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Green Travel Tip: Pack Your Water Bottle

You would think that something as simple as ditching bottled water would be easy to make a regular habit. But as soon as we start traveling, our eco-friendly daily routine has a tendency to fall by the wayside, and water is a prime example. Just because you can’t bring liquids […]

5 Ways to Get Motivated and Volunteer on Vacation

Use your days off to do some good. Using your vacation time to volunteer is a great way to see new parts of the world, help out in your own city and meet new people. Whether you’re inspired by recent events, hoping to help preserve natural areas threatened by traditional […]

10 Great Songs for Driving at Night

An exclusive EcoSalon playlist for those late night road trips.  This playlist was made solely for wanderlust, to inspire you to drop everything and hit the road. Check out the music videos for some of the songs below, or instead of clicking play every time one music video ends and […]

Eco Luxe Camping and Lodgings that Won’t Break the Bank

Bungle in the jungle during the rain season and save on a Costa Rican getaway. Rates drop dramatically since many travelers are skittish about venturing anywhere near Nicaragua this time of year. Risky, perhaps, but for those who seek showers (thunder makes my hubby’s heart pound) then try the Corcovado […]

10 of the Best Travel and Tourism Sites

As many of you know, here at EcoSalon, we often emphasize the point that sustainable travel is not just about carbon offsets and packing lighter. Sustainable travel is about conscious travel, and thinking about your next adventure with a holistic approach; everything from where you go and who you stay […]

Driving to Boone (But Not the Boonies)

Happiness, it turns out, is a slice of grilled pound cake. Put pound cake on a grill and it comes off looking like a dainty steak and smelling just like a toasted marshmallow. Top it with ice cream made from organic local strawberries and you have a nice neat pile […]

Foodie Underground on Tour: Telluride, Colorado

ColumnFoodie Underground checks out what’s hot in Telluride, Colorado. Welcome to a new feature of Foodie Undergound: Foodie Underground on Tour. Being a Portland resident, I’m constantly in the organic/raw/food truck bubble. But writing about home gets old quickly, and if you’re a food lover, you know that one of […]

Prague, I Love You.

I know this is a big claim, but I have to say it: Prague is the most beautiful city in the world. Every corner opens up to some new architectural wonder and the detail of statuary that adorn the buildings is constantly exciting the senses. There are few places on […]

The Friday 5: Unpacking Edition

The top stories of the week at EcoSalon. As McDonalds unpacks its products in an attempt to come clean about how and where it gets its ingredients, we take a closer look (because yes, we like to raise a McEyebrow). Amy DuFault unpacks rich, sad memories of her grandmother, Jeanne […]

10 Great Songs for Driving at Night

An exclusive EcoSalon playlist for those late night road trips.  This playlist was made solely for wanderlust, to inspire you to drop everything and hit the road. Check out the music videos for some of the songs below, or instead of clicking play every time one music video ends and […]

Beach Retreat: 5 Essential Items for a Tropical Getaway

Winter is finally setting in, but if you are fortunate enough, you may have a warm weather escape on your horizon! It turns out that I am the aforementioned lucky duck who writes this post from the middle of the Indian Ocean on a set of exquisite islands off the […]

Foodie Underground: Appreciating Simple Food

ColumnTaking a Swedish approach to appreciating our everyday food routines. I’ve been traveling for a few weeks, and in doing so have failed to keep up with the latest and greatest in food news that seems to inundate the blogosphere on a daily basis. But a girl needs a break […]

Places & Spaces: Adrère Amellal, Cairo, Egypt

Merging perfectly with the environment, Adrere Amellal in Cairo, Egypt is a magical place for those seeking a quiet sanctuary. To say that Adrère Amellal is “absolutely fascinating” seems, to us, a bit of an understatement. The truth is we were in complete awe when we came across this sandcastle-looking […]

The Local Experience: Cod Tongue and Whale Steak in Norway

Testing out new foods and traditions in the Lofoten Islands.  I was once a vegetarian. For years, I didn’t eat meat. I cut it out for environmental reasons. I didn’t support the energy that was going into each burger, steak and chop, that I had been consuming, so I decided […]

50 Pick Up Lines for Extreme Jetsetters

Because life is sexier above 10,000 feet. Looking for love in the friendly skies? If international wanderlust is the name of your game, then these pick up lines just might be for you. I’d swap to a coach seat just to sit next to you. What do you think about […]

Exploring America, Eco Style: My Trip to Death Valley

When Woody Guthrie sang of redwood forests and diamond deserts in “This Land is Your Land”, his lyrics suggested his roaming and rambling was entirely on foot. But the reality is that the United States is so vast and diverse that these days, motorized transport of some kind is needed for serious […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Travel in 2015

The new year is upon us, and with it come the new year’s resolutions that we have the best intentions of keeping (but, admittedly, typically fall by the wayside come February). This year, though, I suggest we all try a different tactic – a set of resolutions that foster health, […]

Nourish Your Body and Soul: Plan a Mediterranean Diet Vacation

A Greek salad with fresh feta. Grilled lamb chops with bright sprigs of mint. Mussels sautéed with flavorful tomatoes and garlic, partnered with earthy olives and potatoes. Now, picture these Mediterranean diet dishes served against a setting as delicious as the meals themselves: a farm-to-table restaurant overlooking rolling vineyards, a […]

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