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3/7/2013
People are traveling fewer miles in vehicles, suggesting more compact communities whose residents choose walking over driving.    
9/7/2011
From breadlines in the city to hanging clothes to dry, a woman shares memories of her family’s move from Los Angeles to a farm in Oregon during the Great Depression.
6/22/2011
How do you travel, with a family, and maintain some environmental dignity? We recently went exploring in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
1/9/2013
Check out the 2012 Bicycle Travel Award winners selected by Adventure Cycling Association.
10/9/2009
From carbon footprints to added wear and tear on everything from trails to monuments, travel of any kind leaves a mark on the environment. The difficulty of balancing the environmental effects of your travels with a desire to see and appreciate firsthand the natural and manmade marvels of the world isn't an easy task, and is an issue that's inspired a wealth of discussion. What do you think? Would you travel less, or otherwise change the way you travel, in order to protect the environment?
1/11/2013
How does your city rate for bikeability? Check the Bike Score website.
3/5/2014
Catching a cold after flying is common. Find out why plane travelers get sick after flying, and learn how to boost your immunity to avoid post-flight colds and flu.
7/18/2014
Traveling by train is becoming more convenient for bicyclists with the new Amtrak baggage car.
11/21/2011
Tips for driving safely and saving gas during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
10/12/2010
A vast range of eco-hostels are available to book through Hostelbookers, helping you plan a greener trip
3/23/2012
Sometimes being off grid doesn't necessarily mean that you're green.
11/19/2012
Tips on how to travel safely and save gas during the Thanksgiving holiday.
12/7/2011
Cam dressed up as a bunch of blueberries for our local parade, and spoke to a group of university students about peak oil. Never a dull moment....
4/22/2011
Cam considers the environmental implications of different forms of transportation and urges people to stop flying!
3/10/2011
The bad news? Coal-fired power plants are our biggest source of industrial pollution. The good news? Solar grew by 67 percent last year, making it our fastest-growing energy sector.
1/11/2013
Good news for businesses! An Oregon report shows cyclists and walkers spend more than motorists.
10/22/2013
This easy-to-make mosquito-net tent will keep flying critters from bugging you throughout the night.
3/11/2014
Short overnight trips are a great way to introduce your family to bicycle travel.
6/16/2011
Recently my passion for pickles was reignited, burning green, burning bright, and leading me to think constantly about food, even as I'm thinking about bike touring. Pickles led to bread, stew, then fudge (the kind my grandma used to make)...
11/9/2012
Watch this short video to hear how bicycle travel can save small town America.
1/10/2013
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released an updated version of its Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities -- the go-to bicycle infrastructure guide for planners, engineers and contractors.
5/17/2011
Are you up to the 2 Mile Challenge? Sign up and help replace 100,000 car trips with healthy, pollution-free bicycle travel!
12/8/2011
A couple of weeks ago, the Adventure Cycling blog called attention to the Roanoke Mountain Campground's threatened closure via the Blue Ridge Parkway's Draft Management Plan (DMP).
1/10/2013
Recent studies and stories from around the world indicate that bicycle travel of all kinds has increased in popularity. The Adventure Cycling Association lists nine new indicators that bike travel and tourism are booming.
12/21/2009
Taking a bus or a train can be a great green way to reach your vacation destination. We'd like to hear more about your bus or train travels and what you liked, or didn't like, about the experience. Share your story here!
4/21/2011
Inspiring video by two female bicycle travelers crossing borders, making friends, and documenting the human effort to keep the natural world connected despite our nation state boundaries.
5/24/2011
With the summer fast approaching, it’s time to make those last minute vacation plans! Plan your trip using SustainableTrip.org to find tourism businesses that conservce the environment and support local communities!
9/8/2014
Come early or spend a few days after the three days of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania this September 12 – 14, 2014. Less than 30 miles from Seven Springs Mountain Resort, there’s an ecotourism adventure to be had.
8/7/2014
Asheville has a long history of attracting people searching for a tranquil place for personal retreats and wellness. For Day 3, it’s time to chill, revitalize ourselves and do some rebalancing of our mind, body and spirit on a health and wellness tour.
8/20/2014
Transportation in the U.S. is responsible for high levels of carbon emissions. Simply by changing habits and adopting more eco-friendly methods of getting from A to B will help both the environment and overall health.
1/29/2013
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
2/17/2013
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
1/13/2012
There are small things that any city -- large, medium, or small -- can do to become more bike-travel friendly. Minneapolis is a great case study -- a place that many other communities can aspire to emulate.
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.


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