Surveys by the International Ecotourism Society reveal that more than three-quarters of American travelers feel it is important not to damage the environment they are visiting. Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in Spain helps travelers to Spain accomplish that goal. Author Dorian Yates focuses exclusively on where to find things green and alternative in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations: local and organic foods, natural health care, ecological businesses, organic vineyards, renewable energy, yoga and meditation centers, national parks, public transportation, and other green places and services of interest.
Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, this second book in the series is aimed at helping travelers leave a smaller footprint wherever they venture. The book rescues readers who are accustomed to a certain level of green consciousness at home but end up compromising their values on vacation. Author Yates shows how to make the most environmentally beneficial choices for basic needs—food, shelter, health, exercise—while enjoying sites of ecological, historical, and natural interest along the way.
“Unlike the usual guidebook fare, the Green Earth Guides offer an insider’s guide to healthy living on the road so you don’t have to sacrifice your healthy habits and lifestyle choices just because you are away from home.”
“[The Green Earth Guides] are a portable catalog of farmers' markets, health food stores, yoga studios, organic vineyards, parks, public transportation systems, and eco-friendly businesses--all with contact information and helpful tips, so you can stick to your green routine while taking in the sights abroad.”
“Let’s face it, the GreenDexes in many Lonely Planet guides don’t contain everything you want to know about traveling green in a country. Luckily, Dorian Yates is to the rescue with her Green Earth Guide series.”
—Go Green Travel Green
“If you want to support local and sustainable economies while traveling in Spain, you must have the essential Green Earth Guide. A one-stop resource for organic food, natural health care, public transport, renewable energy sites, and eco-accommodations—don’t go to Spain without it.”
—Helena Norberg-Hodge, author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and founder of the International Society for Ecology and Cultures
“Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in Spain is indispensable for locavores and anyone who loves fresh, organic food, as well as for vegetarians and people with special diet needs.”
—Eugenia Bone, author of Well-Preserved and At Mesa’s Edge
“Unlike any other guidebook, the Green Earth Guide highlights the ecological side of Spain, bringing you closer to the people and the landscape, all with a small carbon footprint. Do yourself and the planet a favor—grab a copy of the guide—great for travelers by land or by sea.”
—Daniel Hays, author of My Old Man and the Sea and On Whale Island