Latest Articles on Eco-Friendly

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Vacation in NYC

Packed with skyscrapers and cabs, New York City doesn’t appear like the most environmentally conscious city on its surface. But tucked around the Big Apple are hotels, restaurants, and attractions that take sustainability seriously. If supporting businesses with green practices and reducing your carbon footprint — even on vacation — are important to you, read…

Plastics Are Killing Our Oceans. How Is the World Fighting Back?

edwardhblake/Flickr Picture blue skies, pristine white sand, the crashing sound of surf, and the call of a seagull overhead. The images of a perfect beach day are so engrained in our cultural consciousness that putting them in print is almost unnecessary. But unfortunately, in many parts of the world, this serene scene is quickly becoming…

Our 6 Favorite Eco-Chic Hotels in Jamaica

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Most hotels’ green initiatives relate to things they do, like using non-toxic cleaning products and installing energy-efficient lighting. But occasionally, we come across a hotel that is green not necessarily because of what it does, but because of what it is — a hotel specifically designed to minimize…

Get Your Hands Dirty: 12 Hotels on Working Farms

Additional reporting by Lara Grant Hay! How about a visit to the ‘ole barnyard for your next getaway? Hotels on working farms allow you to leave the fast-paced city life behind — at least for the weekend — and hit the country to hone your farming chops. But don’t worry; the farmtastic resorts that make…

6 Easy-to-Spot Signs Your Hotel Is Eco-Friendly

More and more hotels are going green — even a two-and-a-half pearl Holiday Inn might have some sort of eco-friendly measures in place. (In fact, the company uses a centralized “Green Engage” program that allows its properties to customize eco-friendly measures to hit certain requirements.) Read on for six signs that your hotel is eco-friendly,…

6 Eco-Educational Adventures to Bring You Closer to Mother Nature

Sure, a relaxing trip to the beach is a wonderful getaway, but many a modern traveler often seeks more from a journey. For your next adventure, consider diving into an eco-educational voyage, where you can experience the grandeur of Earth, from extraordinary wildlife to jaw-dropping geography, while learning about it from experts. If you’re looking…

Mexico Unplugged: 6 Hotels Where You Can Go Tech-Free

These days, it seems like the work-life divide is becoming increasingly blurred. Leaving the office for a vacation no longer means leaving work, and as such, the need for an escape from the hyper-connected balancing act of day-to-day life has helped the popularity of off-the-grid trips soar. Mexico, for example, has plenty of party hot…

14 Stunning Health and Wellness Retreats

For many of us, long days at the office, stress, and errands can get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. So we often look at our vacations not as a chance for a calorie binge (well, not always), but as a chance to hit the reset button and get back to our exercise and…