| Another Reason To Visit | Add this to your reasons for going to Santorini, one of the most spectacular island destinations in Greece: supporting local organic farming. Of course, like most tourists, I have come because this is also one of the most famous landscapes in the world. The island (known historically as Thera) is an […]
| Green On A Dry Island | Mykonos. Celebrated island resort of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Famous for its beaches, clear turquoise water, raucous night life, and picture perfect, white-washed buildings with colorful doors—blue, red, green, occasionally yellow. Mykonos is sometimes called the Venice of Greece (because of its rows of fishing houses, […]
| An Introduction | I meet Aphrodite on the west side of Mt.Olympus. She comes to greet me when I arrive at her family’s hotel. She is as beautiful as her name implies—dark eyes, graceful body, long black hair, pale skin—and she is very smart. It is she who helps me understand the realities of […]
| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?) winter sports destinations with an eco-friendly vibe? Each of […]
| Travel Greener: Fast | As a committed green traveler, you try whenever you can to visit green destinations, stay at eco-friendly hotels, visit green restaurants and eat local organic food. However, no matter how hard you try, sometimes it is next to impossible to find green alternatives while you are traveling. While this isn’t ideal, […]
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 rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.
| Eco-Friendly Greece | The Peloponnese, a region of southern mainland Greece, offers a wonderful variety of experiences and adventures for visitors. There are historical towns like Mycenae and Epidavros, for instance. And only a few hundred yards off the Peloponnese coast, Poros was the home of Poseidon and remains of the Temple of Poseidon can still be […]
The venerable Il Convivio Troiani is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, Italy to be certified organic.
| Ireland’s Autumnal Delights | With the summer season coming to a close and the year-end on the horizon, now would be a perfect time to enjoy an autumnal escape, before the madness of the holiday festivities creep up on us good and proper. While a visit to Ireland is a fabulous idea no matter […]
| A Green Oasis | Lisbon isn’t a city you can pin down. In terms of both time and space, the Portuguese capital is at once so many different things. A simple decision to turn left or right, or perhaps just a trick of the light, will have you feeling comfortably Mediterranean, or richly Iberian, or even […]