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Top 5 Experiences You Must Try in Colombia

Colombia–a place many of us have heard of, yet few have explored. It’s a country at a pivotal moment in time; politically, socially, and historically speaking. And you’ll feel it from the very moments you enter. As you step into the colorful world of Cartagena to the deeply rooted streets of Bogotá, Colombia has it all, and more. So we’re breaking down the top 5 experiences you must explore next time you’re in Colombia.

Must: Spend 48 Hours in Cartagena

As an easy introduction to the country, Cartagena soothes you into its culture. And there’s no better way to experience a place than tasting your way through it. Cartagena Connections unique gastronomic tours take people deep into the roots of Cartagena–through its street food. By diving straight into tasting some of the food of what true Colombians eat, you get a rare insight into the culture. And with the team at Cartagena Connections truly valuing producing nothing but authentic experiences for those traveling to Colombia, you’ll have an unparalleled look into the stories that hide behind the charm of these mesmerizing colonial homes. 

Staying in Cartagena is an experience in itself and there nowhere better to situate yourself than a night or two at Townhouse Cartagena. This intimate, eight bedroom boutique hotel sits perfectly in the heart of Cartagena’s historic walled city. Inside, the hotel is home to a decor of intriguing art designed by some impressive young Colombian artists. Their lively rooftop is one many have heard of as it’s constantly beaming with a mix of trendy hotel guests and young Colombian professionals.  The vibrant colors, luxurious rooms, and exquisite tapas menu are more than enough to convince one to stay. And as you walk out on your balcony at Townhouse Cartagena, you’ll hear the trotting of the horse-drawn carriages and Caribbean music buzzing all around you; all typical sights on the streets, evoking colonial nostalgia. With a solid 48 hours in Cartagena, you’ll quickly understand why this city has been enchanting visitors for years.  

Must: Visit Tierra Bomba

Colombia is a country lucky enough to be surrounded by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This gives way to a large number of coastlines and islands in and around the country. Many of these remote islands are uninhabited, privately owned, owned by hotels, or many are simply protected due to their fragile ecosystems.

Blue Apple Beach sits on the southern shores of Tierra Bomba, an island located within Cartagena’s harbor. This place came to be when owner and UK-native, Portia, stumbled across Tierra Bomba in 2015. What she noticed was a serious lack of good beach dining and some good rosé. Seeing an opportunity to change this, she opened her first waterfront restaurant on the island of Barú. As more and more visitors asked if they could stay the night, she realized there was a demand for this type of establishment. Her team decided to move to Bocachica to start Blue Apple Beach, where they now celebrate the magic of the Colombian Caribbean with their own international touch.

The island of Tierra Bomba is filled with beautiful beaches, mangroves, forest, and clear turquoise waters. Blue Apple Beach offers guests to come for a day trip or to stay for a night or two (okay, maybe a week!). This French-inspired boutique hotel boasts six rooms elegantly designed in local architecture.The small number of rooms are designed to give guests a highly personalized experience. Yoga classes, outdoor massages, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are all available for guests. Their outdoor dining area is home to an opulent menu, including freshly caught ceviche and homemade coconut rice. And as the boat ride is a mere 30 minutes (with some great views of Cartagena), such an oasis is well-worth visiting. 

Must: Learn About The Peace Agreement 

After the enormous effort was made for the 2016 Peace Agreement, an agreement that gave an end to a more than 50-year old conflict, Colombia is in a crucial moment in time. To build a solid peace fabric for the future while also healing the wounds from the past, companies such as Impulse Travel believe it is necessary to look at things from different angles and try to comprehend the tremendous complexity of the Colombian history.

To do that, Impulse Travel offers a unique experience that allows travelers to gain an understanding of the key moments of Colombia’s history. By focusing on this new rebirth in the country and its future, Impulse Travel takes you straight to the voices of the true peace-weavers. These are the people who are working on new paths of hope and positive memories of the country. Many indigenous communities in Colombia were (and still are) vulnerable to growing illegal crops for the drug trade. What we are seeing now are communities taking back their power by turning to new and legal crops.

Places such as Café Wasikamas, an Inga indigenous community that serves and sells their price-winner specialty coffee are prime examples. Each week, they drive 22 hours to deliver it to their shop in Bogotá from the mountains of southern Colombia. Here, you’ll get to sit down over a cup of coffee and hear their story and learn about their suffering during the war. You’ll start to understand how they decided to replace illegal crops, such as poppy and coca, to fairtrade agro-products which have allowed them to make a living by, legally. Owners of Distrito Chocolate, a coffee and chocolate shop, are another great example of this movement. Here, the owners prepare specialties from dozens of farmer cooperatives from the country. You’ll come to find out how cocoa became the main resource for thousands of families, leaving coca illegal farming behind. An amazing day of learning and understanding some context, Impulse Travel brings you to the people who are a true symbol of what the peace agreement is looking like for Colombia.

Must: Check out the Archipelago Islands of San Bernardo 

If there is one thing you must see, it is the impressive archipelago that makes up the islands off the Caribbean coast of Colombia. While exploring this area, you’ll come to find many tiny islands. Some inhabited, and some with some trendy, laid-back ecolodges sitting on top. Places such as Isla Roots literally sits on its very own island. With a native-style type of architecture, Isla Roots is close to many ecosystems, mangrove swamps, places to swim and snorkel,  as well as an easy access to island hop around neighboring islands.

The team here offer a plethora of activities to do. One of them is a rare opportunity to see and mingle on one of the worlds most densely populated islands per square meter. Santa Cruz del Isolte is a 2-acre island with over 500 people living on it. They have a school, church, store, bakery, and more recently, solar panels that now power the island. It’s been 150 years since people have started living there and despite the challenging conditions, they have no intention of leaving the island. Even as knowledge of the outside world has become more accessible through modern technology and tourism, the locals here describe their life on the island so peaceful and calm, they wouldn’t trade it for anything else. 

Another island you must check out is Isla Root’s sister property, Mistica Island. This island has one of the most Instagram-worthy photo spots in all of the islands. We’re talking an entire private island with more than 22 acres of Caribbean beaches, jungles, lakes, wild animals. You’ll wake up to monkeys howling, flamingos chilling, and wild deer running next to you–an experience like no other. 

Must: Play Tejo in the Local Bars in Bogotá

Ah, the subtle art of throwing rocks at gunpowder. An interesting concept to us, is the country’s national sport. And all you need is some beer, gunpowder, and a strong arm. Tejo can be found throughout bars in Colombia, but companies such as Bogotá Pass can bring you to where the real locals go. The company offers travel experiences that are individually crafted to your liking. Luckily, I knew this was on my list and my guide took me to one of the best spots in the city (thankfully–as Bogotá is huge and has over 8 million people living there). He explained that the goal of the game is to throw your “tejo” (a steel rock-like-disc) inside the “bocin” (a metal ring). The bocin contains “mechas”, which are paper triangles filled with gunpowder. Basically, when you hit a mecha- BOOM.

I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant at first. But, after my first thrilling hit and the explosion from the gunpowder went off, it was both amusing and gratifying. So, if you’re looking to discover Bogotá with local experts, Bogotá Pass has incredible ways to live out some of the best experiences in the city.

 

North America

An Insider’s Guide To 3 Days In Maui

An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui

With the Hawaiian Islands known as one of the top sought-after destinations in the world, it’s Maui that is an absolute must see. But many only know Maui for its luxurious coastline resorts and activities that solely target the highly-populated tourists. What travelers may not know is that Maui is also home to some of the most exciting farm lands, tropical greenery, and amazing plant life of all the Hawaiian islands. Its roaring hills of greenery that engulfs the island makes way for a backdrop that resembles something out of a Jurassic Park movie– making each and every turn Instagram-worthy.

As Maui’s tourism rises each year and its ever-growing popularity reaches high numbers, it can be easy to get stuck in plenty of tourist traps. This results in many missing out on all the unique and fun things happening on Maui. So before we begin, we send a fair warning to all of our readers. As one must prepare themself for plenty of time to explore the tiny nooks and crannies that this magically little island has to offer. Holding a reputation as one of the top destinations in the world, it’s surely well-deserved.

Day 1

As many travelers are drawn to the resort area of Kaanapali, which of course, is stunning in itself, the alternative is even more speculator. We suggest skipping this overly-crowd resort area and instead, head to the charming town of Pa’ia. Here, you can stay at the family owned tropical sanctuary of Mangolani Inn with ample ability to roam and have the freedom to explore Maui.

This cute “home away from home” tropical sanctuary is just steps from several amazing art galleries, restaurants, cafes, surf shops and amazing beaches in the area. With ocean views and an exclusive 6 bedroom property, this place easily boasts beach-like vibes and an airy surrounding. The tranquility of Mangolani Inn comes from their detailed aesthetics including mango tree hammocks, tropical fruits and flowers to pick, BBQs, hot tub, and picnic tables; all allowing guests to thoroughly enjoy their Maui evenings out in the open. Owners Dave and Nyla are always on-site and more than happy to share their Aloha Spirit with guests.

Head down to Hoo’kipa beach and watch surfers crush some of the most killer waves you’ll find in the world. You’ll find plenty of food trucks to grub on and scope out locals selling coconuts right out of the bed of their trucks. Take in the views of the golden sand and spectacular views or go snorkeling around the rocky outcroppings at the end of the beach (look out for the group of sea turtles nonchalantly hanging sunbathing nearby).

In the evening, be sure to snag a pair of tickets to Maui Chef’s Table. This unforgettable culinary experience at The Maui Tropical Plantation hosts weekly dinner events that resemble a dinner party among good friends and good food. The entire event is all farm to table inspired, using ingredients at their peak of flavor paired with innovative techniques resulting in an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s an exciting, interactive event among chefs and “foodies” that encourages event-goers to get out of their seats and ask questions. It’s a fun way to meet other people and chat among fellow food and drink enthusiasts.

An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui

Day 2

Today is the day you’ll want to hit up the legendary Road to Hana. This trip is practically a must on every travel site you’ll find online. There are many ways to experience this trip, and you’ll want to make sure you do it right. Pick a few designated spots such as Twin Falls or the Bamboo Forrest to stop at, rent a car (skip signing up with a tour), and peruse down this iconic road. Make sure to leave plenty of time to stop at all the local food markets along the way. The entire day is filled with exploring this twisty, two-lane road that swoops over pristine cliffs, flowing waterfalls, black sand beaches, local food stands and a bright, jungled rainforest all in the comforts of your own car.

Since this epic Road to Hana will take up most of the day, it’ll be dark by time you get back into town. Our suggestion is to swing by Maui’s famous fish market, Paia’s Fish Market. Pick up a to-go order and take it back to Mangolani Inn. Take the rest of the night to enjoy resting in the cool outdoors. Another tip: Hit up Mangolani’s jacuzzi after and call it a day.

An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui

Day 3

On your last day, you’ll want to start early and head over to the other side of the island. Meet at Lahaina Harbor and hop on with Captain Seth at Trilogy Sailing to catch some epic whale watching. Prepare for your mind to be blown as every fall the humpback whales begin their southward migration from Alaska to Hawaii. This migration results in seeing hundreds of these magnificent creatures flooding the waters off of Maui. These sightings are so frequent and easy, they’re basically guaranteed. While nothing beats the excitement of watching such spectacular animals breach their bodies out of the water, unlimited mimosas and bloody marys doesn’t hurt either.

Stay in Lahaina for the afternoon and check out their lively Front Street. Pop into the art galleries and shops, or go off the beaten path and take a glass-blowing class with Moana by Ryan Staub.  If time allocates, stop by Koa’s Seaside Grill for happy hour and enjoy the ocean views over one of their delicious hand-crafted cocktails.

Now, ending your trip to Maui without seeing a luau would be quite the shame. An unmissable component to Hawaii is taking time to learn and experience the raw culture and traditions of the Hawaiian people. The Old Lahaina Luau has seamlessly executed a way to showcase a traditional hula and feast while storytelling through dimmed lights, beating drums, and oceanic views. Although this place attracts thousands of tourists each month, The Old Lahaina has yet to lose its personal touch. Through its traditional Hawaiian performance, audiences are able to grasp the history behind the culture.

The entire night is filled with mouth-watering food. Dishes include raw and natural vegetable dishes, locally grown purple sweet potatoes, a slowly cooked pig roast, as well as an incredible array of fresh seafood all piled on your plate to keep you satisfied. The night is filled with an ambiance of howls, cackling, dancing and storytelling. As this entire evening, you’ll come to find, is flawlessly executed into a performance unlike any other.

An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui An Insider's Guide To 3 Days In Maui

Even with just three days in Maui, you’ll quickly come to find that the island delivers the perfect getaway experience. With a mixture of volcanic landscapes, historic towns, rich culture, and white-sand beaches, Maui does not disappoint. So, regardless of how you find your time spent in Maui, there is truly no right or wrong way to experience it. As you’ll quickly come to find, this island constantly stops you in your tracks at every turn. Of course you’ll find plenty of time for sunbathing, hiking, afternoon dips and incredible dining experiences; but if you dig a bit below the surface, you’ll find much more than what meets the eye. This small, majestic island is one of those places that makes traveling quite the addiction.

Europe Food

5 Places In The Douro Valley You Must See

5 Places In The Douro Valley You Must See

At the forefront of innovative and creative wines and ports, the Douro Valley in Portugal is the motherland of it all. The valley sprawls with spectacular landscapes while boasting unique sceneries of rolling hills and beautiful quintas along the way. The wine valleys of the Douro region are some of the most stunning views you’ll find in all of Portugal. Known as the “magnificent valley”, the Douro comes with a rich heritage. In fact, the whole valley has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

But the history of the Douro region is long and complicated. Their ancient roots of wine making have evolved over many years, making the region famously known for their rich port wines. And as talented and perfected as these ports are, it’s not all they are known for. 

In the last decade, many wineries have worked rigorously to showcase a different side of the Douro Valley wines. More and more wine makers have found themselves exploring the full potential of the terroir. Testing and trying for a new and different style of wine. Instead of high sugar and alcohol percentages…think a new light, refreshing wine to taking place. 

It’s all in great timing as the demand for this type of travel increases. Travel Market Report states that the number one emerging trend for 2018 is that of food and wine experiences. The Douro Valley itself has started to note high numbers in tourism in the last few years. As many more start to discover the hidden gem of the Valle, we are breaking down the top 5 places that should not be missed along the way.

Taylor’s Fladgate Cellar

Although not located in the Douro Valley region, Taylor’s Fladgate sits just before your trek into the Valley. In the town of Porto, Taylor’s Fladgate is a perfect place to start. The property lies perched up on a mountain overlooking the undeniably beautiful city of Porto. On the tour of the property, you’ll get a true understanding of the Portuguese wine culture. Everything from the education on the soil, the people, the taste, as well as the history behind it all. 

The best part is the tasting room. Filled with a plenty of port options to sip on, it’s just as impressive as the sweeping views of the city. Their Barão Fladgate Restaurant is home to a remarkable location and atmospheric setting in the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars. The views sweep across the iconic Douro River to the old historic center of Porto. It serves up a modern twist of traditional cuisine where the emphasis lies on fresh local ingredients and how it pairs with Taylor’s ports. 

From classic white and red ports to their very own private collections, there is plenty to choose from. So sit back and order up a charcuterie plate and marvel at the incredible landscapes that truly characterize Portugal.

5 Places In The Douro Valley You Must See

Quinta do Panascal

This quinta is a great first stop on your must sees in the Douro Valley region. With wonderful views of Portugal’s countryside, you’ll find this vineyard along your twisty two lane adventure that curves in and out of the region.

At Quinta do Panascal, you’re eased into the world of Portuguese wine. Be sure to grab a refreshing “Siroptimo” (Siroco and tonic) or reserve one of their tailor-made tastings when you first arrive. From there, wander through the maze-like vineyards that are far and wide in between. 

The estate has cozy ambiance with a special lunch experience that feels quite opulent. You must book ahead of time as it’s reservation only. You’ll get to choose from dishes such as local specialties like cabrito (mountain goat) to their delicious bacalhau (cod fish). All of their ingredients are fresh and picked right from their own garden.

It’s truly an afternoon well spent after you’ve enjoyed a gourmet cooked meal while gazing over the Távora Valley vineyards. And if you are lucky enough to be here during the grape-harvesting season, you’ll catch a glimpse of the grape treading in the “lagares”, where Fonseca Port wine is still produced the traditional way. Now that…is something speculator. 

5 Places In The Douro Valley You Must See

Quinta da Nápoles

This quinta is home to the household name of Niepoort Wines. Over the past two decades, this company has led the way in what some now call the “Portuguese wine revolution.” Producers from Niepoort have turned their focus on producing lighter, elegant wines- rather than sweet fortified Port wine. (Although they still produce great ports). With all of this, Niepoort has become quite the wine trailblazer in this region.

Perched atop the undisturbed hills of the Douro Valley, this private quinta is one of the top wineries pioneering alower alcohol Douro wine. Through the technique of their “Niepoort Triangle” which uses three different terroirs: Schist (Douro), Limestone (Bairrada) and Granite (Dão), these wines produce a bold and robust, yet elegant taste.

Located along the banks of the Tedo River, the production here is rather impressive. The winery works with nature, using energy-efficient and sustainable methods and solar panels. Through using a gravity-system through holes in the ground line, the grapes slide in and fall down into the barrels for fermentation. Instead of pumping the grapes from one tank to another, this system allows the the grapes to travel from one floor to the next through the stages of the winemaking, maturation and aging. Through this intricate wine making process, you’ll find a more fresh, yet not shy taste on the palate.

A thing to note is that the heat in the Douro Valley reaches extremely high temperatures in the summer. By creating of a blend that produces vibrant fruits with low alcohol in this particular region is well….rather talented. Quinta da Nápoles is a great place to check out what these innovative wine producers are up to. As dedicated educators, these producers are keen on showing foreigners that the Douro region is capable of much more than just a port.

Our suggestion? 

Try their 2013 Bioma Tinto. It’s entirely made up with grapes from the vineyards at Quinta de Nápoles, where organic viticulture is practiced and certified. Made with younger vineyards, their idea was to have less intervention during the winemaking process. The aging process in then made in old wooden containers from port wine wood. They succeeded their goal in producing a pure wine without the oak character, but with elegant and firm tannins.

 

Quinta Nova

Ever wanted to ever stay on a vineyard? Turns out you can. Recently featured in Condé Nast, the hidden gem of Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a luxury wine house. Showing off stunning views, amazing guest rooms, and an impressive wine selection, this place is unbeatable. And staying here is an experience unlike any other. You’ll find everything from sustainable gastronomy in the kitchen, to 5-star services and amenities.  It’s no wonder that Quinta Nova was recently rated as one of the must-see wineries in the world. 

Mornings on the quinta are spent are a leisurely pace. Most days, you’ll wake up to the site of horses plowing the vineyard lines of their steep terrain. Your days are found wandering through the vineyards, watching the golden light of the sunset fall on the Valley. Just at dust, you’ll most likely be curling up with a book near the fireplace, or enjoying a glass of wine in one of their welcoming living rooms. Each detail at Quinta Nova is intricately designed to make you feel as if the place was your home.

5 Places In The Douro Valley You Must See

Quinta da Roêda

Now it would be a shame to completely leave port out of the equation as this region is famous for it. Quinta da Roêda is home to Croft’s flagship vineyard estate in Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley.  Now resigned in the Roêda’s old stables, the quinta resembles the old traditional Douro Valley style. You can try some of Croft’s renowned port wines. Or taste some of the estate’s local homemade olive oil on one of their many lovely terraces. 

One thing not to be missed is Croft’s newest innovative creation, the Rosé Port. This port is created through a technique which extracts fresh, fruity flavors. This created a subtle and delicate pink color which appears from limited contact with the skins of classic port grape varieties. The result is a fresh and vibrant taste, filled with rich fruit flavors of port but with a distinctive appeal. And just as Rosé wine is the perfect summer, the Rosé Port is as well.

As we start to see the consumer of the wine market rise in numbers and the popularity for food and wine travel goes up, Portugal has become one of the top destinations for 2018. And with that, more and more food and wine enthusiasts are eager to explore Portugal.  And as people’s interest in the education of wine rises, the experiences in the places such as the Douro are now becoming specifically tailored to this type of traveler.

 

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An Eco-Friendly Guide to Vienna

More and more travelers are seeking a green approach when it comes to traveling these days with cities like Vienna at the forefront of it all. From eco-friendly hotels, to farm to table restaurants, and sustainable fashion designers and stores, there is no shortage of environmentally conscious businesses here. What’s more, Vienna is one of the largest organic farmers in the entire country. Three of their city farms cultivates over 2,000 acres of organic land, aiming at minimizing their environmental impact. So, if having a healthy and sustainable holiday sounds enticing, then Vienna is the perfect place to visit. There is a reason it’s nicknamed “Sustainable Vienna” after all.

To Stay

As sustainable travel increases in demand, luxury hotels have been scrambling in response. However, Hotel Topazz of the LENIKUS Hotels was Vienna’s first green luxury boutique hotel. Although eco-friendly in its practices, luxury is certainly not sacrificed.

Situated in the historic center of Vienna, Hotel Topazz is lavish in touch with an array of resourceful amenities. What makes this hotel special from many others in the area is that they practice with a green thumb. Once considered unthinkable in luxury travel, Hotel Topazz proves that it’s possible for luxury and eco-friendly practices to seamlessly coexist. The hotel was built using all green materials wherever possible while also using low-energy sources. They also serve locally sourced food in their sister hotel/restaurant across the street, Cafe Bar Bloom at Hotel Lameé. Their ability to combine 5-star services with an environmentally conscious approach has deemed Hotel Topazz a pioneer in Europe’s elite hotel crowd. As a perfect place to relax with all the luxury feels, you can feel good knowing you’re in a green space.

To Eat

Vienna’s organic restaurant scene is growing. With 130 of Vienna’s establishments carrying the ecotourism logo, this city is in the midst of reinventing their dining scene. A new group of restaurants have been seen popping up with initiatives to enhance the quality of life in Vienna. Dishes that once consisted of a revolving rotation of schnitzel and bakery goods, are now replaced with innovative dishes from world-renowned chefs. These inventive new restaurants are now paying close attention to the environment and overall well-being of its guests.

As a hidden gem found in Vienna, head chef Kristijan Bacvanin of the restaurant Labstelle prides itself on creating honest, not boring, food. Their urban cuisine roots itself in an understanding of exactly where their food comes from. With a firm belief that everything that can be made home-made should be…well, home-made, you’ll find just that. Everything from their own baked bread, hand-made syrups, pickled and marinated vegetables, fishes and meats are all handled with extreme care and cooked with the top ingredients.

 

A strong belief in slow food and sustainability, they’ve created short transport routes and curate their meats in their own smokehouse in a vaulted cellar. Fresh and refined, their food is truly just a stone’s throw from the cellar to the kitchen.

To Do

Vienna has made it quite easy to go about the city with a green thumb. One can easily experience the city by foot through walking the parks and the metropolitan area, as it’s made up of plenty of green spaces.

 

 

Of course, taking the metro and underground systems are great for the environment, but if you are feeling lazy and rather take a taxi, no fear! Vienna allows people to ask for an “Eco-Taxi” by dialing “40100”. These taxis are easily identified by their “Green Taxi” sign. What’s even better is that there is no difference in price.

Another great way to see Vienna is by bicycle. The cycle paths in Vienna are plenty and there is no shortage of rental stations for bikes and e-bikes all over. Most bike routes also have free charging stations. Citybikes is another great option and can be found at the over 120 bike stations within Vienna from just €2.50 a day.

You can also head out near the Danube River and rent kayaks and sailboats. The Vienna National Park Boat is a great option to explore the park’s landscape and learn about the wetland ecosystem and unique plant and animal life of the region.

 

To Shop

The city is not only sustainable in terms of activities and its food scene, but also in fashion. Places such as Greenground offers modern fashion made from organic materials. They are well-versed in fashion items such as their trendy vegan bags made completely from recycled polyester. Zerum is great Austrian store that produces fashion all through sustainable and ecologically fair methods. Another stylish concept store to check out is ebenBERG. This small, but chic store manufactures certified biological cotton. Producing an array of some of the trendiest organic designer labels in the world, ebenBERG is top in it’s fair trade game. 

With a plethora of eco-friendly options to choose from, the city of Vienna is quite the trailblazer in this arena. With a goal to minimize the impact of their carbon footprints, Vienna’s businesses have taken on the responsibility of producing resourceful ways to preserve life here; without having to sacrifice the characteristics of Austrian culture. Through providing green ways to experience the city, the Viennese people have made it a priority to not only take care of the well-being of their people but those who come to visit.


Enjoy this eco-friendly guide to Vienna! What are some of your favorite eco-friendly cities?

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