Today’s Solutions: October 26, 2021

Travel

Learn how to make your holidays more sustainable, and read the latest news around ecotourism, ethical travel, and journeys built around sustainability

Medellín aspires to become Latin America's first "eco-city"

Medellín, Colombia has proven to the world that it is a city capable of transformation. Only three decades ago, it was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. However, by investing in their low-income communities, transportation infrastructure, education, technology, tourism, and Read More...

Need a laugh? Check out this year’s comedy wildlife photography finalists

Between the pandemic and climate disasters, summer 2021 hasn’t been easy, but humor is a powerful tool for helping us through tough times. Fortunately, the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are here just in time to lift our spirits with some of the best comedic relief nature has to Read More...

This bicycle library boosts inexperienced cyclers' confidence in London

As the gravity of the climate crisis becomes more apparent, governments are setting goals to reduce the carbon emissions of their countries and states through a variety of means. The UK, for instance, aims to have at least half of all journeys in towns and cities be cycled or walked by the year Read More...

Tourists in Spain will soon be able to rate how hotels treat their staff

Thanks to Las Kellys, Spain’s chambermaids’ organization, tourists booking accommodations in any city in the country will soon be able to rate their stay based on location, cleanliness, hospitality, and how the staff gets treated. The organization is setting up its own platform after failing Read More...

Get the most out of autumn with this foliage map

If the pandemic put a pause on your fall travel plans and you're a reader who logs in from somewhere in the US, you’re fortunate enough to belong to a vast country that puts on a spectacular show in the autumn. Perhaps you don’t get to jet off to your dream vacation, but this fall, consider Read More...

14 Practical ways you can fight climate change

The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made it clear that human activity has created a “code red for humanity,” and we must act now if we are to prevent the global temperature from rising to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels and ensure that Read More...

Snorkelers discover record-breaking coral in Great Barrier Reef

A group of snorkelers in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef discovered a true treasure during a dive last week. While swimming off the coast of Goolboodi island in Queensland’s Palm Island Group, they stumbled across a coral measuring 17.4 feet (5.3 meters) tall and 34.1 feet (10.4 meters) Read More...

Celebrate the National Parks Service’s birthday with free admissions

Today, August 25, 2021, marks the 105th birthday of the National Parks Service (NPS), and to celebrate, the NPS is offering free admission to all 423 US National Parks, including trails and monuments, spanning 50 states as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 105 Read More...

This plant hotel will take care of your leafy friends while you’re away

If, like us, you are a plant enthusiast, you’re probably worried whether your botanical friends will survive while you’re away on holiday. In a bid to put such worries to rest, an online plant shop has come up with a remarkable initiative — a hotel created exclusively for houseplants, where Read More...

Lifeguard dogs successfully rescue 14 struggling swimmers in Italy

In the peak of summer in Italy, when swimmers flock to the beaches and lakes, the lifeguards keeping everyone safe bring in some much-needed assistants who are masters of dog paddling — something that shouldn’t come as a surprise since they are, well, dogs. That’s right, in Italy, an elite Read More...