Looks like Thailand’s luxury tropical getaways are getting greener, with Paradee, a five star resort on Thailand’s Samet island leading the way. But if you’re looking for a cultural experience, it might be better to skip the resort, join the Koh Yao Noi’s Homestay Club and stay with the locals.

Green skiers can find out the environmental scorecard of various ski fields around the US over at Ski Area Citizens Coalition.

World Hum discusses The Myth of the Carbon-Neutral Air Traveler

An Air New Zealand Boeing 747 took a biofuel test flight the other day, hoping to discover how a biofuel made from the inedible nuts of the Jatropha plant would stand up to use at the high altitudes and extreme operating conditions required by aviation.

And if you’re looking for somewhere new to go this year, check out this list of the 15 of the Most Exotic Green Travel Destinations. Turns out I won’t have to travel very far – New Zealand is one of the places highlighted on this list. Of course, that doesn’t really surprise me – after all, it was voted best destination in last year’s Responsible Tourism Awards.

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Liz Lewis is a New Zealand based writer who favors wine tasting and food markets over bungy jumping and mountain climbing.