Sustainable Vacationing

Often times when people think of living a more sustainable or minimalist lifestyle they picture an existence stripped of conveniences and luxuries, but I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth! Take my recent vacation with the hubs to Asheville’s Aloft hotel in the North Carolina Mountains, for example. Just look at this place and tell me you couldn’t rough it here for a few days!

alf3373-exterior_HD2-1

What makes Aloft a more sustainable place to stay is that it’s an eco-friendly  hotel built with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and includes lots of green amenities like bottle-quality reverse osmosis water stations on every floor along with shampoo and shower gel dispensers in each guest bathroom to help cut down on plastic bottle waste!

IMG_2268a

Want to help save water and energy too? Aloft gives you the option to skip the maid service and enjoy a $5 daily voucher instead!

IMG_2674a

Did I mention Aloft is a pet friendly hotel? Yep, so all of you animal lovers (like me) can bring Fido with you during your next stay, free of charge! And if you don’t have a dog…adopt one of Aloft’s foster dogs!

IMG_2479a

These sweet girls were being fostered during our visit. I nearly came home with one!

Interested in staying at an Aloft hotel near you or during your next vacation? Click here for a list of locations. Here’s to happy, sustainable travels and puppy dog kisses!

Additional tips for making your next vacation more sustainable…don’t forget to bring the following reusable items.

For hot and cold beverages to-go, bring your own tumbler.

61EvHFeHO-L._SL1024_
Stainless Steel Tumbler

For picnics or take-out orders, these bamboo utensils come in handy.

61OwGcnwyjL._SL1000_
To-Go Ware

I always bring several reusable totes with me on vacation. They’re perfect for dirty clothes, shopping and so much more!

71fwikyTS2L._SL1500_
Reusable Shopping Tote

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s