Browsing the "Ecotravel/Ecotourism" Category

How to Remove Skunk Spray the Green Way

June 12th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Summer's around the corner bringing us into the great outdoors for camp outs and hikes. Each step we take into the woods increases our chances of running into one of Mother Nature's creatures. It's always a good idea to make as much noise as possible when hiking to warn creatures of your approach. Skunks are one of those critters to avoid. With the power to tax your olfactory system, a skunk's spray can bring a walk in the wild to a screaming halt. When your walk in the wild turns into a stroll through smellyville, here is how to remove skunk spray the green way


Eco-Vacations: Southwest Airlines Wins Eco-Pioneer of the Year Award

May 22nd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Summer's around the corner bringing family vacations and much-needed getaways. If you're flying, are you choosing an environmentally-friendly airline? While air travel does contribute to pollution, there are ways to minimize your carbon footprint. Southwest Airlines recently received the Eco-Pioneer of the Year Aviation Award for its green practices which it pursued long before other companies thought about Earth-friendly business practices. Here's why you should definitely consider Southwest Airlines for your travel plans


Eco-Vacations: When You Must Drive, Drive Efficiently

May 18th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Eco-vacations are all the rage with trips to the rain forest or stays on organic farms. Sometimes the only get away is a road trip to a nearby state or town. The most eco-friendly vacation is one spent at home, but not everyone can enjoy a "staycation" and most can't afford extravagant "greencations". So if you need to hit the road to enjoy some down town this summer, there are some tricks to help make your road trip more eco-sound. When you must drive, here are some ways to drive efficiently


Ridekick: The Electric Bicycle Trailer

February 23rd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Bike riding is good choice for the environment, and even better for your health. Since urban sprawl has us further from our workplaces, electric bikes can make the ride a little easier and Ridekick now provides a more economic solution if you're not quite ready for an e-bike. Ridekick offers the electric bicycle trailer to get you from point A to point B a little faster


How to stay healthy while on vacation

August 22nd, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Vacation is about spending time traveling and exploring places to widen your horizons. But it can also be a time when you can get sick from not being prepared and not taking proper precautions. So how do you stay healthy on the road? Read more and find out


Recyclebank and Green Your Vacation Challenge

July 11th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

This year, nearly 900 million tourists worldwide hit the roads, skies and seas in pursuit of some R&R. This takes a heavy toll on local ecosystems, water, air and wildlife. But greening your vacation doesn’t require a complete lifestyle upheaval; there are tons of simple changes you can make to your summer vacation (or staycation!) plans to reduce the impact on the environment.



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