Recently, we looked at books that would be perfect to put inside your backpack (or download to your Kindle) when going on an eco-friendly vacation. But what about books to help you get organized before you fly the friendly skies or hit the road? Try these informative, fun books to prepare for your green getaway.
Written by Alastair Fuad-Luke, a senior lecturer for sustainability topics at University College in the U.K., this 2010 book presents a nice overview of the much-changed travel industry and provides details and suggestions about how to shrink our footprint, whether during our everyday commute or on a major vacation. Also nice is Fuad-Luke’s attention to five different kinds of green vacations, from “chic” to more adventurous.
I’m a big believer in armchair travel and dreaming about all the places I one day hope to experience. Clean Breaks is perfect for engaging your green travel imagination by exploring hundreds of international and eco-friendly, off-the-beaten-trail, adventures. Richard Hammond, Green Travel Correspondent for The Guardian, and former editor of “The Ecologist” join forces on this inspiring and globetrotting collection.
Many steps up from camping in the woods, this eco-guide gets you out of the tents and into some serious pampering. Swanky spas, luxurious restaurants and eco-friendly resorts and hotels make up this 2010 book by Pascal Lanquillon, Tan Mei Zee, and Kate O’Brian. Carbon footprint reduction and other environmental issues are also discussed.
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