| 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 [...]
| 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 [...]
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
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
| 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 [...]
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.
| Green Travel Spotlight | Langham Hotels, with its legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel, is partnering with EarthCheck, the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. All Langham properties (and its Eaton Hotels group as well) will be upgrading to EarthCheck’s international standards of best green [...]