Browsing the "Travel" Tag

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My New Favorite Trend: Farming Apprenticeships

While I may have been raised in the heart of Montana farm and ranchland, it wasn’t until just recently (and after a move to the city) that I caught wind of the new trend in farming apprenticeships: volunteering one’s time and energy to do farm work in trade for free room, board and education.  In […]

May 31st

Ten Commandments for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

When it comes to chiseling our emissions profile down to a more respectable and streamlined shape, we are all aware of the usual suspects. You know — those tweakings of lifestyle that are regularly wheeled out, just to add a splash of greenwash to a magazine article. Such actions often don’t seem capable of shifting […]

January 5th

Four Other Eco Bed & Breakfasts (PPB #18)

The Milkweed Mercantile has just opened its doors as a green bed & breakfast over the past few weeks, and I’m really impressed with what they’ve done. The rooms are gorgeous and comfortable, and all named after noted environmentalist (I’m staying in the Wallace Stegner room). And they’ve got a chef who’s spent his time […]

Travel Green Wisconsin: Leading the Nation in Green Travel

While there are some who say we will (or should) travel less in the coming years — and perhaps some of us will — let’s not forget that the travel industry is the second largest industry on this planet after the industrial-military complex. It’s vitally important to many communities, businesses and organizations, ours included. We […]

December 24th

How to “Winterize” Your Bicycle!

For many of us who take environmental protection into our own hands daily, a bicycle is an indispensible part of the dream.  Throw off those winter blues… bicycling can make your winter green! Bicycles are an efficient way to transport yourself daily for a number of reasons.  To me, the most important benefit to using […]

October 19th