Head to Hiroshima to learn about the history of the atomic bomb and see how a vibrant city has grown from the devastation of 1945. Here are some of the best places to stay.
J-Hoppers Hiroshima Guesthouse offers dorm rooms from around $20, and privates from around $30. It’s just 10 minutes’ walk from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, with great access to other major sites, too.
Another good option is Santiago Guesthouse, with prices around $20 per and $55 for a private room. It’s a simple place, but it’s clean and well-located.
Guesthouse Akicafe Inn is a favorite with individual travelers thanks to its nice common area. It’s also right in the heart of the city with a station just a few minutes away.
Hiroshima Hana Hostel recently converted from a business hotel, and now offers a mixture of dorms and private accommodations. One of the major perks here is free-to-use massage chairs, perfect for relaxing.
Try a night in a traditional capsule room at the Capsule Hotel Cube Hiroshima, where you can sleep in a tiny individual cabin for around $20. It’s a must try on your trip to Japan.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
With plastic product bans sweeping the country and American companies continuously finding ways to cut carbon emissions, new green initiatives in individual states seem to pop up every day. Based on data gathered by Zippia — a job-search site that also provides stats on the livability of certain cities — here is a current list of U.S. cities that have taken large steps toward becoming more environmentally friendly.
American Samoa is part of a remote cluster of islands in the South Pacific. It offers a great alternative to more touristy places like Hawai’i, while still technically keeping you in the States. It should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Going green and reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be the life overhaul it sounds like — travel days included. Whether you’re packing for a big trip or just a morning commute, you can reduce your carbon footprint with these easy, introductory, eco-friendly swaps.