eco friendly destination

Dream Job Alert: Eco-Luxury Boutique Resort Seeks Intern

The Resort at Isla Palenque, an eco-luxury Panamanian development slated to open in 2012 is seeking young lovers of travel to compete in their Island Intern Contest for the chance to serve as the first intern on the island.

Serengeti World Heritage Site in Grave Danger as Tanzanian Government Moves Forward With Highway

Each year over two million animals complete a 2,000 mile roundtrip migratory journey beginning in the Serengeti

Eco Friendly Destination Feature: Nihiwatu Resort Reduces Local Malaria

Near the resort, Nihiwatu, on the island of Sumba, Indonesia, the Pasola ritual occurs in February and March. Blood is shed. Thousands of horseman charge one another on a battle field. Injuries are anticipated, and sometimes horses and riders die. Blood is necessary to make the ground fertile for the rice harvests in April and May.

Eco-Friendly Destination: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen, the Greenest Hotel in the World

Exercise bikes at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen allow guests to generate electricity. Pedaling for 15 minutes earns exercisers a meal voucher, and creates 10-watt-hours of electricity. iPhones on the handlebars indicate the amount of power being generated.

Sassi di Matera, an Eco Friendly Destination

Matera, in Southern Italy, has become an eco friendly destination over the last few decades, thanks to the preservation of ancient villages in the historic area. Old Matera, called the Sassi, or City of Stone, was featured in The Passion of Christ (Mel Gibson).

Eco Friendly Destination: Switzerland is All Green (and White)

Switzerland is a very clean, very green, very eco friendly destination. Switzerland often tops the charts for "green" countries. Nearby neighbors, including Austria, France, and the Scandinavian countries usually make the list, but Switzerland is most always somewhere in the top three.

Mount Everest, an Eco Friendly Destination (with 3G)?

High mountain peaks are typically eco friendly destination stops: no people, no trash, no noise. Just a spectacular view of open space, a lot of quiet, and a sense that nature is ever-present and alive. However, as of last week, there's something else ever-present at the top of Mount Everest: 3G.

Green Travel Feature: Off-the-Grid in Portugal

Portugal offers a myriad of green travel lodging options.


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