Environmentally Safe Travel
WEST/SOUTHWEST USA ::
For those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or other environmental sensitives, travelling can pose challenges. Here, we've gathered some resources to help you make your travel - and your destinations - as stress-free as possible. While a listing here does not imply endorsement, it does mean we've looked over available information and done our best to present methods of travel or places to stay while you are away from home that address your need and concerns about your immediate environment.
Wouldn't it be great to be able plan a trip without worry about your accommodations? Have you faced the task of finding a motel/hotel room that's not only "non-smoking", but isn't filled with residue from chemical cleaners or perfumed room or carpet deodorizers? Weary of explaining why you need or prefer smoke and chemical-free space? The good news is - more and more accommodations are becoming available where health and diet are prime considerations and space free of chemicals and airborne contaminants is provided as "a matter of course"
We'd appreciate it, if you would share with us, other resources that you have first-hand knowledge of and that you might recommend to a friend. Just drop us a line at harbinger at yellowcanary.com. Thank you and have a great trip!
Search for Green Lodging & Travel
Have a Green Summer: Google has done it again! Another innovative service - this time teamed up with the Earth Day Network.
Maps & video tours of top US vacation spots aimed at introducing the viewer to environmentally friendly activites & and amentities. Also tips on fining plcaes to "travel green" via Google search.
TravelRooms.org, P.O. Box 393, Cornville, Az 86325, email@example.com. A network of people committed to having life-enriching travel experiences.
Smoke Free World: Directory of smokefree dining, entertainment & travel for nonsmokers, people with nonsmoking guests, or smokers who just want a break.
Eco Lodge Cabins: Tourist facilities offering real "eco " lodges and cabins were selected for their strong concern for local environment and dedication to sustainable business practices.
Ecologically Built Hotels & Inns: USA & Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, Asia,
Travel Accommodation Guide for the Chemically Sensitive Person; Green Lodging for the Health Conscious and those who are Sensitive to Chemicals. Breathe easy at vacation and relocation destinations that are healthy for you and the planet. Find a healthy oasis in the Safer Travel Directory, your source for eco travel/green travel/organic travel/sustainable communities. This web site offers a sampling of what's in the paper version of the Safer Travel Directory.
The Natural Place, 1962 NE 5th St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-428-5438. Environmental Residence And Hotel. Individual apartments designed for health-conscious visitors, the environmentally ill, and people with multiple chemical sensitivity looking for an environment that is free of Smoke, Pets, Pesticides, Scented products
Pride and Joy Environmental Resort, 5685 S A1A Highway, South Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, 321-733-7804. For those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Illness, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue; no toxic cleaners, no pesticides, no smoking, no candles, no household chemicals, no scented products.
Pride and Joy Condos - North, 5685 South A1A Highway, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, (321) 409-8233
(321) 725 4883-FAX, firstname.lastname@example.org. Environmentally friendly haven.
Safe Haven Community Housing, P.O. Box 25281, Portland, Oregon 97298, email@example.com. Dedicated to providing a community housing facility for the chemically, electrically and environmentally sensitive in a clean air environment to include rental apartments, a community center, grounds for trailers, tents and organic gardens.
Paca de Paja Bed & Breakfast, 16242 Pinacate, Tucson, Arizona 85736, (520) 822-2065, (888) 326-4588, firstname.lastname@example.org. A small bed and breakfast in a Santa Fe-style strawbale home, nestled in the desert west of Tucson. This owner-built custom home is a showcase for energy efficient, low impact design.
New Life Retreat, RR 4, 453 Dobbie Rd, Lanark, Ontario, K0G 1K0 Canada, (613) 259-3337, Fax:(613) 259-3103, email@example.com. Centre for Wellness and Eco Living offers a nurturing environment through the creation of an atmosphere of a quieter, simpler time on an eco-sustainable 100-acre organic farm in the beautiful Lanark Highlands.
Chanterelle Country Inn and Cottages, 48678 Cabot Trail, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tranquil secluded retreat.
Accommodations provide a "Green Environment", designed for the highly discerning or chemically sensitive traveler. Only organic, fragrance-free facial and bath soaps, cleaners and laundry soap are used. Towels and linens are 100% cotton and top-of-the line Englander® mattresses. Water and space heat are provided by solar power to avoid petro-chemical exposure and airborne contaminants. The inn and cottages are all non-smoking.
Inn: Open May 1 through October 31 (Off-season by appointment). Cottages: Open all year
El Santuario, Baja California Sur, Mexico, US Phone (805) 541-7921, Loreto Phone: (011)-52-613-104-4254, email@example.com, MCS Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers you a unique experience of rest, healing, and exploration on a serene sandy cove where the Baja desert meets the Sea of Cortez.
New Life Retreat, The Green Hotel, Chittaranjan Palace, 2270 Vinoba Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, 570 012, Karnataka, India, Tel: (+91) 821 425 5000, (+91) 821 425 5001, (+91) 821 425 5002, Fax: (+91) 821 251 6139, email@example.com. The Chittaranjan Palace has been lovingly restored as a small hotel. There are extensive gardens, with formal lawns and shaded pergolas fringed by majestic trees. It has been renovated and furnished using traditional Indian crafts. The hotel prides itself on its friendly staff and restful, creative atmosphere. The Green Hotel has been set up as a model of sustainable tourism, by The Charities Advisory Trust, a UK charity. All profits are distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India.
Mysore, the charming town immortalised by RK Narayan in his Malgudi novels, provides an excellent base from which to tour South India. The Western Ghats, the coffee plantations of Coorg, the game reserves of the Nilgris and the Ooty hill station are all within a few hours drive. [Learn more about travel in India]