Leaving work for a vacation can sound appalling—maybe even unfathomable—to most employed Americans. More than 40 percent of American employees who are offered paid time off end the year without using all of their available vacation time, according to a study by the research firm Oxford Economics. The study further found that U.S. workers with […]
Sometimes when you’re an eco-friendly, environmentally conscious individual, going on holiday can be a difficult and regrettable experience. On top of your carbon footprint caused by travelling via plane, train or automobile, some hotels and holiday resorts haven’t been built with sustainability in mind.
Winter is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that mountain lovers need to swap the peaks for the beaches just yet. Wellbeing Escapes signature Alpine Fitness packages offer a fun packages offer a fun and healthy alternative to the beach. Use the altitude to boost your work-outs, whilst enjoying stunning views and bliss-inducing Spas. Breathe in […]
Cars are a necessity for many people and there are plenty of eco/hybrid options coming onto the market, but if you are looking to buy a used car, check out the below infographic from Carshop which gives you a host of valuable information on what kind of things you should be looking out for.
With the price of gasoline rising every peak travel period and the expense of traditional vehicle ownership and maintenance, looking for alternatives to gas-powered transportation makes environmental and economical sense. The Institute for Sustainable Development defines alternative transportation as commuting in ways other than driving, including walking, biking, ride sharing, and public transportation. Aside from […]
In the past, Ski vacations were only enjoyed by affluent individuals. However, because of the affordable packages that are offered by many reputable vacation resorts out there, more and more people get to experience such holiday getaways. One of the best places to go on a skiing vacation is Lapland, Finland. Its snowy countryside is […]
More and more of us are choosing eco-friendly travel destinations for our holidays. We can opt to make our holidays greener by planning trips that are more energy efficient and sustainable than those requiring expensive and polluting air flights or luxury hotels in far flung places. Look closer to home for trips that don’t require flights in areas with great leisure facilities. Think about an eco-friendly holiday in the UK.
After a depressing slowdown, sales of new cars and trucks appear to be on the rebound again in the United States. Automotive consulting firm Polk expects U.S. consumers to buy 15.3 million new cars and trucks in 2013, up 7 percent from the 14.4 million units sold last year. While the trend is being hailed […]
Everyone knows that they can do their part to protect the environment when staying in a hotel by reusing towels, running water less, and refusing daily housekeeping services. Some hotels, however, are going even further when it comes to being green. Did you know that a hotel can create a kilogram of waste per guest […]
A recent study examining which method of transportation is the least harmful to the plan uncovered some surprising results and may change the way that many of us choose to complete long journeys. Previously, travelling by aeroplane was considered to be the most environmentally unfriendly mode of travel, but the study designed by researchers at […]