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Living in London Like A Local: Cuckooz

By Daniela Christiansson I love London. The diversity of the people, the huge open parks, and the palpable buzz make this city a favourite for many travellers. The thing is, it’s such a sprawling metropolis full of so many…

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How To Be A More Sustainable Traveler

By Frances Stacey As we have become more eco-conscious as a society, travelling becomes trickier. Nowadays it’s common to hop on a plane for work related obligations or to see friends or family who live abroad. But these actions come…

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Welcome to the Jungle: Sustainable Singapore

By Arwa Lodhi Smoking in public, chewing gum, spitting in public, and littering – these are just a few of Singapore’s strict laws that were created to keep the streets clean. But Singapore has made enormous efforts to go…

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5 Of the UK’s Greenest Cities

By Diane Small Given the dedication to the environment by Scandinavian countries, it’s no surprise that England is often referred to as ‘the dirty old man’ of Europe. Indeed, England is pretty far behind the likes of Austria, Sweden,…

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Serenely Green: Eco Friendly Venice

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi When you think of la Serenissima (Italian for “the most serene”), the history and enchantment is overwhelming. The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, considered the hub…

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How to Do New Year’s Eve in London

By Chere Di Boscio In my own personal experience, Paris is officially the world’s most boring city at New Year’s Eve. There are no fireworks, no huge parties, and not much happening at all in the streets. On the…

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London’s Greenest Area: Primrose Hill

By Chere Di Boscio It’s arguably London’s most fashionable neighbourhood, whose residents have included Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani and Lily Allen. Currently, Eva Green, Daisy Lowe, Eliza Doolittle and Laura Stone live here, and even…

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Six Super Sustainable Cities to Visit

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Although eco-tourism is usually associated with visiting areas of endangered natural flora and fauna, sustainable cities are now providing a solid eco-tourism alternative, and also act as a model for other urban centres to follow. With…

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Beyond Disneyland: Orange County Goes Green

By Chere Di Boscio When you think of Orange County, California, the first things that probably pop into mind are Disneyland and the hit TV shows The OC and the Real Housewives of Orange County. But beyond the glitz and…

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It’s Hip to Be Square: Qbic Hotel, London

By Katrine Carstens For a city so full of diversity, London has very few eco-accommodation options indeed. Eluxe Magazine has covered the city’s most lauded hotel, One Aldwych, and some of the bigger chains, like Raddisson, have some properties…

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Eco Eccentric: Hotel Eclat Beijing

By Diane Small It may be best known for its smog, overcrowding and pollution, but Beijing is trying to turn its bad reputation around with the introduction luxury art hotel that is revolutionising sustainable travel in China.   Located…

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Imperial Grandeur: ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi

By Chere Di Boscio What defines excellence in a hotel? Some would say it’s the service. Others would say it’s the interiors. We say it’s a combination of these, with an extra element–sustainability. The ITC Maurya in New Delhi…

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Scottish Spring: Eco Friendly Glasgow

By Katrine Carstens Once a prime engine of the English empire, Glasgow spiralled into grime and despair as the glory of colonial Britain faded into grey. Lately however, with a foot firmly on the accelerator of progress, the city…

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Eco in the City: London Bridge Hotel

By Chere Di Boscio Big cities are not considered ‘eco-destinations’ by most, but compared to some brand-new ‘green’ hotels built on virgin land in exotic locales, existing properties in European cities can indeed be eco-friendly. Take the London Bridge…

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Paris: We Love Green

By Franziska Furst It’s the most visited city in the world, but Paris is not usually reputed to be as eco-friendly as other cities found in its European neighbours, Sweden, Austria or Germany. For one weekend in the autumn,…

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Getting Eco in Etruria, Italy

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Etruria, the ancient area in Central Italy located between the regions of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, has always been a trendsetter. For example, in ancient times the Greeks imported their Olympian Gods, Latin alphabet, agricultural…

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Welcome to Eco Street, Milan

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Since it was greatly destroyed during World War II , Milan has rebuilt itself into a thriving cosmopolitan financial capital, and has become one of the world’s most important fashion spots. Home to Dolce &…

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As Good As It Gets: One Aldwych

London’s First Eco Hotel By Chere Di Boscio With its diesel spewing taxis, polluted river and masses of cheap junk food, London is not likely at the top of anyone’s list as an eco-friendly travel destination. But a certain…