Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in France

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Green Earth Guide: Traveling Naturally in France

Format:  Paperback,

140 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: May 2009

ISBN-13: 9781556438066

ISBN-10: 1556438060

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Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, this guide helps visitors to France have a fulfilling vacation while leaving a smaller carbon footprint while traveling. color photo insert.


Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9781556438066
ISBN-10: 1556438060
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 140
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 0.5 x 8.9

Chapter outline

How to Use This Bookp. xiii
whole viewp. 1
The Environmental Footprint of Our Livesp. 1
Carbon-Offset Programsp. 3
Global Warming and the Environmentp. 4
go lightlyp. 7
The Mind-set of Traveling Naturally and Lightlyp. 7
Before You Gop. 8
Healthp. 8
Moneyp. 8
Ecotravel Preparationp. 9
Dry-cleaning and Laundryp. 10
Europe-wide Information and Resourcesp. 11
Transportationp. 11
Communication and Phone Callsp. 13
Accommodationsp. 14
Eatingp. 17
Shoppingp. 17
Volunteer Tourismp. 18
United Nations World Heritage Centerp. 19
Sacred Sitesp. 20
traveling naturally in Francep. 21
Orientation, Arrival, and Getting Aroundp. 23
Communicationp. 23
Public Transportationp. 28
Bike Rentalsp. 31
Accommodationsp. 32
Hostelsp. 32
Campingp. 33
Guesthouses and Bed-and-Breakfastsp. 33
Home Exchange and House-sittingp. 34
Eco-Accommodationsp. 35
Eating and Foodp. 38
Vegetarian, Organic, and Gluten-free Choicesp. 38
Health Food Storesp. 40
Farm Stands, Markets, and Local Productsp. 44
Restaurantsp. 46
Special Dietsp. 50
Recreationp. 51
Hikingp. 51
Bikingp. 53
Yogap. 54
Meditationp. 56
Thermal Bathsp. 57
Outdoor Film and Theaterp. 60
Healthp. 61
Anthroposophical Medicinep. 61
Massagep. 63
Osteopathyp. 64
Naturopathyp. 64
Homeopathyp. 65
Ayurvedic Medicinep. 66
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicinep. 67
Herbs and Remediesp. 68
Clinics and Spasp. 70
Shoppingp. 73
Natural, Untreated, and Organicp. 73
Personal Care and Natural Cosmeticsp. 74
Fair Tradep. 75
Thrift and Secondhandp. 76
Marketsp. 77
Bookstoresp. 80
Ecobusinesses, Ecodestinations, and Places of Interestp. 81
Organic Farmsp. 81
Organic Vineyards and Winesp. 83
Biodynamic Winesp. 85
Specialty Liquorp. 86
Breweries and Beerp. 86
Mineral Springsp. 88
Wind Energyp. 88
UNESCO World Heritage Sitesp. 90
Historical Sites and Other Sites of Interestp. 92
City and Regional Highlightsp. 94
Sacred Sitesp. 109
Color and Artp. 112
Aroma in Francep. 117
Essential Oilsp. 119
Especially Lavenderp. 120
Wild and Natural Resourcesp. 123
Volunteer Tourismp. 128
resourcesp. 129
Language Resourcesp. 129
More Information about Traveling Naturallyp. 130

Book description

Written by the founder and publisher of The Alternative Health Guides, a web and print guide for Vermont and New Hampshire, Green Earth Guide is a one-stop reference that provides travelers in France with tips to stay green and healthy even when traveling. Green Earth Guide contains current, comprehensive listings of health food stores and farmers’ markets, public transit information, alternative health care facilities, green businesses, organic vineyards, renewable energy resources, yoga and spiritual centers, national parks, and other green places of interest. Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, the book offers an insider’s guide to healthy living on the road. With Green Earth Guide, readers don’t have to sacrifice healthy habits and ecolifestyle choices just because they are in a foreign country.

Green Earth Guide helps travelers have a wonderful, fulfilling vacation while leaving a smaller footprint wherever they venture in France. Included is a 16-page color insert.

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