Arctic Blue Resort: Finland eco-hotel to charge guests based on the carbon footprint of their stay

A new eco-hotel in Finland is set to charge its guests based on the carbon footprint of their stay. Arctic Blue Resort, which opens in the small city of Kontiolahti in 2022, will be the world’s first resort where the price is emission-based – meaning the smaller the guest’s environmental impact, the less they pay. Visitors of the resort can influence the cost for example … Continue reading Arctic Blue Resort: Finland eco-hotel to charge guests based on the carbon footprint of their stay

Sustainable Stays: Arctic Bath, Sweden

A new floating hotel and spa in the Arctic that floats in warm weather and freezes into the ice when temperatures cool is set to open in the heart of Swedish Lapland in January 2020. Built on the water, Arctic Bath is located on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland, around 31miles south of the Arctic Circle. Situated under … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Arctic Bath, Sweden

Sustainable Stays: Otentic Eco Tent Experience, Mauritius

Mauritius – with its turquoise waters, lush forests, pristine sandy beaches and wildlife – is, like its fellow Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles, well known as a honeymoon destination. In recent times, there has been a small but growing push towards sustainable tourism initiatives on the island appealing to eco-conscious travellers looking to experience the stunning island. A perfect place to … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Otentic Eco Tent Experience, Mauritius

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Colorado, USA

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 19. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Colorado Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is a rustic destination for those seeking a natural-based spa, rugged mountain treks, … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Colorado, USA

Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Those searching for a sustainable vacation in Scandanavia may want to consider Lidö, an island in the northern part of the Swedish Archipelago off the coast of Helsinki, otherwise known as Zero Island. The tourist-friendly island, which managed to go completely carbon neutral in one year, aims to educate people on the value of making sustainable choices. It is a project designed to showcase the … Continue reading Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Travalyst: Travel companies commit to supporting local people and helping tourists make sustainable choices

Travel companies are to use their platforms to help tourists make more sustainable choices when booking trips. Travalyst is a bold new global initiative founded by Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa, with the ambition to change the impact of travel, for good. Launched in partnership with The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, Travalyst aims to protect the environment from rising international travel while allowing … Continue reading Travalyst: Travel companies commit to supporting local people and helping tourists make sustainable choices

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 18. The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal Nepal’s Pokhara is known as the gateway to the world famous treks in and around the Annapurna mountain range and beyond. Closeby but far enough away to escape the hustle-and-bustle … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

Varese Ligure, a small medieval town located in the Liguria region of Italy, is known to its inhabitants as the “circular village”. The unique circular layout of the town – hence the name Borgo Rotondo –  with its round central piazza and small castle is also home to picturesque medieval houses with charming pastel facades. But the accolades do not stop there, for this rural … Continue reading Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

Slow Cabins: Off-grid cabins pop-up in secret Belgium countryside locations to help guests connect with nature

Sustainable cabins in secret locations, otherwise known as Slow Cabins, are popping up outside the city of Belgium in a bid to help people connect with nature. Each cabin, built using eco-friendly materials with wooden interiors, is off-grid and self-sufficient through the use of solar panels, a filtered rainwater system and ecological dry-toilet. There are cabins of two kinds to suit individuals, couples and families. … Continue reading Slow Cabins: Off-grid cabins pop-up in secret Belgium countryside locations to help guests connect with nature

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 17. Atlas Kasbah, Morocco Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir, famed for its beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean, is by-and-large a resort destination. Located in the foothills of the the Anti-Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, as … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco