| 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 […]
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, […]
| 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 […]
| The Big (Green) Apple | From the bustling street, you might not suspect that Element Times Square West is one of New York City’s eco-pioneers. And yet here, hidden in plain sight, this deceptively inconspicuous 40-floor, 411-room hotel—on West 39th Street between Eight and Ninth Avenues in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood—offers […]
| Green? Wanna Bet? | The odds of finding an eco-tourist in Las Vegas are about as good as my winning a slot machine jackpot. And yet there are always a few winners, aren’t there? I suppose someone chooses this epicenter of American hedonism as a basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of the Nevada […]
| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?) winter sports destinations with an eco-friendly vibe? Each of […]
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
| Truer Shade of Green | The heart of Hawaiian culture is family, food, and ’aina, or a connection to the land. Maui today is often better known for its miles of condos and overdeveloped West side, but the Hawaiian ethos is still very much in evidence in the town of Hana, on the island’s […]