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 […]
America’s leading natural foods grocery, Whole Foods Market, debuts Whole Journeys—tours that offer foodies “exclusive interaction” with farmers, chefs, wineries, cheesemakers, as well as excursions to indigenous food festivals.
| Why Go Now | Okay, class—quiz time: Where is East Midlands? Hmm. No one? Then here are a few hints: The area is known historically for its food. To wit: Red Leicester, the Lincolnshire sausage, the Melton Mowbray pork pie, Stilton, the Bakewell tart and the Bramley apple. D. H. Lawrence is its best-known […]
The Green Operations Award—the “Green Oscar” of European music festivals—now honors events with the best eco-innovations. The top honor went to Paris’ We Love Green Fest
| Sweet Green Sleep | London is not a cheap date, but she’s soooo worth knowing. Get to know her more intimately—culturally speaking, of course— and save money at the same time by lodging in a London bed and breakfast. They’re not only cheaper than cookie-cutter hotel rooms, B&Bs are often family run, so the […]
| Ancient Natural Delights | When it comes to finding a summer getaway amid the myriad of islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian Seas that offer the magical mix of sun, sea, sand and superb scenery, Rhodes stands out. In the eastern Aegean, its the largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. Perhaps its […]