By Dian Hasan | June 9, 2009
Inkaterra is a luxury resort in Peru, and offers an unforgettable introduction to biodiversity and a tranquil retreat full of relaxing excursions. Inkaterra is closely located to the Tambopata National Reserve, where the Madre de dios River meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru. Continue reading
By Dian Hasan | June 9, 2009
It seems just like yesterday when any “green product” was associated with birkenstock-wearing hippies clad in hemp. Remotely removed from anything fashionable, let alone hip or chic. But with the rising awareness of eco-friendliness, the world’s creative force has taken notice and the cool, hip and chic factors are trickling in – slowly but surely. Here’s a look at some latest green hotels that beg to differ from the traditional perception. Green & Chic can be a good pairing.
By Erica Johannson | Planet Pink n Green | October 12, 2008
The south-western province of Ecuador offers some of the top agro-tourism and eco-tourism sites in South America. Home to the nation’s largest city, Guayaquil, the region Guayas (pronounced gwī-äs) attracts travelers year-around.
The Canton of Bucay:
Located east of Guayaquil, the Bucay Canton boasts more natural resources than any other canton in Guayas. The most visited attractions include El Bosque Humedo de la Esperanza (The Rainforest of Hope), and El Balneario de Agua Clara (The Clear Water Spa), where scenic waterfalls flow into the Chimbo river – a great place for rafting and tubing.
By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2009
Very few travel experiences can match a ride in a hot-air balloon. Soaring just high enough to cherish the majestic vistas below. It’s the perfect way to understand why a bird’s eye view is the best vantage point. And travelers can enjoy the same adventure around the world. Here’s a look at some of the most unforgettable hot-air balloon rides out there.
Where to go green in style
green is not a new concept in the world of travel. For decades, resorts like Maho Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Turtle Island in Fiji have demonstrated that eco-awareness and sustainability can coexist with tourism. But in the past five years, the “eco” buzz has been amplified within the travel industry—and throughout popular culture as well.
“Being green has entered every part of many people’s lives, including travel,” says David Krantz, a coordinator with the Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Washington D.C. “Americans take their impact more seriously than ever before.” The result? Resort owners and developers around the world have tapped into the eco trend. Resorts such as the Black Rock Lodge in Belize and Ranweli Holiday Village in Sri Lanka are catering to the new ecotourism ethos through environmental conservation, light-on-the-land building techniques and the embracing of local culture at resorts. Sure to redefine eco architecture when it breaks ground in 2008, Star Island in the Bahamas is a private island resort being developed in a fully sustainable way using innovative technology and standards.