Green hotels are perhaps the best way to help the sustainable travel industry. Instead of just supporting the sustainability ideologically, you're supporting it with your wallet as well.
Green hotels are hotels that go out of their way to use the most environmentally friendly materials, equipment, processes and policies they can.
This means using energy saving light bulbs, water conserving shower heads, good insulation, low flush toilets, heat / cool conserving windows and energy star appliances.
It means they often use environmentally friendly products instead of mass produced products. For example, you might find green soaps and shampoos in your bathroom instead of the cheapest possible shampoo the hotel could buy.
Often times green hotels will serve organic foods, raw foods or vegan foods in their kitchens.
By supporting green hotels, you're not just supporting the hotel - you're supporting all their vendors as well. All the money you spend will go towards helping the environment in one way or another.Read more: How to Find "Green Hotels"
Advice on Athens from a local.
-Whats your favourite place to eat in Athens?
-Its magnificient, to have a lunch around Acropolis, the monument-symbol of Greece. If you are around Acropolis, you can choose from one of the restaurants in the area. I would suggest "Kouzina" restaurant, Andrianou street 9, Thision area. for traditional greek tastes. for further information chech www.kuzina.gr and its phone number for reservations is 0030 210 3240133. If you are around Kallimarmaro Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadium), dont miss Kolibri, an excellent and with reasonable prices trattoria. Its adress is Anapafseos street 9, Mets area and its phone number is 0030 210 92 14.277 (they dont do reservation, as far as i know). Its a small trattoria, on a pavement, under trees, behind tha stadium. In Kolonaki area, i would suggest Papadakis restaurant, with excellent food! Its adress is Fokilidou 15, Kolonaki area.Read more: Travelling in Athens
A mexican's advice on travelling in Cancun.
What is your favourit place to eat in Cancun?
A cheap and delicious place would be: Los de Pescado (it's fish tacos, but there's also shrimp tacos and other plates such as ceviche). If you're looking for something more luxurious, "Puerto Madero" specializes in meat and salads. For typical mexican food try "La Destilería", but it can be a little expensive though. They're all located in the hotel zone, and my favorite is definitely Puerto Madero. Another great option is "La Habichuela", but ask the hotel concierge to direct you to the one located downtown, as the one in the hotel zone isn't as good as the other. It serves international food, a bit expensive though.
What is your favorit place to get a drink in Cancun?
If you're just willing to literarily get a drink try the Rose Bar at ME Hotel, you can enter even if you aren't staying in a room there. But if you're looking to party hard try Coco Bongo (great live shows) or The City. The area where the last two are located is called "party zone", and you'll find lots of clubs and bars over there -it's really safe. ME Hotel is in front of La Isla Shopping Village (a mall), a bit far from the others. My favorite club, however, is Daddy, with good music, people and drinks.Read more: Travelling in Cancun
Paris has always been a city full of magic and wonder where dreams come true, and there are many reasons to visit and much to do, see, taste and experience. Paris is filled with the world's most recognized landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and has an ambience about it that is almost surreal in its beauty. That magic and the imaginative and colorful experience it delivers are just a few of the reasons people love the city, and it makes perfect sense to have the world's most beloved amusement park here; Disney Land Paris.
Disney Land Paris celebrates its 20th anniversary this year (2012) and if you plan on visiting this would be the time to do it because its special year is guaranteed to be filled with new entertainment experiences that only Disney can provide. Disneyland Paris is consists of two theme parks, an entertainment shopping and dining district, and 7 Disney owned resort hotels. There's literally something for everyone here from night life venues for the adults, to a remarkable amount of kid friendly things to do from the theme parks to the hotel's themselves which are like mini amusement parks, complete with all their favorite Disney characters.Read more: Disney Land Paris
Kenya is Located in East Africa, it is synonymous with wildlife. Anyone planning a holiday to Kenya has to have in mind what kind of holiday they would prefer. Holidays begin from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya that is host to a national park, the only city that has a national park within it in the world. Away from the city, one can get accommodation in a safari lodge or a safari camp a majority of them located within most national parks spread across the country.
The country is home to 43 tribes with the Kikuyu community being the majority. They mainly live in the central parts of Kenya, that’s home to Mt. Kenya, the second tallest mountain in the region of Africa. The Luhya community who are from the Western parts of Kenya that is host to the indigenous Kakamega forest are the second most in population size. The minority tribe includes the Turkana that are located in the northern parts of Kenya and are mainly pastoralist. The Maasai community is also among Kenya’s minority communities, they mainly live Narok town, Kajiado, Ngong, along the border town of Namanga that borders Kenya and Tanzania, as well the famous Masaai Mara. Apart from the Turkana and Masaai community, there are other tribes like the Rendile, Pokot, Teso, Suba, Somali, Miji Kenda at the coast just to name a few.Read more: Experiencing Kenya’s Safari Lodge and Safari Camp
The Treetops Hotel is located in the Aberdare National Park in Kenya. The Aberdare National park is near a small township called Nyeri that faces Mount Kenya. The hotel is about seventeen kilometers from the base camp which is Outspan Hotel. It is about 180 Kilometers from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. The journey from Nairobi to Treetops Hotel takes about three hours by road. It is 6,450 feet above sea level. The location of the hotel is along the path of elephant migratory route between Mount Kenya National Park and the Aberdare Mountains making it a really strategic location. The hotel is located in the Aberdare forest that is rich in lichen rich trees. It overlooks the snowy Mount Kenya peaks and two waterholes.Read more: Treetops hotel in Aberdare National Park Kenya
Hotels in Jerusalem's Old City give travelers a unique experience, the ancient buildings surrounded by living history as the sights, sounds and aromas of this exquisite location are right at your doorstep. If your Old City accommodation is clean, safe and suites your budget don't miss the chance to be this close to where Jesus lived, where the temple stood and where Mohammed stepped up to heaven.
Great for those who want to be in the heart of the Old City but not break the bank. Backpackers will love the international young crowd that hangs out here. There are dormitory rooms, single rooms, double, triple and family rooms which are basic but the building is historic. Situated in the Christian Quarter just inside Jaffa Gate. As with most hostels there is a communal kitchen and other facilities, there is also a limited laundry service. There is internet access for a fee. The best feature is perhaps the roof top terrace which affords guests spectacular views across the ancient city. Average rates: double room 298NIS and family room 428NIS, breakfast is included.Read more: Hotels in Old Jerusalem