Thursday, October 23, 2008

7 Green Vacation Spots You're Going to Need to Visit

No matter whether you're an Obama supporter or a McCain supporter, one thing we're all going to need after this Presidential Election is a vacation.

National Geographic's Green Guide had a great article the other day on 7 Green destinations for travelers. The destinations were picked based on their sustainable practices, recycling and resource conservation efforts, and ambiance. Here are the top 5 from the list.

First on the list was Camp Denali in Vice-Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin's home state of Alaska. Camp Denali is located in Denali National Park and Preserve home of Mt. McKinley (Denali), the tallest peak in North America.(

Second was the Orchard Garden Hotel in beautiful San Francicsco, California. The Orchard Garden is a LEED-certified hotel in the heart of the city, just a couple minutes walk from Fisherman's Wharf, the beach, fine Italian food in Little Italy, or breathtaking views of the city from Telegraph Hill. Forget driving in San Francisco and hop one of the cable cars or rent a hybrid car and take day trips around the bay area to Mt. Tamalpais, Tomales Bay, Half Moon Bay (where the pumpkins are great right now), or even visit the Computer History Museum. (

Number three on the list is the Rock Harbor Lodge in Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. Tucked away on a remote island in Northwest Lake Superior, Rock Harbor Lodge offers seclusion and beauty giving you ample opportunity to unwind (

The Sundance Resort in Sundance Utah has long been a favorite getaway destination and with 6000 acres of wilderness and some of the best skiing anywhere it's no wonder it was number four on the list.(

For the rest of the list be sure to check out

Photo by Tyler Westcott via Flickr.

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