Archive for the ‘Green Travel’ Category

Eco-Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Love this eco-friendly luggage!

We were so excited to find eco-friendly luggage and other items, including business card holders, wallets and handbags made from recycled airline seats and fabrics. Tierra Ideas, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, creates the products below using leather aircraft seat covers, aircraft fabrics, aircraft curtains, tire inner tubes and more: BUSINESS CARD HOLDER /// Made [...]

5 Green Travel Tips for Low Impact Vacations

Bicycle for low impact travel

With summer here, many people are ready to get out of town for some vacation travel!  If you are looking for ways to lighten your carbon footprint while you explore new locations, consider these 5 green travel tips for low impact vacations: 1.  Plan a walking or bicycling tour.  Taking the slow, scenic route is [...]

New Fuel Economy Labels for Vehicles in the United States

New Fuel Economy Labels help consumers make wise decisions in purchasing vehicles

Last month, President Obama announced the biggest overhaul in fuel economy labels – those stickers you see on new vehicles for sale – in 35 years.  The labels are intended to protect the public against rising gas prices by providing comparable ratings concerning not only city and highway mileage, but also projected fuel costs and [...]

Eco Friendly Vacation Prep Tips for the Home

Prepare Your Home for Vacation So You Can Relax and Enjoy Yourself

By Jakob Berry Packing for a vacation is one thing; prepping the house for being idle is another. Amidst all the pre-travel activities keep in mind eco-friendliness can go a long way, especially with last minute chores: Cleaning: Nobody likes to comes home to a mess so when tidying up use eco-friendly cleaners in place [...]

Green Travel Dining: Picnic to Enjoy Local Food and Save Money


Going on vacation?  Traveling for business? What better way to take in the sights, enjoy local fare and save some money (and the environment) than a picnic? Eating outdoors gives you the opportunity to explore parks, breathe in fresh air and take in the sights of the city that you might miss if you sit [...]

Green Travel in an RV

Green traveling in an RV

Its Spring Break season!  Over the next month, schools will be out for a week or two and many families will hit the road for vacation.  In my family, its too expensive to fly four kids and two adults to a destination.  That’s why we’ve been considering green travel in an RV. I know – [...]

Stay at a Solar Powered Hotel


One of the hottest trends for hotels and vacation resorts this decade is to “go green.”  Today’s travelers look for eco-friendly properties at which to stay for business or leisure travel.  Sure, there are those companies that engage in “green washing,” or overstating (even making up) some of the environmental benefits of their practices. But [...]

Hertz Rental Car Company Goes Green with Solar Panels and Electric Cars


Going green is easier than ever at Hertz Rental Car Company, as you can now rent electric cars, and tap into renewable solar energy at the same time.  The Nissan LEAF has been added to Hertz’s rental fleet, which is a fantastic way to “test drive” a 100% electric vehicle. In addition to making EVs [...]

Visit Bend and Stay Green at the Lara House Lodge

Lara House Main pictures-Lara Family 082

I’ve been a resident of beautiful Bend, Oregon for 5 years and cannot imagine living anywhere else.  300 days of sunshine a year, minimal traffic and ample outdoor recreational activities, from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing and more.  No wonder, this city east of the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon offers [...]

Green Travel Products For Your Next Vacation

Travel Green with these eco-friendly products

Its hard to believe, but Spring Break is just a little over 6 weeks away!  If you have upcoming travel plans, you’ll want these green travel products for your next vacation. While you are off seeing the world, keep the Earth in mind!  Organic and products made from recycled materials are good choices for the [...]

Electric Car-Friendly Scenic Byway to be Created in Washington State


The first of its kind in the nation, an electric car-friendly Scenic Byway will be created in Washington State.  Its no accident that the Evergreen State will be the site of a green highway.  Infrastructure for electric vehicles has been best established along the West Coast of the United States, laying the groundwork for a [...]

Ski Green in Oregon


I love this time of year!  Snow falls regularly at my home in Bend, Oregon and Central Oregon is inundated with visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy the amazing skiing at Mt. Bachelor. For environmentally-conscious travelers, looking for eco-friendly ski resorts is as important as finding great terrain.  Fortunately, its easy [...]

Have A Green New Years Eve In Iceland

Fireworks in Reykjavik

Looking for a really special New Years Eve experience in a clean, green place?  What about New Years Eve in Iceland? Uh, well, make that New Years Eve in Reykjavik, the country’s very hip, very partying, and very green capital.  It probably isn’t the first place that leaps to mind when you’re thinking green New [...]

Eco-Friendly Travel at Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji


Now that winter is here in full swing in the Pacific Northwest, I am fondly remembering my week in Fiji in November 2010.  My last 2 days were spent at the Sonaisali Island Resort, a 5 minute boat ride from the main island in Fiji.  You’d never believe it, but this resort is one of [...]

The Fiji Hideaway Resort: Preserving Coral Reefs and Much More


During my recent trip to Fiji (sponsored by Tourism Fiji), I had the opportunity to stay at the Fiji Hideaway Resort.  This property is not only eco-friendly, but goes the extra mile to preserve the very environment that tourists and locals love so much – the beautiful, ecologically important reefs along the coral coast of [...]