Tags archives: green-travel

Traveling sustainably: A Green trip to Hamburg

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We all know it: traveling is a wonderful thing. Period. But it is often also full of contradictions and dilemmas. To me, some of the biggest of these are to justify all the pollution and problems it can cause. To put it bluntly, I wonder often if we have to harm our planet in order to discover its beauty. I don’t know; one sounds antithetical to the other, d[...]

15 Ways to Travel Green

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Frequent traveling has an incredible impact on the world - today we want to be at the other end of the world faster and cheaper, tomorrow we don't want to do without our favourite products while we travel, and the day after we wonder why there is so much rubbish in the streets. The privilege to roam the world freely and reasonably affordably takes its toll o[...]

Hotels We Love: The Tongsai Bay on Ko Samui

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"Pardon me while I hang out in heaven for the next few days" was my first Instagram photo caption of The Tongsai Bay Resort. When the resort opened its white, pearly gates to me (okay, more like bamboo gates), I entered a world where a relaxing vacation lives in harmony with nature. Ko Samui’s first five star green hotel offered four tranquil days of excepti[...]

The Footprints We Leave Behind: Exploring the Impact of Tourism

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If I close my eyes, I can still remember the first taste of that spoonful of freshly made dark chocolate. The subtle crunch of the sugar granules lending its sweetness, the slight bitter taste from the cocoa beans mixing with the smoothness of the whipped in milk. Moments ago I had seen all 3 ingredients come together like a choreographed dance–melting into [...]

The Rainforest of the Austrians in Costa Rica

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With images of wooden jungle cabins, untouched beaches and wild animals roaming free, the word “eco-tourism” resonates with my memories of Costa Rica like no other. Never before have I traveled a place where ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY was written across nearly everything: car rental companies, back country lodges, traditional restaurants, tour agencies and[...]

Sleeping in trees - Free Spirit Spheres

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When I close my eyes and memorize my childhood, I remember climbing up on trees, sitting in a cozy tree house, looking out for squirrels to visit my new home, being totally at one with nature. I often thought back of those happy days before stumbling across a special hotel on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Finally my dream of a tree house could become true - [...]

Meet Knäppa, the eco-friendly digital camera

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Photo via inspirefirst.com We here at Travelettes love both photography and being green, and Ikea must be a kindred spirit because they’ve combined the two and created an eco-friendly digital camera. This clever device, which has been dubbed Knäppa, is made almost entirely of cardboard and after 40 photos it can be thrown away with all your normal recycling[...]

How Green would you go?

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Us Travelettes believe in responsible and sustainable travel. I would even go so far as to say we are a little "Green" at times as although we like to leave our mark on the world, we don't mean literally. We like to ensure that our high heels aren't damaging the earth underneath us as we travel, explore and appreciate all its natural beauty. However, woul[...]

5 reasons to go to the Lake District

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The Lake District is England's largest National Park and, for me, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Home to both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter no trip to the UK could be complete without a stop off here. But if you need any more convincing here are my 5 reasons why you should go to the Lakes: photo by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk [...]

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