Green + Eco-Travel

Clean Getaways

by Sarah Tuff

If we hear about another "staycation" idea, we're going to lose it. The only thing more depressing than the price of gas and plane tickets is dolling up the bathroom with Aveda products and sending ersatz postcards. But taking a real vacation isn't that hard—or expensive. We've designed 12 trips that get you worlds away by only going a few miles—and don't burn up a lot of fossil fuels. Don't think you can go whitewater rafting, take the kids to a dude ranch, or spy on bald eagles without boarding a plane or settling in for a long car ride? You can, especially if you take advantage of public transportation (hey, your tax dollars fund them anyway) and other alternate forms of travel. So get out there—and don't forget to send us a postcard.

Published August 2008

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