This month, dig around your local bookshop for the newest in green getaway roundups, “Clean Breaks,” just published by the ever-inspiring Rough Guides.

CBC.jpgDefined as “an inspirational vacation that benefits you, local communities, and the planet,” a clean break could refer to joining an Indonesian elephant patrol (it’s always humid, warn authors Jeremy McSmith and Richard Hammond) or sleeping out in a remote bothy (if you’re wondering, a “bothy” is a small stone hut once maintained by Britain’s farm workers). Unlike the Holiday Express, there’s no booking system, no key card and definitely no housekeeping.

Printed on nearly 400 pages of FSC mixed source paper in full color, this is one of those travel books you’re guaranteed to reach for on a rainy day. With 500 hidden gem travel ideas, it’ll keep you’re itinerary full for quite some time too. Buy it for $29.99 or take a peek here.