Oregon

| Natural Green Magic | When we arrive, it’s like time traveling back, oh, a generation or so. This funky little artist enclave of Port Orford, the oldest town in Oregon, is barely 60 miles north into the Beaver State, yet three hours to anywhere. It’s quiet. Quirky. “Where Northern Exposure meets Lake Woebegon,” we […]

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| Grants Pass to Ashland | Our journey continues. In our modern-day covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle—we have been on the trail of charming towns, fascinating locals, natural beauty and a palpable eco-conscious ethic in Southern Oregon. As we made our way up the craggy coast from the state border, then east to Grants Pass, […]

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| Oregon Coast to Grants Pass | It’s an American birthright, roaming toward the distant horizon. This pursuit of happiness is in our DNA. So you will understand why, one recent fine morning, we begin loading up our covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle. We are heading north. On a green expedition: in search of charming […]

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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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Green travel is gaining momentum with TripAdvisor members. More than 70 percent said they plan to make more eco-friendly choices over the next 12 months. Sixty-five percent said they made green choices over the past year

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| Green Travel News | Who’s the most bicycle-friendly for visitors of them all? In the U.S., head for the Pacific Northwest’s Portland. So declares  National Geographic Traveler, in a ranking of the most bike-friendly cities. Portland is “arguably the best big city in America for cycling,” agrees Andy Clarke, president of the League of […]

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| Green Travel News | The Heathman, a luxury hotel in Portland, has received one of the highest environmental honors in the industry. Green Seal Silver Certification sets strict environmental standards that properties must meet to achieve leadership levels in sustainability, including waste minimization, water and energy efficiency, hazardous substances handling and environmentally responsible purchasing. […]

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| Green Wine News | Willamette Valley’s Grand Cru Wine Tours is the first wine tour company in the world to earn certification through the rigorous Sustainable Tourism Eco-certification Program (STEP). This certification, offered through the non-profit Sustainable Travel International, demonstrates commitment to developing a sustainable business from first sip to last. “Sustainability is a […]

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| Green Travel News | When the new Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina opens in 2012, it will be the first Marriott to be built using a  green hotel prototype developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Marriott is first in the hospitality industry to create such a prototype, in pursuit of its ambitious goal of having 300 LEED […]

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