8 Simple Healthy and Green Travel Tips

This is the year your going to do it, right? You’ve saved, you picked the place and you’ve even set a date. But you want to travel as green as possible as it will save you money while also being nice to mother nature. Well, here are a few easy tips t help you get to your exotic destination, the healthy and eco way!...more

Why I Cycled to the End of the World

I get asked a lot of questions when people find out I rode my bike from Alaska to Argentina.  How did it happen?  How is it that a 50-year-old wife, mother, and schoolteacher ended up cycling to the ends of the earth?  Indeed, why did I – mom, wife, schoolteacher, ordinary woman complete with an extra 40 pounds and twin skin – cycle from Alaska to Argentina with my family?  It’s kind of… well, shall we say – not the typical path through motherhood?...more
I'd LOVE to hear more about your travels, how you were able to afford this "career vacation", ...more

10 Things You Can Do or Bring to Make Your BlogHer '10 Greener

If you’re nothing like me, you’re already packing for BlogHer10, or at least making a list of things to remember to bring. (I always toss everything into my suitcase the night before and pray.) I’m here to remind you to bring a few items that can make your trip a little greener. Yes, it’s true that BlogHer has done a lot of work to ensure the conference is as eco-friendly as possible. (Read all about BlogHer10′s Green Initiatives.) But providing for the needs of 2,000 attendees is a monumental task, and the organizers can’t do it all. That’s where personal responsibility comes in. ...more

I did not attend the conference but still found your post very helpful....I can certainly use ...more

Be Green, Get Lean: The Secret Benefits of Mass Transit

Want to drop a size or two without changing your diet or putting in more hours at the gym? Start taking public transit! ...more

Few facts...

New York is distinguished from all other American cities by its use of public ...more

Vacationing at Home & Need Your Suggestions

Aside from attending BlogHer in Chicago this year (getting more and more excited!) I'll be spending my vacation this summer at home, playing with my kitties, blogging, seeing a movie or two with my husband, and hopefully harvesting a few tomatoes from my sad little front yard garden.  Basically, the same things I do every weekend.  Unless I can come up with some creative ideas.  Can you help? ...more

@Crankycakes -- great lineup.  Can you say more about official Adventure Day?  What does that ...more

Greener travel IS possible

Whether it's a family vacation or a trip to BlogHer, summer travel usually involves planes, trains or automobiles -- not to mention stays in often-wasteful hotels, food that's not necessarily sustainable and lots and lots of disposable conveniences. But eco-friendlier travel choices do exist, and BlogHer's green bloggers are sharing their wisdom: ...more

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Why I'm not taking the train to BlogHer '09 -- but wish I were

When I was planning for the last Blogher conference in Chicago in 2007, I had a bunch of people ask why I wasn't taking the train (answer: It took too long). This year, thanks to a new study, no one's asked me the train question -- yet. ...more

When you come out of Union Station and cross the street (North side of the station) ...more

Take a vacation, but skip the waste!

For many of us, it's not hard to reduce waste at home. We've got our recycling systems in place, our reusable bags handy for shopping and we know what restaurants and stores are the most environmentally-friendly. Not so easy when traveling, right? And yet we don't have to drown in a sea of our own waste every time we leave the comfort of home. It just takes the desire to travel lightly on the planet and a little bit of planning ahead. ...more

I can't give up my corner Chinese take out, but I can give up the plastic bag (done) and even ...more

Travel light to save money, time, energy, and the environment

Packed for Blogher ‘09 yet? Okay, it’s a little early for that — but not too early for pre-packing tips. Think ahead to pack light, and you’ll save money, time, energy, the environment — and your back! ...more

Green & easy airport travel

If you're flying to BlogHer '09, you've probably already bought your round trip ticket to Chicago -- and thus committed to spewing a lot of carbon by taking that flight. No I'm not judging -- I'm flying too, and later this month, I'll write about greening flights as much as possible. But this post's about greening pre-flight! ...more