Travel Information




Bookstore Tourism: This guidebook  encourages booklovers around the country to organize day-trips and literary outings to cities and towns with interesting, fun and unique bookstores that people in their own communities may not be able to visit regularly. Sort of a Healthy Highways of the mind.

NEW Find over 750 places for a dip in the U.S. and Canada (BC only). Swimming holes, hot springs, rivers, creeks, springs, beaches, and  waterfalls. Lots of excellent natural travel resources too.

 Find farmers’ markets in the U.S.

Green Apple Guide. Great NYC resource. Save more than $2,000 on healthy living options in NYC.

Festival Fun: Online information about festivals and events throughout the U.S.

More Festival Fun: Worldwide listing of festivals dedicated to art, crafts, music, culture, sports, and more.

Quirky America: Museums, festivals and destinations on the fringes of mainstream tourism.

Discover the World: Worldwide events listed by topic, location and time.

Green Map System: A global eco-cultural site pointing out the natural sites and culturally significant places in urban areas.

Swimmer’s Guide: International directory of full-size, year-round swimming pools open to the public.

Yoga Finder: Find a yoga class, retreat center or event.

Baseball enthusiasts: while on the road or for planning a trip around the sport, see


Horseback Riders find stables and riding opportunities world wide at


Skiing is far from an environmentally-friendly pursuit, but it is possible to ski greener with the help of


Entertain the Family en Route: with some old-fashioned traveling games to keep everyone busy. 


Conversation Cafes: An ideal way to plug into the local scene. Hotline for Washington State only 206-781-5700.

Recreation Ideas from the U.S. Governent All kinds of information for travelers, from recreational activities to weather maps.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: National network of public recreational trails from former rail lines. 202-331-9696

The National Park Service: 202-208-6843

Alaska 907-644-3510    Northeast 215-597-7013    Midwest 402-221-3471    Southeast 404-562-3100    Capital Area 202-619-7222    Pacific West 510-817-1300    Intermountain 303-969-2500

State and Local Governments On The Net: All state, county and local town websites.

New York City Goes Green: A “green” map of the city and other Information on farmer’s markets, environmental activities, resources and other cool stuff.



NEW Environmental Hotels: Find hotels with an environmental viewpoint. (713-789-8889) and

Wheechair Accessable Hotels:

Athletic Minded Traveler: This book recommends the best hotels, health clubs, lap pools, and running routes in 78 of the nation’s most popular travel destinations.

Vegetarian Vacations: Find vegetarian lodgings at

 Sleep In Airports: For travellers who are on a budget, why not consider sleeping in an airport?  Many airports, according to this site, are actually better than local lodging.

Reserve America: Online camping reservations for federal, state and private campgrounds.

RV Travel: Information about RV campgrounds and more.

Hostelling International-USA: Find hostels, educational programs and other travel advice. 301-495-1240

National Recreation Reservations Service: Accommodations for federal campgrounds only. 877-444-6777

Chemically Sensitive Travel Accommodation Guide.   Safer Travel Directory

For a comprehensive list of vegetarian travel sites, including tours, accommodations and travel agents, see


Green Earth Travel specializes in arranging vegetarian vacations of all kinds and the website has valuable links to vegetarian-friendly lodgings, spas, travel discounts, resources, and more.



Disability Travel and Recreation Resources:

Find public restrooms using a free travel guide written by travel expert Arthur Frommer. Order at



Air Travel

 Website devoted to the the ins and outs of bidding on

Vegetarian and vegan entrées. Ratings of ten top airlines from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Everything pertaining to airline

Federal Aviation Administration airline safety, alerts and advisories.

Find the best seats on the plane for your trip.

Auto Transport

NEW Carbon offset program for drivers.

All about hybrid cars.

ACEEE’s Green Book Online. Ratings for auto efficiency.

An excellent book on building cars for the future. Forward Drive : The Race to Build “Clean” Cars for the Future

Find the best gas prices en route. In the U.S. and Canada http:/ U.S. only

Rail Travel

Railroad travel Information. The Association of Rail Travel in the US (RUTUS). 847-433-0731



Traveling with Pets: Dog-friendly lodgings, restaurants, beaches, attractions, and more. 877-475-2275

More Traveling Pets: Lodging, travel tips, emergency vets, people’s forum, and more. 845-297-5150



Weather: Current weather or 5-day forecast for anywhere in the U.S.

Road Closures: Information on road closures due to construction, weather, road conditions, traffic, etc. From the Federal Highway Administration.

 Road & Weather Conditions: Comprehensive information throughout the U.S.





National Public Radio: Find public radio stations for your trip.

Modem-friendly RV Parks:

WiFi at RV parks:



I am a vegetarian: Useful phrases in dozens of languages.

Raw Food Enthusiasts: Find local raw food potlucks. State-by-state listings.



Worldwide directory of tourism offices.

Passport and visa info and applications.

U.S. Department of State. Information on living and traveling abroad.

American Passport Service. Expedited passport and visa service.

U.S. Department of State. International travel warnings.

U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

All kinds of health info for travelers.

Monetary exchange rates and currency converter.

World time clock, dateline and more.

Ecotours: A human edited, non-biased directory of Ecotours and Operators providing travelers with a list of organisations in order to help plan their next ecotourism experience.

Sustainable Travel International provides factual information and tangible programs so you can do more than think about traveling responsibly.

Blue Ventures, based in London, coordinates expeditions of scientists and  volunteers to carry out research, environmental awareness and conservation programs at threatened marine habitats around the world. 44-20-8341-9819


Earthwatch matches volunteers with research projects worldwide geared to preserving the environment. 800-776-0188


The Nature Conservancy organizes trips that enable travelers to connect with the natural world, learn about local conservation efforts and enjoy some of the world’s still relatively undeveloped landscapes. 703-841-5300


Seacology works to protect the endangered biodiversity of islands throughout the world and runs trips to the island communities they work with. 510-559-3505


The Sierra Club runs environmentally-oriented outings in the U.S. and abroad for adventurers, activists, families, seniors and more. 415-977-5522


Skiing is far from an environmentally-friendly pursuit, but it is possible to ski greener with the help of


The International Ecotourism Society’s Web site is another good resource for eco-friendly travel advice.



For Ecological, Humanitarian or Educational Travel opportunities at



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