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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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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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ANTONAS Wants to Convert Ordinary Buses Into Roaming Hostels

ANTONAS Wants to Convert Ordinary Buses Into Roaming Hostels

ANTONAS suggests that the existing bus should be left untouched on the outside while the interior should be converted into 7 small rooms. There will also be a water closet and a living area, along with

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Spanish ‘El Diablo’ Restaurant Grills with Volcanic Heat

Spanish ‘El Diablo’ Restaurant Grills with Volcanic Heat

On Lanzarote, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, a restaurant has found an ingenious and dramatic source of sustainable cooking heat: they grill over a volcano. If this prompts images of a lava spewing

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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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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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PHOTOS: Abandoned Rail Station Transformed Into a Colorful Eco-Hostel in Aconcagua, Argentina

PHOTOS: Abandoned Rail Station Transformed Into a Colorful Eco-Hostel in Aconcagua, Argentina

The red and turquoise hostel in Puente del Inca was built in 1903 and is located at 2,720 metres above sea level. The building was once a lean train station that saw passengers travelling between

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PHOTOS: Cacheuta Thermal Water Park Is a Summer Escape Wedged In Argentina’s Andes Mountains

PHOTOS: Cacheuta Thermal Water Park Is a Summer Escape Wedged In Argentina’s Andes Mountains

Cacheuta Hot Springs is only a short bus ride away from Mendoza's capital, and the entry cost is only  $7(US) for adults. It is the perfect place to spend a day out with friends or family swimming, or

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PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Costing roughly $383 million, the newly renovated 640,000 square foot terminal is home to Virgin America and American Airlines, and has already met 3.2 million passengers this year alone. Completed in

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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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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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Waterproof Crumpled City Maps are Lightweight, Durable, and Recyclable

Waterproof Crumpled City Maps are Lightweight, Durable, and Recyclable

Crumpled City maps are durable, waterproof, light, recyclable and fun to use maps conceived by Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso. They are designed to replace big and clumsy standard paper maps,

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Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich visited Prinzessinnengarten and talked to Marco Clausen, who together with Robert Shaw created the fantastic blooming space. Clausen told us how they were inspired by

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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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Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Located on the southeast tip of Sicily in Italy, Casa Talia is the perfect place to spend some time living life at a slower pace. Designed and managed by architects Viviana Haddad y Marco Giunta, this

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Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Camping season may be officially over, but perhaps this awesome expandable decagon tent could tempt urbanites to venture into the wild during the rainy season. These cool adaptable tents can be arranged

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Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

The Sun Salutation, designed by Nikola Basic, is a vast circle of solar panels paved into the ground. At night, the panels light up in an array of patterned lights that flash in dancing sequences,

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Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever

Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever

The Sealander camper boat is everything you always wished your parents' pop-up trailer could be -- a go-anywhere vehicle that is always ready for an adventure. There are no winches, cranks, or velcro bits

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Enchanting ‘Eco Truly Park’ is a Self-Sustaining Paradise on Earth

Enchanting ‘Eco Truly Park’ is a Self-Sustaining Paradise on Earth

Located next to the seaside in the Peruvian district of Aucallama, the Eco Truly Park is a group of cute mud houses that offer a return to natural, healthy living inspired by Indian practices. The

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Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

With bike sharing and committed bike lanes on the rise, it seems like biking would be the no-brainer option for an eco-friendly commute, and yet some critics ponder if biking is actually better than

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Summer is all about spending time outdoors, but if you're looking for something more than pigeon watching in the park, consider taking a camping trip! Surviving the great outdoors has never been easier

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6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

Summer may quickly becoming to an end, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to take a vacation. Too busy to take off a whole week? We understand. And that's why we've rounded up six relaxing

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Roll Over America: 50 Velomobiles Race from Portland to D.C. to Raise Awareness for Green Transportation

Roll Over America: 50 Velomobiles Race from Portland to D.C. to Raise Awareness for Green Transportation

On Thursday, 50 recumbent velomobile tricycles set off from Portland to Washington D.C. on a 3,000-mile journey to raise awareness for sustainable transportation. Dubbed Roll Over America, the unique race

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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Quotel is a Polish Pop-Up Hotel That Makes Recycled Materials Look Posh

Quotel is a Polish Pop-Up Hotel That Makes Recycled Materials Look Posh

Quotel looks anything but budget. The team, who operate under the name Mode:Lina Architektura and Consulting, created a custom, high-end looking space, despite their limited budget. Easy and affordable

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Jon Salerno’s Habitat Micro Home Uses a Car as an Extra Room

Jon Salerno’s Habitat Micro Home Uses a Car as an Extra Room

Do you live out of your car? Now you can quite literally do so with designer Jon Salerno's Habitat micro home, which uses a small car docked underneath to add another room of living space. Salerno's

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