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- Traveling sustainably involves choosing a low-impact mode of transportation and much more, but start out small by buying sustainable luggage.
Ongoing Protests Across Peru Close Off Machu Picchu to TouristsAnti-government protests across Peru resulted in the closing of Machu Picchu — while people were visiting. Here's what happened.
Natural Hot Springs Around the World — Instead of “Hot Potting” at YellowstoneWhile you've likely heard of the dangerous trend of "hot potting" consider opting for these natural hot springs around the world instead.
These National Parks Are Even More Beautiful In the Winter Than in the SummerThere are national parks all over the U.S., and they are just as much fun in the winter as they are in the summer. Here are the best ones to visit.
Are Steam Cars Dangerous? Jay Leno Is Recovering From Injuries Following Serious AccidentWhat is a steam car? Former 'Tonight Show' host, Jay Leno, is recovering from serious burns following an accident in one of his steam-powered vehicles.
Surfing Lake Michigan: One of the Most Adventurous Fall ActivitiesSurfing Lake Michigan is a popular fall activity. The Great Lakes surfing experience is an intense one though, with freezing temperatures and strong currents.
Looking to Hit the Trails? Here Are 5 of the Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.This list of the best fall hikes in the U.S. is perfect if you’re looking to hit the trail and see some colorful foliage. Hiking is a fun fall activity and a great way to exercise!
Want to Hike Mount Everest for Free? Good Luck! Inside the Attraction’s Full CostMount Everest is one of the most renowned hiking attractions in the world. But, if you want to climb it, it's going to cost you a hefty price.
7 Stunning Fall Foliage Destinations in the U.S.The U.S. is full of some of the best places to see fall foliage. From national parks to small towns, there’s a place for everyone!
Everything You Need to Know About Season 4 of 'Hiking With Kevin''Hiking With Kevin' is a popular web series hosted by Kevin Nealon, a former SNL cast member. Season 4 premieres on Oct. 27 on YouTube.
Bringing a Dog Hiking? Here’s What You Should Know BeforehandIf you're contemplating bringing your dog hiking, there are a few important things you should know before you go.
Travel in Style and Sans the Cruelty, to These Luxury Vegan ResortsRegardless of where you're headed, there are tons of vegan resorts around the world that we're absolutely dying to visit.
Bahamas’ Famous Pig Island Is Super Popular — But Is It Ethical?The Bahamas' Exuma Cays are incredibly popular destination for its photogenic beaches, blue waters, and its swimming pigs. But is it ethical?
Arizona’s “Chocolate Waterfall” Is a Seasonal Spectacle Heavily Impacted by Climate ChangeNow is the best time to check out Arizona's "chocolate waterfall" aka Chocolate Falls, which is nicknamed for its resemblance to the iconic 'Willy Wonka' scene.
Swifties Can’t Shake Off Disappointment in the Singer’s Exorbitant Private Jet EmissionsAlthough Taylor Swift markets herself as an eco-conscious star, fans can't shake off their disappointment in her high private jet emissions.
Dutch Airline KLM Sued by Environmentalists for Alleged GreenwashingKLM, a Dutch airline company, was recently sued by environmentalists for alleged greenwashing — here's what you need to know about the case.
The Least Visited National Parks in 2021, if You’re Looking To Avoid Big CrowdsWhether you're looking to avoid big crowds or simply try something new, we've rounded up the least visited national parks in the U.S.
Single-Use Plastics Have Officially Been Banned at National ParksThe U.S. Interior Department has announced plans to phase out single-use plastics at its facilities by 2032, which is a major environmental feat.
These Luxurious, Eco-Friendly Trips Are a Wanderlust DreamWhat is luxury ecotourism? With summer just a few weeks away, travel planning is on the rise, and these sustainable resorts and trips look amazing.
Are Helicopters Eco-Friendly? Their Carbon Emissions Speak for ThemselvesAre helicopters eco-friendly? And how do their fuel emissions compare to planes? Here's what you need to know about this mode of travel.
These Are the Most Eco-Friendly Airlines, for a Lower Impact TripAre you looking to reduce your impact? Check out the most eco-friendly airlines, which are making an effort to create more sustainable travel options.
Scientists Follow the "Underwater Yellow Brick Road," Discovered on the Pacific Ocean FloorScientists recently discovered what largely resembles the 'Wizard of Oz' yellow brick road underwater — but what is it actually?
Coastal Areas Have Been a Focus of Conservation Efforts For Some Time Now — Why?Why are coastal areas a focus of conservation? What's the difference between conservation and restoration? What's wrong with the coastline?
Your Chances of Spotting the Northern Lights in the Next Three Years Are IncreasingWhy are the Northern Lights becoming more visible? The aurora borealis were once only visible in the north, but they are spreading to wider skies.
Exploring the Best and Less-Than-Magical Plant-Based Options at Disney World's Magic KingdomIs the vegan food at Disney World's Magic Kingdom less than "magical"? 'Green Matters' breaks down the best plant-based options in the park.
Where to See the Northern Lights in the U.S., for the Ultimate Light ShowIf you're looking to see a natural light show, the Northern Lights — aka the aurora borealis — will be visible in these U.S. states this week.
Waterfalls, Hot Springs, and Arches, Oh My! Our Favorite Hikes in the U.S. That Are NOT in National ParksFrom gorgeous waterfalls to colorful rock formations, check out the best hikes in the United States that are NOT in national parks.
Ring in Spring With These Breathtaking Cherry Blossom FestivalsWhether you're looking to travel or tune into live web cam footage, here are a few cherry blossom festivals around the world you won't want to miss.
Sustainable Spring Break Must-Haves to Pack on Your Upcoming Trip in ParadiseFrom reef-friendly sunscreen to sustainable sunglasses, check out our favorite spring break products to pack on your upcoming getaway.
If You’re Getting Into Rock Climbing, Eco-Friendly Gear Is EssentialIf you're delving into the vast world of rock climbing, obtaining safe gear is essential — here's how to make sure your hobby is sustainable.
From Breathtaking Views to Over-the-Top Amenities — Check out These Unique Airbnb Treehouses in the U.S.From breathtaking views to over-the-top amenities, check out the best and most unique Airbnb treehouses in the United States.
10 Eco-Friendly Swimsuit Brands for All Shapes and SizesIf you're dreaming of warmer weather and days at the beach, here are 10 of our favorite eco-friendly bathing suit brands to consider for summer 2022.
Commemorate National Hiking Day on Instagram With These Caption IdeasNational Hiking Day is coming up on Nov. 17, so if you were planning to commemorate the day on social media, consider using these Instagram captions.
Some of the Coolest Destinations For Fall Foliage, That Are Accessible by TrainIf you're excited about fall foliage, there are so many incredible leaf peeping destinations out there — and many are accessible via Amtrak!
Parts of Paris Lowered Speed Limits to Cut Down on Pollution and NoiseHow is Paris' lower speed limit preventing pollution? The European metropolitan area is reducing pollution by lowering speed limits to under 20 mph.
This New England Hotel Is One of the Most Sustainable in the Country (Exclusive)On behalf of Chevrolet, I stayed in one of the most sustainable hotels across the country, and spoke to the hospitality manager about its practices.
Thousands in Philippines Forced to Evacuate After Volcano Erupts AshOn Thursday, July 1, thousands of families in the Batangas province of the Philippines were evacuated after Taal Volcano erupted ash three times.
Southern Ocean Officially Recognized as the Fifth Ocean of the WorldAfter the Southern Sea, which surrounds Antarctica, was officially recognized as one of the world's oceans, there are now five instead of four.
Darwin's Arch in the Galápagos Islands Has Collapsed, Leaving Locals DevastatedDarwin's Arch is a famous landmark in the Galápagos Islands, and unfortunately, the unusual structure has collapsed — here's what we know.
$43 Million Galápagos Rewilding Project Launched by Leonardo DiCaprio and ConservationistsActor Leonardo DiCaprio and other conservation organizations are funding a $43 million project to restore habitats in the Galápagos Islands.
Lake Tahoe Volunteers Removed 200 Pounds of Trash in One Day, AloneLake Tahoe, Calif., is one of the U.S.'s most gorgeous natural areas, but the NoCal destination is littered with trash. Here's how to help.
Rest Your Head in These U.S. Eco-Friendly Airbnbs During Your 2021 TravelsAs travel is becoming increasingly safer, you may be planning some trips — here are eco-friendly Airbnbs to stay at amid your travels.
What to Know About Ben Lecomte, the Subject of 'The Swim' on Discovery+Who is Ben Lecomte from 'The Swim' on Discovery+? He documented a six-month swim across the Pacific Ocean and noted the effects of climate change.
What Is Flight Shaming, and How Is It Impacting the Aviation Industry?Air travel is taking a bit of a nosedive thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but how does flight shame factor into this equation for the travel industry?
Will Neom's "The Line" Be the Sustainable City of the Future?The Line is making headlines these days, but is this self-professed “sustainable city” a viable vision of the future or just another impossible dream?
Why Did Big Sur's Iconic Stretch of Highway 1 Collapse? Climate Change May Be to BlameAfter a massive winter storm blew through the state of California, Big Sur's stretch of Highway 1 collapsed — here's why experts believe it happened.
200 Feared Dead After Uttarakhand's Chamoli Glacier Burst in IndiaWhat caused Uttarakhand's Chamoli glacier to burst? India suffered a catastrophic glacier explosion, which injured and potentially killed hundreds.
What Causes Yosemite's Annual Firefall, and How to See the 2021 PhenomenonWhat causes Yosemite's Firefall? The 2021 Firefall is currently happening and is open to visitors, but this year, the park is requiring reservations.
Parts of Norway Can Sometimes Get up to 24 Hours of Sunlight — Here's WhyWhy does Norway have 24 hours of light? Depending on the time of year, a natural phenomenon called the midnight sun results in 24 hour daylight.
The Do's and Don'ts of Going on a Safari — What to Know Before Your TripIs going on a safari ethical? Although exploring the habitat of wild animals is enticing, there are a few things you should note beforehand.