Thursday, June 26, 2008

eco travel

Just check out an eco-travel guide
The Benefits
Booking sweet vacations.

Take advantage of tips and tricks from seasoned travelers on the best things to see and do.Doing write by the planet. Find ways to tread a little lighter - according to the UN, tourists in Grenada, Spain, use seven times more water than locals (and these sorts of stats are pretty common).Getting off the beaten tour circuit. Eco-tour books help you unearth gems you won't find using your average AAA for help on figuring out where to go and what to do.
Wanna Try?
Fodor's Green Travel - guide to 100 of the eco-friendliest hotels and lodges around the globe ($15).

-Volunteer: A Traveler's Guide - from Lonely Planet, a book that helps you give back to the places you visit ($14).
-Lonely Planet Code Green - printed on recycled paper and packed with 82 eco-trips ($17). Also check out LP's online user forums for advice from fellow travelers.
-Green Travel Hub - book travel and check out articles on this international site; 20% of profits go to eco-orgs.DIY Bite - ask jetsetter friends to write their own "A Perfect Day in ___" recommendations and take these along for the trip.