Sometimes when you’re traveling, just can’t help it – you need easy and fast when it comes to where you lay your head. And sometimes it isn’t even up to you where you stay. But when it is in your hands and you have a little time to do some research on the town you’re staying in and the options available to you, I’d encourage you (not that I need to!) to check out the more eco-friendly options available. Many of these may be locally-based, boutique-type hotels that will generally be more pricey (and I say, do it if you can!), but if you’re looking for something more fixed-price and standard, take a look at my roundup of the eight most green-friendly hotel chains in America.
(Hint: if you want a quick look at options in your state, check out this list of green-approved resting places. You can also check for these seals of approval.)
1. Kimpton Kimpton Hotels are a smaller chain but still offer many locations throughout the U.S. Budget-friendly, the boutique spots include rooms optimized for energy and water conservation and restaurants with locally sourced food and beverages. They also print everything on post-consumer recycled paper, and some of the locations also feature an on-site organic garden. (Read more here!)
Wet and stormy weather threatens to disrupt holiday plans from the Eastern Seaboard to the Gulf Coast, as well as across the Great Lakes on Memorial Day.
The risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Michigan to Texas being threatened into Sunday night.
Cyclonic Storm Mora in the Bay of Bengal will take aim at Bangladesh in the final days of May. Northeastern India and Myanmar also face dangers to lives and property.
The unsettled weather plaguing the northeastern United States will continue for much of the week.
The heaviest thunderstorms threatening Indianapolis on Sunday should hold off until after the Indy 500 is run, unless crashes prevent the race from finishing before the late afternoon.
Many communities in Germany will experience their warmest day so far this year on Monday as summerlike warmth surges back.
Sunday was a drier day for many across Britain, but showers will return for Monday's spring bank holiday.
Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage from the central Plains through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys during the start of Memorial Day weekend.