Eco Tourism

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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Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

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Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

The Biosphere is one of the only museums of its kind, dedicated solely to the environment and environmental education. Each of the halls in the museum are dedicated to a series of rotating exhibitions,

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar ventilation system that

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Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Located on the Royal Victoria Dock, the hotel is served by the Prince Regent Station on the Docklands Light Railway and is located adjacent to the International Conference Centre. Aloft London Excel is a

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Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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Inca Bridge: A Golden Mineral Arch Forms a Natural Bridge at the Foot of Mount Aconcagua

Inca Bridge: A Golden Mineral Arch Forms a Natural Bridge at the Foot of Mount Aconcagua

Hanging 2,719 meters above sea level, 'Inca Bridge' is a fantastic natural bridge that shines in between the Andes Mountains. The bridge is located above the Cuevas River, and there are two stories that

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Floating Mini Catamaran Cabin Offers a Serene Wilderness Retreat in The Netherlands

Floating Mini Catamaran Cabin Offers a Serene Wilderness Retreat in The Netherlands

Nature often has to compete for our attention with the interweb, video games, our iPhones and other forms of digital media. Beije figured that people would get outdoors more often if it was easy and

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PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

A four-hour bus journey west of Mendoza will leave you at the stone-entrance of the Aconcagua National Park. After a four-hour trekking through small paths up the mountain along Rio Horcones, you will

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Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

Daring Chef at Planet Restaurant Creates 6 Course Vegan Menu in Carnivore Country, South Africa

The Mount Nelson Hotel hosted us and a guest two weeks ago while we were touring Cape Town's numerous eco-initiatives. Our appetizer consisted of light pastries filled with beetroot, eggplant, turnip and

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Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features a Zero Water Adventure Golf Course

Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features a Zero Water Adventure Golf Course

The town of Merzouga, located on the southern edge of Morocco, is home to some of the tallest and most impressive sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. Not long after the establishment of the first hotel in

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Baumraum Breaks Ground on Its Awesome Schrems Treehouse Resort in Lower Austria

Baumraum Breaks Ground on Its Awesome Schrems Treehouse Resort in Lower Austria

The best way to enjoy a site that still reflects nature's instinctive proclivity for abundance is to stay in low-impact buildings that exist in total harmony with their surroundings. That's a Baumraum

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The Eco-Luxe Cacheuta Thermal Hotel & Resort is a Tranquil Health Sanctuary in the Andes

The Eco-Luxe Cacheuta Thermal Hotel & Resort is a Tranquil Health Sanctuary in the Andes

The resort's architecture is alpine and has an outdoor sitting deck overlooking the large garden with bamboo parasols that protect visitors from Mendoza's hot summer sun. The fresh green garden is fenced

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Grand Daddy’s Airstream Trailer Park is a Rooftop Hotel in South Africa

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Grand Daddy’s Airstream Trailer Park is a Rooftop Hotel in South Africa

Even on a sunny day, even though it's fairly high up, the Grand Daddy trailer park hotel is very comfortable thanks to plenty of shade and green space, which keeps air quality high despite pollution

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Shakti is a Solar-Powered Eco Retreat Nestled in the Himalayas

Shakti is a Solar-Powered Eco Retreat Nestled in the Himalayas

While the retreat may be of humble origins, the visitor experience is intended to be one of refinement. The main dining room serves up delicacies made by trained local residences. The rooms are kept cozy

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The Dune House: A Striking Daylit Vacation Home For Architecture Lovers in Suffolk

The Dune House: A Striking Daylit Vacation Home For Architecture Lovers in Suffolk

The Dune House is located in Thorpeness, England overlooking the sea off the Suffolk coast. JVA worked closely with Mole Architects to design this vacation home to meet the standards of the area's

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Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

The Hilton Pattaya hotel in Thailand is an oasis of natural luxury and relaxation that features long pools of calm water stretching out from its entrance. The stunning 302-room property's main lobby and

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UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

The UFO was prefabricated offsite and then transported via roads to its final destination at the Treehotel in Harads near the Lule River. Cast in durable composite material, the UFO is super lightweight,

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Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

San Franciscans love their history. The city has established historical museums of all flavors to celebrate its pioneers and their contributions to civil society. Now, armchair travelers are invited to

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