Eco Tourism

Villages Nature is a Utopian Eco Resort Planned Near Disneyland Paris

Villages Nature is a Utopian Eco Resort Planned Near Disneyland Paris

Just 32 km east of Paris is the 160,000 m2 site slated for Les Villages Nature de Val d’Europe, which will be an eco resort destination for families. Developed by Euro Disney and Pierre & Vacances

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Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal

Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal

The hostel is set on the idyllic grounds of an ancient fresh water spring, for which it is named (Almáa means water in Arabic). The spring supplies water to the hostel, irrigates the landscaped gardens

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Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Nearly 3,000 square feet of warm sand is spread out in the lot adjacent to the Roundhouse complex, which stretches from the venue’s terrace. Comfy beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and windbreaks set the

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CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

Back in 2008, CitizenM built its first two prefabricated hotels in Amsterdam as an experiment, and then took the lessons they'd learned to design and build the hotels in the UK. They started with the

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£60,000 Is Needed To Restore Scotland’s “Harry Potter” Steall Gorge Path!

£60,000 Is Needed To Restore Scotland’s “Harry Potter” Steall Gorge Path!

At the foot of Ben Nevis in Scotland is a mile-long, rocky, winding track that has attracted thousands of hikers, ramblers and even film crews. The classic Steall Gorge Footpath in Glen Nevis, near Fort

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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Costa Rica’s Pacifica Surf Studios Resort Is an Escape for the Adventurous Eco-Tourist

Costa Rica’s Pacifica Surf Studios Resort Is an Escape for the Adventurous Eco-Tourist

Pacifica Surf Studios lets guests combine their love of nature and sports amongst an idyllic and serene setting. The surf school covers classes from beginners to experts, giving the unique opportunity to

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Lake Retba is a Bizarre, Naturally Occurring Pink Lake in Senegal

Lake Retba is a Bizarre, Naturally Occurring Pink Lake in Senegal

The bizarre color is caused by Dunaliella salina, a type of halophile green micro-algae, that is found in the water. Usually found in sea salt fields, such as in Lake Retba, the micro-algae appears

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PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

Wanderlust welcomed thousands of visitors over its four-day run. A beautiful setting and causal atmosphere made this festival feel like a paradise in the mountains. Being the archi-nerds we are, we

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Sleep in a Protected Forest at Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge in Nicaragua

Sleep in a Protected Forest at Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a hot place to be right now if you're craving sun, surf, and sand - and Morgan's Rock is definitely the sustainable hotel you'll want to stay at. Located right on the Pacific coast, the hotel

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Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

The hotel’s incredible living wall is stocked full of lush native plants—983 different species to be exact. The wall, which was installed by Aqua Terra, is irrigated by recycled rainwater that is

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as

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Bolivia’s Palacio de Sal is a Hotel Made Entirely of Salt!

Bolivia’s Palacio de Sal is a Hotel Made Entirely of Salt!

The Palacio de Sal was built in 2007 to accommodate travelers to the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes. The hotel is organized as a palace with large common rooms, a bar, a

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Gensler’s Shore Hotel is a LEED Gold Beach Retreat in Santa Monica

Gensler’s Shore Hotel is a LEED Gold Beach Retreat in Santa Monica

Owned by the Farzam family, the Shore Hotel opened last fall and offers up a bright green alternative to chain hotels and a hum drum overnight experience. The spot was previously occupied by the Pacific

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Guests Can Sleep Among the Trees in Peru’s Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge

Guests Can Sleep Among the Trees in Peru’s Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge

Guests begin their Amazonian adventure with a 45-minute boat ride from Puerto Maldonado to the lodge, getting a first taste of the verdant environs they'll experience during their stay.

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Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

  Green roofs have become a long-standing tradition in Norway, and it's not common to see them dotting the country's landscape—or in this case, essentially melding with the landscape.

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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine's entrance, right at the edge of Sarmiento Lake. Its curved shape is inspired by old prehistoric fossils, and its organic aerodynamic silhouette was

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The Beer Moth is a Sweet Room in a Refurbished Fire Truck in Scotland

The Beer Moth is a Sweet Room in a Refurbished Fire Truck in Scotland

In order to make it possible for people to walk around the truck's flatbed, on which the room for two has been created, Walter had to raise the roof by a whole foot. Everything inside the room has been

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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended ecological

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6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

Moby-1 XTR Expedition Trailer Moby1‘s XTR puts a modern spin on the classic pull-along teardrop trailer. While the look of this camper may be retro, this compact beauty actually comes packed with

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent,

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Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel is Made of Bubbletree’s Transparent Pop-Up Tents

Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel is Made of Bubbletree’s Transparent Pop-Up Tents

Designer Pierre Stéphane first conceived of these sometimes transparent and sometimes slightly opaque bubble tents as a means of creating an exciting camping adventure that doesn't have a deleterious

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Madagascar’s Tranquil Tsara Komba Eco-Lodge Embraces Life in the Slow Lane

Madagascar’s Tranquil Tsara Komba Eco-Lodge Embraces Life in the Slow Lane

It isn't clear who is responsible for designing Tsara Komba's lodges, which are sized at either 70 or 100 square meters, but they did a fine job of blending an ethnic flavor with contemporary design. Each

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Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes

Totally Tubular TubeHotel In Mexico Offers Up Accommodations In Recycled Concrete Pipes

Inspiration for the Tubehotel came from the work of architect Andreas Strauss and Desparkhotel and the need to adapt an inexpensive room for users. The client liked the concept of the pipe hotel and

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offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

The website was originally inspired by two young, adventurous souls who had moved to the city and were looking for affordable, car-free adventures that would get them into the outdoors. Finding that there

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Lakeside Green-Roofed Spa and Hotel Blends into the Swiss Landscape

Lakeside Green-Roofed Spa and Hotel Blends into the Swiss Landscape

Switzerland takes nature conservation very seriously, but good design and style are equally important. This beautiful hotel, if realized, would strike the perfect balance between the two. By stacking the

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Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels

Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels

As we see an increasing number of eco-friendly holiday destinations popping up around the globe, a study from Cornell University has some great news for hotel owners and green vacationers alike: Spanish

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Set Sail Through Kerala’s Stunning Water Network on the Goodearth Eco-Tour Houseboat

Set Sail Through Kerala’s Stunning Water Network on the Goodearth Eco-Tour Houseboat

The Goodearth houseboat takes paradise-seeking tourists through the stunning backwater landscape of lagoons, canals, and rivers in Kerala, Southern India. In a network of waterways bustling with

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Dome-Shaped Eco-Tourism Center in France is a Living Room in the Woods

Dome-Shaped Eco-Tourism Center in France is a Living Room in the Woods

Inca Architectes designed this dome-shaped eco-tourism center that feels like a cozy living room in the woods. Commissioned by the Department Tourism Committee of Seine et Marne to protect the Gorges de

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6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

1. Water Bottle Many tourists are so afraid of the water in foreign countries that they end up buying bottle after plastic bottle that then lands either on the ground or in the local dump. Even when

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