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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Green Globe Trotting

Pictured here, courtesy of their website, is Nihiwatu; a resort with just 7 huts, on the remote island of Sumba, Indonesia. The most desirable of the list of Conde Nast Traveler magazine's annual Top Dozen Eco-friendly destinations, hotels and outfitters for 2006. For more details, visit nihiwatu.com; doubles, $390.

CNL also highlights:
Natural Habitat Adventures -- NHA offers customized trips to 30 countries, with trip leaders who are all naturalists, (who receive training by World Wildlife Federation scientists, annually). nathab.com 7-day Classic Polar Bear Excursion, $3795/pp.

Aspen Ski Company -- aspensnowmass.com lift tix, $74.
G.A.P. Adventures -- gapadventures.com 18-day Ecuador Experience trip, $645/pp
La Ruta Moskitia -- Honduras. larutomoskkitia.com 8 days, $510-595/pp
El Nido Resorts -- Phillipines. elnidoresorts.com
Tenuta di Spannocchia -- Italy. spannocchia.com
Lenox Hotel -- Boston. lenoxhotel.com doubles: $308-348.
North Island -- Seychelles. north-island.com doubles, $3430 includes meals & dives.
Grootbos Nature Reserve -- South Africa. grootbos.co.za doubles $685, includes meals.
Cruise North Expeditions -- Canada. cruisenorthexpeditions.com 8-day Baffin Adventures, $3895-$4795/pp.
Adventure Life Journeys -- tour operator. adventure-life.com 8-day Costa Rican tour, $1345/per person.

So pack up and tread lightly, as you make your way 'round Mother Earth./m

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