Environmental consciousness is not a new theme in day-to-day news. Everywhere from Washington to Hollywood, conservation awareness is beginning to change the way in which we live. So why not also change the way we
‘Ecotourism’ is quickly becoming the new trend in the travel world. With chain Explora opening luxury eco resorts in remote places like Easter Island and Patagonia to backpackers benefiting from the financial benefits of WWOOFing, there truly is one area for all.
With a lot of options to pick from, Richard Hammond, co-author of Clean Breaks ndash; 500 new solutions to start to see the world, narrows down his top five ‘green’ guidebooks for the London Times.
Ecoescape UK and Ecoescape Ireland As the titles imply, these guides are geared for eco-travel through the UK and Ireland. The books list from hotels to local organic restaurants and will include instructions depending on how to journey to various locals by public transport or bicycle.
Green Europe Specializing in green travel throughout Europe, Green Europe lists over 170 owner-run places to stay ldquo;which go the extra mile to provide responsible holidays.rdquo; The accommodations range between luxury hotels in England to organic farmhouses in Italy. Hammond says, ldquo;All are already visited by the part of the mostly reliable Sawday’s inspection team.rdquo;
Exotic Retreats ndash; Eco Resort design from barefoot sophistication to luxury pad For anyone who loves nature and design, the guide not only lists 40 beneficial to our environment hotels and ecolodges, in addition, it includes architects’ plans and sketches for a view from the start on these properties.
The Man in Seat 61 ndash; strategies for using train through Europe Traveling by train in Europe is not simply a far more cost effective and efficient best option, but additionally more eco-friendly. Seat61.com is a superb resource for booking train travel, finding out how to read timetables, and determining other general information. The guidebook is a wonderful choice if you do not have Internet access for the train.
The Ethical Do something good for that local community whilst you travel. This guidebook focuses on helping the destination once you let it rest, as opposed to purely choosing a memorable experience by yourself.
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