It is strange that when it comes to the proliferation of ecologically friendly and sustainable travel options, the most developed nations in the world lag far behind developing nations. However you will find many excellent eco destinations all over the world, and there is no exception for the United States. Here are five of the eco destinations you’re going to find nationwide:
El Holy Taos Mount, New Mexico
This elegant, trendy, native American-inspired eco-lodging option blends outstanding design with some excellent environmental credentials. For this wellness atmosphere in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico, the stunning adobe buildings are ideal.
Lodge at Birch Pond, Alaska
This small Alaskan accommodation option consists of just two hand-crafted cabins set in a pristine wilderness in this northern state that are ecologically sensitive and individually designed. Every day, three meals of fresh local food are served.
Sadie Cove Lodge Wilderness, Alaska
This is the top of the tree when it comes to eco resorts in the U.S., another Alaskan offering. He received the award every year from 2009-2012. Since 1981, this fantastic eco site has been hosting visitors to the State Park of Kachemak Bay and Homer, Alaska. Homer is the ‘world’s bear watching city’ and there is no wildlife shortage around here. For nature lovers and outward-bound enthusiasts, this is a great venue. This is a labour of love – in the 1970s, the lodge was designed entirely by the owners who still live there today from individually milled bits of driftwood. It is entirely run on renewable sources of fuel and ecological principles.
California’s Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Since 1897, this Californian resort has existed. The owners take several steps to ensure this magnificent place’s ecological credentials and ensure that it continues to be protected for future generations with biodiversity intact. The hot mineral baths here are extremely soothing and you can rest assured during your stay that all possible environmentally friendly steps are being taken.
Inn Serendipity, Wisconsin, Browntown,
Another of the top eco destinations in the United States of America, this fun inn is operated by wind and sunshine. Vegetables from the organic gardens heat the guests. This is a place of learning where possibilities for living and developing can be discussed more sustainably. Not only is this position carbon neutral – the corporation is carbon negative. This is a glowing example of what in this arena is possible.
These are only five out of several related cases on a small scale. In the United States, there are a range of pioneering destinations, all of which show us that sustainable and environmentally friendly travel can be the way of the future, not just in developing countries, but throughout the world. So next time you plan an American vacation, stay away from package deals and non-sustainable mass tourism trappings and try a stay in an eco-lodge or eco-friendly hotel. See the natural world as it is supposed to be and help preserve it that way.