Whether we’re working in San Francisco or New York, at offMetro.com, we often find ourselves dreaming of sun, sand, and bath-temperature seas. We recently flew (yes flew, but we offset our carbon footprint; $23 to ameliorate the 4,000 lbs of CO2 emitted) to the Hawaiian island of Maui, where we discovered a dynamic range of comforts, eco-friendly eats, activities, and accommodations that can be enjoyed amidst the breathtaking beauty of the
Thailand’s “City of Angels” packs over nine million residents into 600 square miles. Side saddling high schoolers and entire families moped through the streets, weaving past taxis, trucks and tuk-tuks. It’s a chaotic town, yet somewhere between the traffic, mega-malls and sleepless street vendors, Bangkok can offer serenity, a vibrant arts scene, and flashes of an eco-conscious culture. From where to eat, cook, sleep, shop, bike for free, and be
With summer still months away, the New York winter can feel like an endless barrage of snowy, wet, windy weather. The antidote? A truly car-free romantic, tropical getaway to beat those cold winter blues. Bermuda’s year-round mild climate, miles of secluded coves, pink sandy beaches, and close proximity to New York, make it a perfect long-weekend retreat. So it was a pleasure to discover Bermuda’s naturally green-leaning laws and lifestyle.
Beautiful beach towns are a dime a dozen in Florida. In Sarasota, you will find a coastal haven coupled with an artist’s soul. You can spend the morning seaside, basking in the sunshine, before you ditch the bikini and view a world-class collection of paintings by the Old Masters. When the sun goes down, continue your cultural refresher course as you choose between a night at the opera, ballet, symphony
Mention you’re headed on a vacation to Normandy and images of the historic D-Day invasion of the lower Normandy region come to mind, but think again. Upper Normandy, with its pristine beaches, breath-taking cliffs and verdant hills, offers the eco-conscious traveler French culture, delicious local food, and a bounty of outdoor adventures. Etretat: Your Perfect Home Base The quaint fishing village of Etretat, nestled between two cliffs along The Alabaster
“This is not normal,” my friend Katharina said with a flick of her bike bell. “Stopping!” We were in Copenhagen, halfway across the Dronning Louises Bridge, where 35,000 people pedal to and fro every day. Off to the side, we stood straddling our stadsfiets, hearts pounding, as hundreds of helmet-less cyclists in protected lanes whirred by automobiles, looking totally relaxed on their way to work. No wonder the Danes are
While Paris has pedestrian-packed streets and a well-developed Metro system, most Parisians will tell you that they are slow to warm to the idea of environmental conservation. But traveling to this beautiful city doesn’t have to incur a negative impact on our planet. As I discovered, ecologically-minded New York travelers no longer have to compromise integrity to take a romantic vacation to the City of Lights. From your plane ride