United Kingdom

| Scotland’s Historic Greens | Did you know that the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, and its surrounding Lothian region, is one of the very best places in Europe to be captivated by castles? Visitors to this area will find an abundance of riches in these majestic structures, as well as the heritage, history and culture […]

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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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| 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 […]

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