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Jan.23.2009
Are you one of over 26 million tourists who visit London every year? London Tourism asks visitors to help in the fight against climate change by:        * considering low carbon transport options such as boat or rail         * at hotels, turning down heat and air-conditioning, turning off lights...
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Jan.23.2009
Many San Francisco companies offer guided tours geared to active people who want to see and touch the “green." The most popular guided walk offered by California Nature Tours is called “The Wild Side of Nature,” a four-mile stroll along a paved section of the California Coastal Trail, with...
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Jan.23.2009
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How many times have you been to Hawaii? On your next Hawaiian vacation, consider enriching your experience and contributing to the sustainability of Hawaiian culture, learning about Hawaiian history and environment, and supporting local businesses. Bottom line: rent a hybrid vehicle         shop...
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Mar.13.2008
Los Penasquitos Canyon Trails
Unlike the several other creek valleys that run to the sea out of the coastal mountains in San Diego County, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a rare patch of semi-wilderness where a year-round artesian spring has for about 6,000 years or so provided a ribbon of life. Native Americans were the...
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Feb.03.2008
Renowned author and Anglophile, Bill Bryson, recently addressed the Society of American Travel Writers in Manchester, England, regaling us with jokes and tall tales. He said, "I have made a career out of being a terrible traveler."When asked what he likes about England, he said, "...
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Jan.28.2008
Saudi Arabian women can now stay in hotels without a male companion, according to AP. The government issued notices to hotels asking them to accept lone women as long as they notify a local police station. The Interior Ministry, the Supreme Commission of Tourism, and the Commission for the...
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Jan.13.2008
Heralding the New Year, I conducted my annual wafting of a smoking bundle of sage around the house and office to banish evil spirits that may have been lurking from 2007 and to clear the path for the anticipated gifts of "synchro-destiny" (Deepak C's term). Already the writing gods have...
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