Shades Of Green Travel

Irene Lane | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Irene Lane

While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.