Europe

| Unspoiled, Low Key | It’s high time for Menorca to claim its place as the natural beauty of the Balearic Islands. Too long obscured in the shadows of Mallorca and Ibiza, its jet-setting neighbors of the Spanish Mediterranean, Menorca remains a low-key, largely unspoiled haven for those seeking a rejuvenating getaway focused on eco activities on land and sea. And for this it has Francisco […]

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| Hikes And Bikes! | “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment,” said Jane Austen, and she’s still so right. We’re all in need of a healthy break from the stresses of modern life. Or from bucket-list travel, for that matter—where the brightly lit cities may […]

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| Green On Any Budget | We know it’s just as important to be green when going on holiday as it is at any other time of the year. Good news is, with the great variety of environmentally friendly holiday destinations and types of accommodation available, it’s now easier than ever to have a fun-packed, eco-friendly […]

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| Concertos in the Key of Eco | There is arguably no worse place to spend a summer vacation than the major cities of Europe, which are hot, overpriced and teeming with tourists. There is, however, a smart alternative: Follow the locals to the countryside, where the world’s greatest orchestras and classical stars offer sublime musical […]

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| Storied Past, Green Present | Thank goodness we’ve fueled ourselves with a proper English breakfast before going toe to toe with the most effervescent hotelier—and evangelist of green—in all of London town. And a hearty repast it was, too, a lavish buffet with thick rashers of bacon two ways (crispy and not), various tempting egg […]

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| Greening Your Adventure | “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” said John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist and tireless advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. He’s as right today as he was in the 19th century, maybe more so. As a society, we are now painfully […]

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| Concertos in Green | Superstar pianist Hélène Grimaud is a synesthete, a person who experiences sounds as colors—Bach in orange and red, Beethoven in bright yellow and green. But you need not have her extraordinary acuity to go green with classical music, especially in Europe during the summer. All the best artists and orchestras […]

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| Nature Beyond Golf | Portugal‘s Algarve coast, the country’s southernmost, is one of Europe’s most popular beach and golf destinations. But there’s so much more to be enjoyed in this sunny Mediterranean climate and a lot of it is eco-friendly—bird-watching, cycling and hiking, snorkeling and scuba diving, for starters. And with an abundance of low-cost Faro flights available […]

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| The Dutch Know How to Have Good Green Fun | Last year, the green news website Eco Watch named Amsterdam one of the top 10 most environmentally friendly cities in the world. According to author Anastasia Pantsios, the honor was earned in large part because of city’s well-thought-out system of getting around without an automobile … which all […]

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| Green Travel News | 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. “Travel has become the world’s largest industry, exceeding a trillion-dollar annual footprint,” notes […]

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