Eco Travel

Thomson Airways Uses Cooking Oil To Power Planes

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jul 1st 2011 08:15 AM

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In a bid to become "green," Thomson Airways will use cooking oil as fuel for flights to Spain in July.
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Eco-Friendly Flying: How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint In The Skies

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 28th 2011 10:00 AM

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BrighterPlanet.com has released their list of the most and least efficient airlines around the world. Which begs the question, how do ordinary citizens make their flights greener?
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Destin-Nation Chile: An Adventurer's Southern Playground

by Kraig Becker. Posted Jun 22nd 2011 07:00 AM
Destin-Nation Chile: An Adventurer's Southern Playground

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When it comes to adventure travel options, few places on the planet can rival Chile. Squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, the South American country has long been a popular destination for backpackers, climbers and paddlers looking to explore some of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on the planet.
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Summer Begins! 5 Ways to Enjoy Free National Parks

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 21st 2011 11:40 AM
Summer Begins! 5 Ways to Enjoy Your Free National Parks

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Tuesday is not only the longest day of the year, the solstice, and the official start of summer, but also on of the few days a year that the National Park Service decides to open its doors. One hundred parks across the country will not charge entry fees, so it's the perfect time to take that overdue hike. We took it upon ourselves to find five fantastic free adventures.
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Destin-Nation Honduras: Central American Travel on the Cheap

by Andrew Burmon. Posted Jun 9th 2011 07:30 AM
Destin-Nation Honduras: Central American Travel on the Cheap

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Honduras is the in the middle of a massive tourism infrastructure build out, which makes now the time for budget travelers to take advantage of increasing accessibility and still low prices.
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Destin-Nation Costa Rica: Hitting the Beach in Central America

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted Jun 2nd 2011 07:00 AM
Destin-Nations Costa Rica

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With coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean, Costa Rica is defined both physically and culturally by its 750 miles of parenthetical shoreline. To the traveler, that means not only that there is no shortage of beaches backed by tropical forests, but also that sun-bathing can count as a cultural activity. Whether it's relaxing seclusion or seaside parties, Costa Rica has a beach for any travel type.
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Solar Impulse Makes First International Flight (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta. Posted May 13th 2011 08:30 AM
The Solar Impulse took its first international flight on Friday from Switzerland to Belgium, the Associated Press reports.
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National Public Gardens Day: 10 Under-The-Radar Gardens To Visit This Mother's Day (PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta. Posted May 6th 2011 07:30 AM

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May 6th marks the 3rd annual National Public Gardens Day. Created to bring awareness to the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and plant and water conservation, the day will see some 500 events across the country to celebrate America's public gardens.
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Earth Day 2011: 21 Places To Go Before They Disappear (PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta. Posted Apr 22nd 2011 09:00 AM
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100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, the new book by Desmond Tutu, will appear on bookshelves on May 1. It's a compelling title: a list of 100 places around the world that are disappearing – or in danger of disappearing – before our very eyes.
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Summer Travel 2011: The Great Big Summer Travel Poll Recap

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 22nd 2011 07:00 AM
Summer Travel 2011

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Gas prices and high airfare are going to suck for summer travelers in 2011. At least that's what we've gathered from our first Great Big Summer Travel Poll. Not the most shocking discovery – travelers despise expensive gas and pricey airfare. But, other results might come as a surprise...
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