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| 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, […]

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| 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 […]

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| 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 […]

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| Hot Green Fun | London is one of the world’s top 10 most expensive cities. But it’s easy to enjoy this classic travel destination on the cheap, and be green about it at the same time. Really, the hard part is narrowing down our favorites for inexpensive green fun. That’s why we recommend you […]

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At the only international hotel event to focus entirely on hotel design, a family-owned eco-hotel in central Milan took this year’s “Sustainable Design” award. Starhotels E.c.ho Milano, a 143-room hotel that was completely renovated in 2011

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The Danish city was chosen for its achievements in “eco-innovation and sustainable mobility,” for being a role model for the green economy in Europe and for engaging its citizens to feel they are part of the green solution

Curious about electric cars? On your next vacation, give one a test drive—and instead of paying high gas prices, charge up for free. Major car rental companies, which have been offering hybrid vehicles for years, are now getting into the electric car (EV) market. And an ever-growing number of hotels, resorts, and even B&Bs

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Ode, a small, family-run restaurant in the picturesque coastal village of Shaldon in Devon, is the most sustainable in the U.K. So says the kingdom’s Sustainable Restaurant Association

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| Greening the Games | I’m curious. Of the nearly one million visitors anticipated in London for the summer 2012 Olympics, how many will insist on going green? And what does the epicenter of Englishness have waiting to greet the green traveler? As luck would have it, I’m able to schedule a brief London layover […]

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After a smooth test ride in London earlier this year, Hertz is expanding its electric bicycle rentals to Spain. The global car rental company is offering a choice of nine different Swiss Flyer electric bikes for rent to explore the provinces of Granada, Almería, Alicante, Valencia, Pontevedra, Álava, Barcelona and the islands of Mallorca and Formentera. Rental fees begin at US$33 (24 euros) a day.

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