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Luxe Travel: Laguna on the Rocks

The surf’s up as June gloom melts into July fry in Laguna Beach – the wet and rocky Orange County artist colony and funky-swank seaside town. Natural food stands hearkening the 70s granola-happy daze, surf shops and funky mid-fashion boutiques still abound here, setting it apart from the polished corporate […]

Sunday Recipe: Anna’s Dutch Appeltaart with Cardamom

A trip to Amsterdam requires adventures in the kitchen upon return. I was destined to fall in love with the appeltaart. When I travel I have a tendency to fall for local foods. It may be the most basic of foods in that location, but when you’re an outsider, it’s […]

Places & Spaces: Gaia Hotel and Reserve, Costa Rica

The Gaia Hotel & Preserve is a Costa Rican getaway guaranteed to bring you back to nature. This is the first installment in a new round of Places & Spaces here on EcoSalon. Look for writer Kara DiCamillo’s travel series here every Saturday. Situated next to the Pacific Ocean in […]

Suitcase Travel: The Ultimate in Conscious Living

Tips for traveling light (stylishly) wherever you may roam. Anyone who has ever tried to haul oversize suitcases along city streets, onto buses and trains, or up the stairs of a subway platform is well acquainted with the less glamorous side of travel. There are the sweat-stains, the fear of […]

10 Airbnb Tips for Hosts and Guests to Enjoy the Perfect Stay

Whether you’re opening your home to guests or staying in someone’s home-share, use these 10 Airbnb tips for a comprehensive understanding of how to use the service best. As a former shared-home Airbnb host for more than a year as well as an avid Airbnb guest, I’ve gathered a lot […]

Africa and The Elephant

Driving east beyond the Cape of Good Hope and the true terminus of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the convergence of the Indian and The Atlantic Ocean dance to support untold stories of life and struggle in the ocean – the land of South Africa opens up. For the wild beasts […]

In Savannah: A Little Green and Paula Deen

Turns out it isn’t easy being green in Savannah – the spooky Southern city known for its historic squares and trees dripping with Spanish moss. According to the Green Restaurant Association, a Boston-based nonprofit, there’s only one green-certified restaurant in Savannah and it’s a takeout joint – not surprising in […]

Places & Spaces: Cala Mia Boutique Hotel, Chiriqui, Panama

Escape into nature at Cala Mia, a boutique hotel located in the Chiriqui National Marine Park in Panama. Near the Costa Rican border in Panama lies an island destination with a boutique hotel called Cala Mia. With eleven bungalows designed and handcrafted by local artisans, shoes are optional at Cala Mia […]

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 […]

Camper Van Europa: VW Enthusiasts Gear Up for Vanfest 2011

Who says mobile home camping is for old people? Have you ever found yourself wondering, whatever happened to Right Said Fred? Of course you have, unless you’re too sexy to admit it. Sit down. Park it. I have some news for you: this September in a field somewhere in Worcestershire […]

Places & Spaces: Gaia Hotel and Reserve, Costa Rica

The Gaia Hotel & Preserve is a Costa Rican getaway guaranteed to bring you back to nature. This is the first installment in a new round of Places & Spaces here on EcoSalon. Look for writer Kara DiCamillo’s travel series here every Saturday. Situated next to the Pacific Ocean in […]

The Cape Side of Good Hope

On the east side of the Cape of Good Hope is False Bay, so named I presume because ancient mariners rounding her would think they’d gain the passage to the east, when in reality, the terminus of Africa lies just beyond to the east at Cape Aguhlas. From Cape Town, […]

I’d Rather Be in … Reykjavik

Geothermal hot springs and mineral baths. Northern Lights. All-night parties and cozy cafes. Any and all of these experiences can be had with a visit to Reykjavik, just a short flight from both Boston and New York (and an easy connection for other U.S. cities). Where to Stay A Green […]

Are You an Eco Hero? Roz Savage Wants YOU!

I’ve got a crush on an ocean rower. At 43, Roz Savage, equal parts beauty, strength and grace is to my mind the hottest eco-warrior out there. But she hasn’t always been. Once a plain Jane office girl in an unhappy marriage in London, Savage woke up one day to […]

Video: Paris vs. New York

VideoA visual match-up of two cities. First a collection of prints and then a big, Paris vs. New York now goes to video. Any francophile or lover of the Big Apple will appreciate the charm and simplicity of the differences between the two global metropolises captured in this video.. Paris vs […]

Places & Spaces: The Crosby Street Hotel, New York City

Located on a cobblestone street in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood is the eco contemporary Crosby Street Hotel. In a city that’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., as well as home to many eco inventors, we’re excited that there’s an eco-hotel that’s leading the way […]

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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 […]

10 Airbnb Tips for Hosts and Guests to Enjoy the Perfect Stay

Whether you’re opening your home to guests or staying in someone’s home-share, use these 10 Airbnb tips for a comprehensive understanding of how to use the service best. As a former shared-home Airbnb host for more than a year as well as an avid Airbnb guest, I’ve gathered a lot […]

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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, […]