Articles for Eco-Travel

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano

Spanish Restaurant Cooks Food Over Live Volcano March 22, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing like grilled chicken right off the volcano. What? You have yet to experience volcano-grilled meat and fish? Well, it’s time for you to hop on the next flight to the Spanish island of Lanzarote and make a bee-line for the restaurant El Diablo. That’s because architect...

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN

Google Maps Invades the OCEAN March 5, 2012 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to get to back to that one spot in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, you’re in luck. Google Maps has expanded its reach. According to Jaunted, University of Queensland Global Change Institute and Underwater Earth have teamed up with Google to provide photos...

Airplane Fueled by Cooking Oil Takes Off from Seattle

Airplane Fueled by Cooking Oil Takes Off from Seattle December 5, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Time for the biofuels to hit the air! A couple of weeks ago, Alaska Airlines launched the second flight to run on a mix of biofuels and traditional jet fuel (a 20% to 80% mix, respectively). That may still be too much jet fuel, but they have to start somewhere. Brian Merchant of TreeHugger was on the...

Armenia Goes Green With Pilgrimage Site

Armenia Goes Green With Pilgrimage Site December 5, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
While companies in America seem to move as slow as molasses when it comes to installing solar panels, Armenia’s Echmiadzin Cathedral has decided to dive full speed ahead into environmental upgrades. This major historical site is about to get solar panels installed on the roof of its seminary building,...

Hilton Reuses Their Soap For Good

Hilton Reuses Their Soap For Good November 17, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Ever think about what happens to the soap that you use once in a hotel shower and leave sitting in the little soap holder? Well, if you did, you’d probably realize they have to throw the soap away after each guest exits the room. According to the Global Soap Project, that equals an estimated 2.6-million...

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO November 10, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’re into the whole UFO thing, we sure have found the hotel for you. In case you previously missed it, Sweden (of course) offers a “tree hotel,” which basically provides accommodations in the form of tree houses that are purported to be environmentally friendly. They offer “rooms”...

Is Everest Getting Toilets?

Is Everest Getting Toilets? October 25, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Not exactly the first place you think of when the term “working toilets” crosses your mind, Mt. Everest may be the next destination that provides waste control. Exactly how this is going to be done remains to be seen. Environmental group EcoHimal has recommended to the Nepalese government...

Sad Penguin! Just a Few Thousand Miles Off Course…

Sad Penguin! Just a Few Thousand Miles Off Course… July 8, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Maybe he was just trying to start a new trend? Sadly, it seems a penguin – an emperor penguin at that – veered off course from Antarctica and landed himself in New Zealand. Alone. Not so good for the mate-for-life animal. This wasn’t just a simple wrong turn. He came ashore nearly 4,000...

Aussie Birds Know How to Party

Aussie Birds Know How to Party June 6, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Alright, let’s say it all-together now: I will NOT buy shots for lorikeets anymore. Talk about a bird not knowing how to handle its liquor. Seems these colorful Australian parrots like to party as much as the Aussie people, described as “hyperactive” and “clownish” in both...

How To Be Eco-Friendly Before Your Trip

How To Be Eco-Friendly Before Your Trip May 13, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Sure, most of us think about the impact our flight to Malaysia is going to have on the environment, and maybe even do a little plea bargain with Mother Earth to compost and recycle everything up until the day of departure. But we often forget the little things we can to reduce our carbon footprint while...