| Resort To Green | Let’s say you’re wandering the desert. Not just any desert. The particular desert that has been transformed by automated sprinkler systems and relentless developers into strip malls, chain restaurants, housing and hotels into today’s Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, Calif. Let’s say you now find yourself in the city of Indian […]
| Another Reason To Visit | Add this to your reasons for going to Santorini, one of the most spectacular island destinations in Greece: supporting local organic farming. Of course, like most tourists, I have come because this is also one of the most famous landscapes in the world. The island (known historically as Thera) is an […]
In another sign green travel has gone mainstream, budget-priced Econo Lodge hotels are celebrating the first anniversary of their Room to be Green program.
| Indulge In A Classic | Don’t you just love a true sense of place? Sure, a brand-new something can be exciting, but few ah-ha moments fire us up faster than knowing that, over the fullness of time, so much life has been lived and such fascinating history played out … on the very ground on which we […]
| Green On A Dry Island | Mykonos. Celebrated island resort of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Famous for its beaches, clear turquoise water, raucous night life, and picture perfect, white-washed buildings with colorful doors—blue, red, green, occasionally yellow. Mykonos is sometimes called the Venice of Greece (because of its rows of fishing houses, […]
| Over-Delivering By Design | We are pretty sure new magic is now in bloom on Upper Polk Street, on Russian Hill, the already vibrant San Francisco neighborhood. This magic is named Verbena, aptly so it seems, because the namesake flowering plant has been prized through the ages for its medicinal, even extraordinary powers—called tears […]
| An Introduction | I meet Aphrodite on the west side of Mt.Olympus. She comes to greet me when I arrive at her family’s hotel. She is as beautiful as her name implies—dark eyes, graceful body, long black hair, pale skin—and she is very smart. It is she who helps me understand the realities of […]
The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico’s Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. All power will be generated by attendees using bicycles.
| 5 Star Eco-Consciousness | While northern Goa’s post-hippie-yet-perfectly-hip beach communities (including Arambol, Vagator and Anjuna) have pretty much everything I’m looking for in tropical Indian vacation spots, the one less desirable quality is the increasing quantity of tourists. Fortunately, just a couple hours’ drive away in south Goa my friend and I find a shanti […]
| My Brief Tour | Hailed as one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations, the Philippines and her 7,107 islands offer stunning biodiversity, incomparable diving and pristine white sand beaches from Palawan to Boracay. Yet Manila, the sprawling metropolis that is her capital, poses somewhat more of a challenge for a green-conscious traveler. Once known […]