Posts Tagged ‘travel green’

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 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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Green Land of Fiji


I made it to Fiji very early this morning, arriving at the Nadi International Airport on an Air Pacific flight from Los Angeles. The trip took a little over 10 hours, but was mostly uneventful – if not somewhat restful.  Several of the other bloggers that are also here in Fiji for the FijiMe tour [...]

Virtual Travel With the SCVNGR App


Perhaps the “greenest travel” is that which you can do without leaving your home.  Virtual travel with the SCVNGR app for your phone is one way you can go to various locations without using a drop of fuel, and without the need for a hotel room. SCVNGER (pronounced “scavenger”) is a free phone app for [...]

Pack Smart to Travel Greener


I’ve been living out of a suitcase for most of this summer between family vacations, baseball tournaments and a cousin’s wedding.  As I unloaded our suitcases for the last time, it struck me how easy it has been to pack smart to travel greener. That’s right – you can cut down on weight and waste [...]

Dubai’s Airline Goes Green


We’ve blogged about the giant carbon footprint of taking a plane flight.  Yet, instead of entirely giving up on this mode of travel (and let’s face it, most of us will not stop flying), why not explore how an airline can go green? In the UAE, Dubai’s airline, Emirates Airline, has been working to become [...]

Travel Green: Bed and Breakfasts in Oregon


When planning vacations these days, many people have a desire to travel green.  Staying at a bed and breakfast could definitely help you minimize your carbon footprint while on holiday.  Also known as B&Bs, these properties are generally a single-family home that has been converted (and properly permitted) to allow overnight visitors for limited stays.  [...]