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Travel Green On Your Next Vacation to Reduce Impact

Travel Green – When you go on vacation, you obviously want to reduce your environmental impact while you travel green on your next vacation. However, while staying at an environmentally friendly hotel will go some way towards limiting the effects you have on the world around you, the truth is that the biggest impact occurs before you ever arrive – traveling to wherever you are going. Once you do get there, local transportation then just … Read more

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What is Green Travel ~ Definition of Different Types

You have probably heard of the terms: Green travel, organic, eco-conscious, eco-friendly, responsible, sustainable, eco-tourism, but what do they really mean? What is the definition of green travel exactly? In the past several years, these environmental catchphrases have cropped up everywhere — in newspaper articles, online, in stores. But what do they all mean in the context of travel? Since these concepts are still in their formative stages, defining them is tricky. But we’ve compiled … Read more

COVID-19 Make Cycling In Los Angeles Safer

Could COVID-19 Make Cycling In Los Angeles Safer – And Less Smoggy?

Cycling In Los Angeles – Compared with the Bay Area, Los Angeles doesn’t have as stellar a reputation in terms of cycling safety. In fact, the City of Angels often leads the national rankings for the least safe city for cyclists. There are, however, a few reasons to be optimistic about cyclist safety in LA. Indeed, the recent coronavirus pandemic has forced LA’s leaders to adopt radical policies that could change how bicyclists get around … Read more

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Sustainable Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Sustainable Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul – When we moved away from Washington DC, I knew I’d miss two things above all others: excellent public transportation and amazing restaurants. I began my quest to find the best sustainable restaurants in Minneapolis – St. Paul. What did I learn? Although the public transit in the Twin Cities is comparatively lacking, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the restaurant scene and especially by the top-notch eateries dedicated … Read more

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Travel Planning and Preparation: Things To Do Before Traveling

Travel Planning – Now that you have figured out at least the first part of your itinerary, it’s time to refine your plan and gear up to make it happen. Travel Planning To Do Before Traveling Revise your itinerary Take out the calendar and itinerary you created previously. If you’re on track, you have now done the following: Decided where you want to go. Researched transportation costs and chosen your modes of travel, using Rome2Rio … Read more

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Great South Bank Outdoors London UK is a Must See Attraction

South Bank Outdoors – Any London visitor probably has a list of must-see attractions. That list likely includes the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Those in the know also will include South Bank on their list. If you haven’t heard about this massive entertainment complex, then it’s time you did. I love visiting London in any season, but in recent visits, I have fallen in love with South Bank Outdoors during the … Read more

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London top 10 events you can stream online

London! Stuck indoors? Oh-yes! It’s quite dull and boring. Missing the old times hanging out with friends, driving till the dawns, partying, all the fun, and no one to stop. We all do! Yet self-isolating doesn’t mean the pleasure of going out has to stop. Agreed, London has been walloped by the Covid-19 disease, an outbreak of Coronavirus, with significant institutions and independent venues closing and events being postponed or canceled to ensure safety and … Read more

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Where to Travel with Teenagers: 5 Trip Ideas Teens Will Love

where to travel with teenagers – Travel with kids just gets easier and more rewarding as they get older. Of course, traveling with teenagers has its challenges, but let’s give this oft-misunderstood age group a break. Taken outside their comfort zone and their social sector, they make for some of the best travel companions. Below, find four general types of travel teens enjoy, then read on for specific trip ideas for teens. Where to travel … Read more

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Eco-Friendly Hotel ~ Finding a LEED Hotel or Green Hotel

There are many ways to go about greening your hotel stay. Finding an eco-friendly hotel is the first way to make a big impact. Large hotels, especially in urban areas, consume a lot of energy. Between their many guest rooms and common spaces, conference centers and restaurants, they have the potential to leave a heavy carbon footprint. Many eco-travelers assume they’re restricted to eco-lodges and low-impact hostels to travel green, but this is not true. Thanks … Read more

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How to Drive in Snow and Ice 5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

How to drive in snow – Many travelers will take to the highways and interstates this holiday season, facing snow, ice, and other winter conditions. Our family will be driving long-distance for a ski vacation in Canada, and we want to make sure we’re prepared for safe winter driving. Raised in the Tahoe, CA area known for heavy snow fall, I like to think I have a few tips for how to drive in snow … Read more