Imagine visiting the Aguila de Osa, a combination of relaxation and wildlife adventures in Costa Rica’s lush rainforests by spending the week in a luxurious treetop hideaway. Special features include sustainable cuisine from local sources, repurposed materials and well-planned design. For example, many rooms have East-facing windows to capitalize on sunlight and reduce electricity costs. Other perks include rooftop gardens, — both for food and insulation — recycled water and solar panels.
With the renewed interest in environmentalism and sustainable enterprises, it only makes sense that eco-friendly, or eco-hotels, are coming into vogue. These hotels and hideaways offer guests luxurious amenities, incomparable views and unforgettable experiences.
Although this trend is tied to eco-tourism, these sustainable abodes are in a category all their own. The conscious traveler can luxuriate in world-class accommodations with a minimal impact or rest in a modernized treetop inn.
Unlike ordinary hotels, eco-hotels have the privilege of blending in with nature and often are located in national parks or scenic locations. For instance, the Swedish Treehotel provides guests with accommodations atop the country’s most scenic trees.
While price and location limits eco-hotels’ clientele, this trend seems to be spreading faster than wildflowers. Adventurous and eco-minded travelers can use search engines, such as Eco Hotels of the World to find the best accommodations at their destination.
As spring comes around in full force, people opt for a lighter coat that can protect them from the wind and rain of the season. In the beginning, there are still cold days to get through, but, as the weather shifts, it becomes more unpredictable with bouts of rain and sunshine. This unpredictable weather can make it hard to know how to dress properly, but it’s always a safe bet to own a couple light and versatile jackets to get through the season. Lightweight coats don’t need to be expensive to be effective. Many buyers will opt to buy less expensive coats because they don’t get used often. However, any coat purchased for spring weather will also be useful in the fall.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Contrary to popular belief, corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish meal. This was what the Irish in America ate because it was all they could afford at the time. From this, it evolved into the staple meal of Irish holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. While it is still a great meal to eat and is relevant, for those looking to have an authentic Irish feast, there are some more traditional dishes.