Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.
If you want a bicycle to be a part of your next vacation, these pedal-friendly cities should be near the top of your list.
One of the most popular wellness practices in North America has its roots in Northern Europe. Saunas, those sweat-inducing rooms found in hotels and health clubs around the world, were invented in Finland. Some Finns still use the historic method of heating rocks with a wood fire in an enclosed room for several hours before letting out the smoke and entering the room. Many locals also use vasta, a bundle of birch leaves and twigs that are gently slapped against the skin. Even without these traditional extras, the detoxification benefits of saunas are well documented.
7 destinations for a wellness getaway
Forget Disneyland, we’re going back to Yellowstone
Survey reveals that 75% of Americans would prefer to vacation at a national park instead of a trendy tourist spot.
5 dog-friendly destinations
These vacation spots are happy to accommodate you and your four-legged companion.
Take an African vacation at Campi Ya Kanzi.
This private Kenyan reserve is located a mere 20 miles from Mount Kiliminjaro, and every aspect of the camp was designed to be environmentally friendly. It was built using local materials — and not a single tree was cut. Water comes from rain collection and gray water is recycled, water is heated by solar panels, and food is cooked using an eco-friendly charcoal made from coffee husks. But most importantly, Campi Ya Kanzi works in partnership with the Maasai community and donates a portion of its proceeds to local preservation programs.
10 luxury eco-resorts
While an eco-friendly vacation may bring to mind images of roughing it in the wilderness, there are many resorts that are both green and glamorous, where you can enjoy luxury with a conscience. Yes, some of the resorts on our list require a long flight, but luckily many of them are surrounded by lush, carbon-offsetting forests. Here are 10 eco-destinations across the globe where you can take a trip — without the guilt trip.
Why Americans are afraid to take a vacation
Workers are worried about being viewed as less-than-dedicated to their jobs, and as a result are not using up to 70 percent of their annual vacation time.