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No. 1: Bardessono Hotel,- Yountville, Calif.

TripAdvisor's 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews

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Econo Lodge makes it easy to be green

Econo Lodge makes it easy to be green

In another sign green travel has gone mainstream, budget-priced Econo Lodge hotels are celebrating the first anniversary of their Room to be Green program.

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Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival

Los Cabos: Mexico's 1st eco-friendly festival

The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico's Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. All power will be generated by attendees using bicycles.

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Boeing likes 'green diesel' as sustainable jet fuel

Boeing thinks "green diesel" made from oils and fats can be a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel—and one that emits half the carbon dioxide of fossil fuel over ...

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Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Asia's Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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Ethical destination: a Cape Verde beach

World's 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human ...

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5 ways to tell if eco-attractions are greenwashing

5 ways to tell if eco-attractions are greenwashing

The World Society for the Protection of Animals points a finger at the Cayman Turtle Farm in its tips to for spotting phony eco-claims

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Where to eat in Rome now: Michelin-starred organic dining

Where to eat in Rome now: Michelin-starred organic dining

The venerable Il Convivio Troiani is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, Italy to be certified organic.

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Rural lanes edged by floral color, row after row of Green Wine Country by Green Traveler Guides vines laden with grapes. Indulgent days of tasting rooms, picnics on wine estates and Michelin-worthy dining. Welcome to Green Wine Country—where to tour, taste and stay on your next adventure in the world’s great vineyards…read more
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Certified green: what’s that?

Certified green: what's that?

Travelers' surveys tell us you rank green certification as the most important green feature ...

Our top 10 (plus 5!)

Our top 10 (plus 5!)

We always say, to thrive green travel has to be great travel. Well, get ...

Why travel green

Why travel green

It's healthier. You gotta eat, so eat the right stuff and keep your body's ...

Travel secrets of frequent fliers

Travel secrets of frequent fliers

So you've picked your next dream trip: maybe to to an idyllic archipelago in ...

Carbon offsets

Carbon offsets

Going carbon neutral: the scoop on offsets. You want to keep traveling, right? Staying home ...

Where green travel is going

Where green travel is going

Not so very long ago, being green was deeply in the closet. If you ...

How green is your hotel?

How green is your hotel?

"Good afternoon, and welcome to Hotel Schizo. Checking in?” Honestly, that’s the way it too ...

Green traveler’s to do’s

Green traveler's to do's

Green your absence. Green your trip. The ultimate check list for your next eco-friendly ...

Spotlight: luxury voluntourism

Celebration at sunset

We see Sean in Haiti, Brad in New Orleans. It’s gotten Hollywood trendy to lend a helping hand. Thumbs up to that, we say. Voluntourism, mixing volunteer service with your travel, is booming, and you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to. Why not combine luxury and labor—and feel great about both?…read more


From fellow travelers & elsewhere on the Web

Green travel suitcases

Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

Great destinations for eco-friendly skiing and other winter fun in Europe. Where to play and where to stay…read more

How to go green wherever you travel

You can do a lot of things to reduce your environmental impact, no matter what your destination…read more

My eco-friendly vacation

We love to travel together as a big family, and we even take my little brother with us. We choose overland travel because of the environmental…read more

A green traveler’s guide to wine tours

If you like the good things in life, a holiday spent touring vineyards is hard to resist. But we should be mindful of the environmental impact…read more

Green gambling? You bet! 3 sure-fire ways to win for the environment

Green, in gaming, usually means the color of money. Can it mean green as in eco-friendly, too?…read more 

5 ways to choose the right eco-friendly cruise for you

There are cruise experiences for the green traveler to suit many different tastes and budgets. Here are some of the most popular…read more

A responsible approach to all-inclusive holidays

With a little thought and planning, you can enjoy greener all-inclusive vacations…read more

4 tips for flying green

How do you leave the lightest footprint? How can you travel responsibly? Sustainably. And with undiminished joy. Here are the top four tips for air travel…read more

Sailing the Peloponnese: make it green

Have an unforgettable, eco-friendly vacation in the Greek Peloponese—on a sailboat. How to pick the right boat charter operator…read more

Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel

Four easy tips for Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond…read more

Green Limerick’s top ‘must do’s’

Green travelers have special reason to rejoice in this magical slice of Ireland…read more

Enjoying eco-friendly travel in Jamaica

A new breed of vacationer is now targeting this sun-kissed land—travelers with a keen sense of environmental responsibility…read more

Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery

For green travelers, this is a place of dramatic natural beauty, from the untamed shoreline to the desert-like landscape of the interior…read more

Eco-tourism in Montreal: rooftop farms

From the sky, what you see is rooftops. A few great minds saw the potential of taking advantage of that largely unoccupied space. See the result for yourself…read more

Green guide to Edinburgh’s castles

Did you know that the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is one of the very best places in Europe to be captivated by castles?…read more

On Rhodes, going green comes naturally

A great reason to put the Greek island of Rhodes on your travel itinerary is its nature? Green travel on this unforgettable island comes naturally…read more

When in London, a green B&B is the way to stay

There are hundreds of B&Bs, and they’re all over the city. And for an even healthier and conscientious stay, seek out a B&B that’s green…read more

What’s green about the East Midlands?

A skeleton identified as Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, was recently discovered underneath a parking lot there. But what makes it a green destination?…read more