Want to stay in an eco-friendly property you can feel good about on your next trip, but not necessarily give up any of the luxury you’re accustomed to? Choose one of these hotels.
Recognized for its sustainability by USA Today, this hotel is a LEED Gold-certified property, the first Ritz-Carlton to boast the coveted sustainability status. Compared to similar hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte uses 30 percent less energy, with no undesirable side effects.
While this property doesn’t have as well known a name as The Ritz-Carlton, it is known as the top eco-friendly hotel in Indonesia. Alila Villas is all about giving back to the local community, using local construction materials and craftsmen.
Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Proximity Hotel is quite possibly America’s greenest hotel, according to TripSavvy. The property is LEED Platinum certified and the sustainability initiatives include solar panels on the roof, geothermal refrigerators and filtered air systems.
For an eco-friendly stay closer to the big city, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge provides, with its LEED Gold certification, reclaimed materials and native plants. Plus, you can’t beat the views from the suites or the rooftop bar.
This luxury resort in California uses the lovely landscape to its advantage, building around the existing trees growing on the property and heating the spa with underground thermal waters. The property has its own on-site bee hives, chickens, greenhouse and gardens.
Explore Eastern Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries with Freewheel Holidays self-guided cycling tours that allow you to see the region at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
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.
Lavido is the skin and body care brand offering products inspired by nature. The Israeli-based company was formed in 2003 with the goal to address skincare needs with products made from raw, plant-based ingredients. Lavido launched in the United States in 2015.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Travel pros already know there’s an art to selecting the right clothes to withstand the demands of being on the road. From non-wrinkle shirts and dresses to creating a micro-capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches together, there’s a solution for every situation. But undergarments are often overlooked as a travel must-have. Not all undergarments are travel-ready and require the right style and material for effortless packing and wear. ExOfficio makes it easy with quick-drying, comfortable and lightweight material. You can even wash, wring, roll and hang your undergarments while on the road for quick-drying. Here’s the run-down on which ExOfficio undergarments to choose.