Have you heard about the new vacationing trend called eco tourism? As the name suggests, this newly popular mode of trip taking is all about going on vacation while keeping in mind the needs of our planet. There are a multitude of ways to enjoy eco-tourism while vacationing. You can do only activities that do not require fuel. Such as surfing instead of boating or water skiing. You can join a rainforest or coastal cleanup group and help remove a mess somewhere. Another thing that is becoming more common and more popular is staying at a resort that only has heating and cooling available at certain times of the day. Sometimes there is not a/c and furnace at all, no matter what. These types of vacations are generally in warmer climates, of course, since trying to live in a frozen tundra without a furnace is impossible. Well, I almost went on a beach vacation that used very limited climate control. At this resort, there was air conditioning available at the hottest times of the day – from noon until 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, you could only use a ceiling fan or a box fan. Also, there were unheated swimming pools available, which are very cool and refreshing options if there is no a/c to fall back on. The resort was gorgeous, but I just could not bring myself to sign up for the trip. One of my favorite parts of being away from home is being able to adjust the thermostat to whatever temperature I want and not have to worry about paying the heating and cooling bill. Eco tourism is a great idea, but I am just not ready to go on adventures that do not include good indoor air quality.