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Going Off the Grid in Tulum, Mexico

Mexico

20 photos that show why this small town in Mexico should be on your travel bucket list

It was recently named the top global destination on the rise by TripAdvisor travelers.<p>With white sands and beautifully clear waters, top-notch restaurants and beach clubs, and activities that range from swimming in stunning cenotes to visiting preserved Mayan ruins, it's clear to see why Tulum ends …

Riviera Maya

Researchers are using tomato peels and eggshells to make tires

Meals into wheels<p>Some day you may discover tomato peels and eggshells where the rubber meets the road.<p>The environment — not to mention your tires — will be better for it.<p>Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste, specifically tomato peels and eggshells, makes …

Gardening

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

This Low-Cost Greenhouse Is Designed To Help The Poorest Farmers

Greenhouse in a Box gives Indian farmers a cheap way to make sure their crops are safe from pests and heat.<p>For a small farmer in India, the last year might have gone something like this: She plants tomatoes, and the crop is destroyed by pests. Months of extreme heat mean that she can’t plant …

Farming

This Biodegradable Paper Donut Could Let Us Reforest The Planet

Called the Cocoon, this simple invention protects seedlings from harsh arid climates and reduces the amount of water they need to thrive–and boosts their survival rate by as much as 80%.<p>Environmental degradation is one of the “greatest environmental challenges of our time,” according to the United …

Tulum Mini-Guide

I've had the pleasure of visiting Tulum myself on numerous occasions. But if I'm being totally honest, those visits typically involve me plunking …

Long Weekend in Tulum, Mexico

Once-sleepy Tulum has developed into a relaxed, stylish alternative to the all-inclusive excesses of Cancún. In addition to white-sand beaches and …

Timberland’s New Line Is Made From Trash Collected From The Streets In Haiti

The collaboration with recycling organization Thread means you could wear shoes that used to be plastic bottles.<p>A new backpack started life as 7.5 plastic bottles trashed on streets in Haiti.<p>The backpack–part of a new line of boots, bags, and t-shirts made by Timberland–looks like it’s made from …

Sustainability

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With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its …

Urban Agriculture

tulum: a few favorites.

ahhhh, tulum. i have to say that it’s as magical a place as i had imagined, and even surpassed my expectations. i was there last week teaching ace …

Riviera Maya

Xcacel Beach-Authentic Mexican Riviera

Xcacel Beach<p>Beaches in the Mexican Riviera come in all sizes and types. If you want to see a more natural beach that is an easy day trip from Playa …

Riviera Maya

Feel like Indiana Jones and Visit Coba Ruins

The main temple at Coba ruins.<p><b>Coba Mayan ruins and everything about visiting</b><p><b>Coba</b> <b>Mayan ruins</b> are an amazing experience within reach of Play Del Carmen …

Asia Travel

Playa Del Carmen Activities-Things to do in Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen Activities List<p>Playa Del Carmen activities are what many people look for while on vacation. Even if you are staying at an all …

Central America

All Inclusive Hotels in Playa Del Carmen Pros and Cons

There really are two camps of people that take vacations to the Riviera Maya and Playa Del Carmen. On one side you have the people that like to stay …

Riviera Maya

The Best Places To Take Photos On Playa Del Carmen's 5th Avenue

Where to take photos in Playa Del Carmen<p>Everyone should bring a camera to Playa Del Carmen and take photos. Not only are the beaches nice to look at …

Mexico

Playa Del Carmen Maps and Helpful Guides

Here is our Playa Del Carmen Maps Guide. When we travel we find it super helpful to get an understanding of where things are by looking at maps. Some …

Mexico

Playa Del Carmen Weather-What to expect for vacation

Playa Del Carmen weather is what everyone is concerned about when coming on vacation. We thought we would put together this guide to <b>“Everything</b> …

Weather

How Tulum Became the Williamsburg of Mexico

Last month, my friend Juliet flew to Mexico to meet me in Tulum. On the airplane to Cancún, she ran into four Tulum-bound New Yorkers she knew, one …

Your First Step Into The Great Outdoors

More than 300 Canoers will start the 9th Mayan Crossing

On May 22nd 350 canoers will set sail from Xcaret Park to Cozumel Island. The crossing will emulate the ancient prehispanic ritual performed by the …

Canoeing

Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen: A hip stay awaits | The Star

Since my last visit a few years ago, Playa del Carmen has upped its hipster ante.<p>Last time I was here, this pueblo seemed tawdry and rundown. Its …

Mexico

Underwater art museum in Cancun, Mexico

Canadians from coast-to-coast are showing support for the Humboldt Broncos by wearing jerseys.<p>Canadians are propping up hockey sticks outside their …

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