Posts Tagged ‘green travel’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Visit Bend and Stay Green at the Lara House Lodge

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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 [...]

Motor City Casino/Hotel in Detroit: Sleek, Chic and Green


I’m just back from Detroit after spending 2 days at the North American International Auto Show, courtesy of Ford Motor Company (thanks Ford!)* While Northern Michigan may not be the first place that comes to mind for a vacation, there is plenty to see and do in the City of Detroit.  The Motor City Casino/Hotel [...]

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 [...]

What a Difference 4 Days Makes!


Here in the U.S., its almost Thanksgiving.  Winter is right around the corner (or maybe camped outside your door), depending on where you live.  Its hard to believe that only 4 days ago, I was in Fiji, researching and writing articles for Tourism Fiji. Last weekend, I arrived back in my home state of Oregon [...]

Renewable Energy Developing in Fiji


I just returned from a week in the Fiji Islands, in the South Pacific. The 333-island archipelago is located east of New Zealand and Australia and southwest of Hawaii, with only about 100 islands inhabited.  The entire population is less than 900,000. Renewable energy has been developing in Fiji for some time now.   In fact, [...]

Vacation with a Green Conscience at Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco Resort


Let’s be realistic.  Travel usually leaves a big carbon footprint.  Even among the most eco-sensitive of us, its hard to get away without wasting energy and using fuel. But, you can vacation with a green conscience at Matava Fiji’s Premier Eco Resort.  Located on Kadavu, south of the main Fiji island, Matava is a 100% [...]

Coral Planting at Hideaway Fiji Resort


What if you could get away on an amazing tropical vacation, and help preserve the environment at the same time? Sure, you can visit many green hotels that conserve energy by asking guests to re-use towels and linens and perhaps employ water-saving measures.  But at the Hideaway Fiji Resort along the coral coast, you can [...]

Sigatoka River Safari: A Tour of Fiji Beauty and Culture


Traveling to the Fiji islands is a special vacation, no matter where you call home.  The Fijian people were named the world’s most friendly in 2008, and let me tell you – there is good reason for the accolades. What better place to experience warm hospitality of the native people than at one of the [...]