| A Pre-booking Checklist | We’ve all stayed at hotels that proudly boast, via little signs on the bed and/or bathroom sink, that they’re doing their part to save the environment. Don’t want towels changed in order to save water? Just hang ‘em up, and the housekeeper will know that you’re a carbon footprint-savvy traveler. Sure. […]
| 4 Great Tips | Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the Caribbean’s best and most beloved resort destinations, including Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond. The range of choices for lodging can, in fact, be downright bewildering. And when it’s an eco-friendly resort, hotel or inn you’re seeking—as we fervently hope you […]
| SoCal’s Eco-Friendly Oasis | Go to beginning of Ojai article More than anything else, though, we love it that the community really gets behind environmental preservation by supporting organizations like the Ojai Valley Defense Fund (OVDF), a non-profit aiding groups who take legal action “to protect and sustain the environmental quality of the Ojai Valley […]
| SoCal’s Eco-Friendly Oasis | With family in the ant swarm of the Los Angeles basin, we are frequently pulled southward from our tranquil northern California home. And to ease entry into (or out of) the notorious SoCal sprawl, we often seek out a nearby oasis to “prepare” or “regroup.” Ojai fits the bill perfectly. Just […]
| Follow The Green | Nearly seven in ten Americans will gamble this year, and that statistic is matched or doubled-down in other parts of the world. No wonder the casino industry is worth some $30 billion—more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bolivia! Green, in gaming, usually means the color of money, or […]
| Jamaica Green, Mon! | Located nearly at the center of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica has long been a mecca for tourists. However, a new breed of vacationer is now targeting this sun-kissed land. Increasingly, travelers with a keen sense of environmental responsibility are seeking out green vacation opportunities here. By choosing your transport, accommodation and […]
| A Green Oasis | Lisbon isn’t a city you can pin down. In terms of both time and space, the Portuguese capital is at once so many different things. A simple decision to turn left or right, or perhaps just a trick of the light, will have you feeling comfortably Mediterranean, or richly Iberian, or even […]
| Greening in Sonoma & Napa | Sometimes you have to get away, even if for a day. For us this is one of those times—so we’re delighted to feel the rejuvenation mojo workin’ even as we drive toward Sonoma, in Northern California. The skies are a vast blue interrupted only by distant, solitary caravans […]
So many huge wins for the environment in the lodging industry that we may look back on 2013 as the year interest in sustainability exploded.
The world’s largest travel site announces the launch of a GreenLeaders ranking to help travelers plan greener trips. Travelers will be able to tailor their TripAdvisor searches for hotels in the new program, and view a detailed list of environmentally friendly practices they can expect at each location.