Eco-Travel Specialist Greenloons Outlines Economical Ways To Tune Out the Noise and Get Out of Dodge

Greenloons, which guides travelers to sustainable vacations worldwide, has suggestions for getting not only out of Dodge but away from the 2012 election hype at rates as low as $699 for seven days in the South Pacific.

“Because these are last-minute ideas for places to run to, I’ve compiled trips that are budget-conscious but at the same time far enough away from the constant chatter surrounding the elections,” said Irene Lane, Greenloons founder. Her ideas include South and Central America, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.

Glaciers Experience in Argentinean Patagonia hikes through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world including behemoth ice chunks calving off Perito Moreno in Glacier National Park. Four-day tours on request run $849 per person including comfortable accommodations, local guides, transport, activities and breakfasts.

Walking the Turquoise Coast brings visitors to the coastal paths near Kas, in Turkey, through forests, villages and ancient sites, with the warm Mediterranean beckoning at day’s end. Eight-day departures run March to December. A Nov. 4-11 trip, perfectly timed for a US election escape. is $880 per person including accommodation, transport and some meals (allow up to $400 for meals not included).

Costa Rica Highlights & Wonders for the independent adventurer can include Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park, plus some of the best beaches and rainforests containing ecosystems only found in this part of the world. Departures on request run from $1,200 per person for seven days and include accommodations, activities, transport and some meals (allow up to $300 for meals not included).

Jabel Sahro Ride and Marrakech takes guests cycling through Morocco’s exotic south passing the lush oases of the Draa Valley and through the imposing volcanic gateway of Bab ‘n’Ali, visiting isolated Berber settlements, ancient and mysterious Kasbahs, the ridge ways of the spectacular Atlas Mountains and the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and Marrakech. This 8-day trip Nov. 3-10 is $1,190 per person including hotel accommodations, bicycles and other transport and most meals (allow up to $150 for meals not included).

Classic Lombok is a short distance from Bali but visited by only a fraction of the tourist throngs. Temples and bamboo forests, coral reefs and beaches are included. This is a 7-day tour Nov. 2-9 at $699 per person for hotel and guesthouse accommodations, activities, transport and some meals (allow $150 for meals not included).

Image courtesy Widness and Wiggins PR/Greenloons

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