Eco Travel

Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Located just south of the touristic city of Cancun, Tulum attracts an array of eco-tourists seeking the adventure within a natural and barely touched landscape. Days are spent exploring the world’s

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Sleeping Around: Belgium’s Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Is Always On the Move

Sleeping Around: Belgium’s Pop-Up Shipping Container Hotel Is Always On the Move

Pop-up stores are pretty common, but hotels less so, largely because of their need for reliable and consistent infrastructure. The makers of Sleeping Around wanted to apply the same principles of pop-up

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Off the Grid Villa Tantangan in Bali Constructed With Lush Shrub Roof  For Insulation

Off the Grid Villa Tantangan in Bali Constructed With Lush Shrub Roof For Insulation

Villa Tantangan enjoys a remote off-grid location and is thought to be the first fully sustainable villa of its size in Bali. Word of Mouth focused on minimizing the project's energy consumption with

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Adventurous Couple Meanders Down the Pan-American Highway in a Solar-Powered 1967 VW Van

Adventurous Couple Meanders Down the Pan-American Highway in a Solar-Powered 1967 VW Van

Little known fact: in 2010 my partner and I got rid of almost everything we owned, loaded the rest up into a 26' RV, and set off across American in search of adventure. In retrospect, we weren't really

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You Can Now Apply to Become One of the Very First Humans to Colonize Mars

You Can Now Apply to Become One of the Very First Humans to Colonize Mars

Do you enjoy dehydrated food, weightlessness and confined spaces? Then you might have what it takes to become one of the first to colonize the Red Planet. This week, the Dutch nonprofit Mars One released

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Loch Ness Glamping Provides Cozy Eco Camping Pods for Monster Watching & Outdoor Adventure

Loch Ness Glamping Provides Cozy Eco Camping Pods for Monster Watching & Outdoor Adventure

Loch Ness Glamping is run by Sonia and Graham who also run the adjacent Great Glen B&B in a converted farmhouse. The camping style accommodations are offered up at hostel prices, but provide a bit

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Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

The Buenos Aires Grand Hotel may have just opened in October, but it is already gunning for LEED certification.  The modern hotel has all the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel, with the

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The Folding EV ‘Hiriko’ is Slated to Become Part of Germany’s Car-Sharing Program

The Folding EV ‘Hiriko’ is Slated to Become Part of Germany’s Car-Sharing Program

Germany is no stranger to car-sharing programs, but a novel new vehicle is about to join Berlin's car-sharing network. The EV company Hiriko, originally called City Car, is planning to test run its

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Rustic, Solar-Powered Villa Santa Cruz Goes Off-Grid in Todos Santos, Mexico

Rustic, Solar-Powered Villa Santa Cruz Goes Off-Grid in Todos Santos, Mexico

A true eco-luxury resort, the gorgeous Villa is centered around a historic reclaimed cantera stone fountain. The hacienda hosts only four suites, making the escape  a truly private one. Each of the rooms

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Inkaterra Amazonica is an Eco Retreat in the Rainforest With its Own Private Treehouse!

Inkaterra Amazonica is an Eco Retreat in the Rainforest With its Own Private Treehouse!

Stretching almost 30,000 acres, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is at the heart of an expansive ecological reserve in the Southern Peruvian rainforest. Set along the Madre de Dios River, thirty-five

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Relax on a Private Ecological Reserve in Mexico at Eco-Luxe Resort Cuixmala

Relax on a Private Ecological Reserve in Mexico at Eco-Luxe Resort Cuixmala

The land along the Pacific Ocean was a favorite spot of the late Sir James Goldsmith. He loved the are so much that he decided to establish an ecological reserve alongside his family’s vacation home.

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Report Shows That Protected Wilderness Areas Are Excellent Drivers for the Economy

Report Shows That Protected Wilderness Areas Are Excellent Drivers for the Economy

It is true that money does not grow on trees, but it could come from people traveling to see them. A report titled “West Is Best: How Public Lands in the West Create a Competitive Economic Advantage,”

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Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Mobil Arquitectos sought to plant a light footprint on the topography of the landscape with the hotel and the rooms are perched up like a bridge on top of four concrete pillars. Their design also sought

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Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Finalize Design of Outlandish Submerged Hotel in Fiji

There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects—they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no exception.

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Cities Without Ground: A Handy Guidebook That Maps Out All of Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Walkways

Cities Without Ground: A Handy Guidebook That Maps Out All of Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Walkways

Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook is a new book that maps 32 networks of interconnected above- and below-ground pedestrian walkways in Hong Kong. Written by a team of architects (Jonathan D

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Fly House: A Fantastic Shipping Container Bed and Breakfast in Mallorca

Fly House: A Fantastic Shipping Container Bed and Breakfast in Mallorca

Located about 10 minutes from the center of Pallma, Fly House is conveniently situated near a number of amenities but it's also quiet and relaxed. Owned by Balbina and Miquel Angel, the one-bedroom house

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Honda’s New Micro Commuter is Small, Efficient, and Features a Swappable Body

Honda’s New Micro Commuter is Small, Efficient, and Features a Swappable Body

Honda's Micro Commuter is a compact, fuel-efficient vehicle with an innovative design that enables its body to be swapped out to suit different purposes. Close to being production-ready, the lightweight

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With Millions of Bikes on the Road, Dutch Cyclists Deal with Gridlock, Scarce Bike Parking and “Bike Rage”

With Millions of Bikes on the Road, Dutch Cyclists Deal with Gridlock, Scarce Bike Parking and “Bike Rage”

While America struggles to accommodate the tide of vehicles on the roads, the Dutch have a different problem entirely. Rather than worrying about road rage, they are worrying about lane rage as they deal

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Explore the Amazon River in Style Aboard Aqua Expeditions’ Floating Eco-Hotel

Explore the Amazon River in Style Aboard Aqua Expeditions’ Floating Eco-Hotel

Up to 32 guests can travel the waters of the Amazon River through the Peruvian rainforest and beyond. Each of the cozy guest rooms features a large picture window, bringing guests up close and personal

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Top 6 Autumn Hikes Around the San Francisco Bay Area – Get Outside!

Top 6 Autumn Hikes Around the San Francisco Bay Area – Get Outside!

Image courtesy of The Gambolin' Man Steep Ravine via Matt Davis Trail at Mt Tamalpais State Park Overview: Over 200 miles of trails are accessible in the Mt Tamalpais State Park just north of the

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Minarc’s Prefab ION Adventure Hotel is Set to Open in Iceland in Spring 2013

Minarc’s Prefab ION Adventure Hotel is Set to Open in Iceland in Spring 2013

Located in one of Iceland’s most dramatic settings, at the footsteps of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, the ION Hotel will be perfectly situated to connect travelers with the surrounding

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Sunseeker Duo: Construction on the World’s First Solar-Powered Two-Seater Plane is Nearly Complete

Sunseeker Duo: Construction on the World’s First Solar-Powered Two-Seater Plane is Nearly Complete

Solar-powered commercial flight may be a long way off, but the Sunseeker Duo—a solar-powered two-person plane built by Solar Flight, Inc—might bring us a little closer. Until now, solar planes have

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Dutch Designers Unveil Prototype ‘Smart Highway’ Complete With Glow-in-the-Dark Lanes!

Dutch Designers Unveil Prototype ‘Smart Highway’ Complete With Glow-in-the-Dark Lanes!

Road trips are about to get a whole lot more fun (and safe) if Dutch design firms Studio Roosegaarde and Hejimans Infrastructure get the chance to bring their latest concept to life. The two

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Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Air Travel is Going to the Birds – Airbus Announces Fuel-Efficient Flight Formations

Sometimes nature just does it better. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently released their vision for the future sustainable aviation, and part of that vision includes flying jets in the same formation as

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17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

The Palace of the Counts of Miravalle is one of the oldest buildings in Mexico's historic center and was originally home to Don Alonso de Ulibarri Davalos Bracamontes and de la Cueva, who was chancellor

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The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

Located in a space overlooking wide grassy areas that used to belong to  Philips, The Discovery Factory is the perfect space for playing and learning. With no need to book in advance, children can pop

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Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea is already well known for its affordable and stylish home furnishings, but now the retail giant has set its sights on the budget hotel market. The world’s largest furniture retailer, based in

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Atlas Chugged: How GPS Tracking and Mapping Can Help You Save Tons of Money in Gas

Atlas Chugged: How GPS Tracking and Mapping Can Help You Save Tons of Money in Gas

The constant need to fuel your car and the emissions that doing so releases into the air can be incredibly frustrating for motorists, and more so, those that are eco-conscious. With the focus slowly

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The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

As summer heats up and tourists flock to London for the Olympics many in the capital may find themselves seeking an escape from the urban madness; and the Maddox Beach Club, a pop-up beach located just

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World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

World’s Fastest Electric Airplane Breaks 200 MPH Record!

Chip Yates, who's known for setting speed records with electric motorcycles, has just set a new world record in his Long-ESA electric airplane. Yates now holds the world record for being the first person

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