TAG: Tourism

Hotels and Resorts Made From Recycled Materials

Hotels and Resorts Made From Recycled Materials

Environmentally sustainable designs are gradually becoming more popular as well as necessary. Incorporating ecologically smart strategies into large-scale operations like hotels and resorts are to the benefit of guests, the local community and the environment. One example of a resort with conservation in mind is the Alila Villas Uluwatu located in Bali. Designed by Singapore based company WOHA, the posh vacation spot was made mostly from recycled and locally reclaimed materials. Seemingly every detail has been examined with an ecological microscope. The resort is a Green Globe certification registrant, and reportedly is the first hotel in the area to earn… read more

Traveling Smart

Smart traveling

Whether you are lucky enough to book a global adventure or content to hike through a local terrain, responsible traveling is a model to take along. You might not think about your need to explore having much of an environmental effect, but when thinking in terms of the numbers of transnational travelers each year, it helps to watch your own steps. According to the World Tourism Organization, international travel was up 5% in 2012, which was around a 22 million person increase since the previous year. That’s a lot of worldwide trekking. And while there is no way to put… read more

Think Before You Pack

Think Before you Pack

Travel enriches our lives, broadens our minds, and enlightens us to the reality of other nations. By exposing the customs of one nation to an other, travel introduces the likelihood for change. This can lead to the improved welfare of humans, gender equality, the implementation of environmentally sound practices, and the protection and conservation of animals and other wildlife. One of the largest factors in influencing such change is how we travel. If done right, strong foreign bonds can be made. Before you travel, make sure you prepare and pack appropriately. Suitcases don’t need to be stuffed with shoes and gadgets, just filled to a comfortable amount with… read more

Human Powered Taxis

velotaxi

Bicycling is a well established form of solitary transportation (excluding tandem bikes), but what if human powered vehicles became a mainstream form of public transportation? Whether that day will come to fruition within our lifetime or not, the vision has already been set in motion as, in 1997, the first Velotaxi was authorized to operate in Berlin. Velotaxis are human powered taxi cabs of aerodynamic design that allow passengers to travel anywhere within a city without the use of fuel. To companies, Velotaxis also function as mobile advertisements, as cabs are decked out to match the current product or campaign… read more