Your Guide to Responsible Travel Across the U.S. | HI USA Sustainability


Your guides to responsible travel


Your Guides to Responsible Travel Across the U.S.

If we have a hostel there, we know the area inside and out. Check out our staff’s recommendations for responsible travel through a local’s eyes. And these are the things they see, do, and eat themselves, so you know you’re getting an authentic experience.



Los Angeles

travelers visiting Harvard University Santa Monica Pier

New York City


Staten Island Ferry passing Statue of Liberty Sacramento street with horse and carriage

San Francisco

Washington DC

traveler walking in San Francisco alley with murals traveler looking at the George Washington Monument


New Orleans

girl riding bike in Chicago St. Charles Streetcars



baltimore inner harbor with water taxi Portland sign

Green Tips from Lonely Planet™


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Lighten Up Your Travel Footprint

With a few new habits that won’t cost you anything, you can help make any place you choose to visit a more sustainable travel destination for years to come, whether it’s a Polynesian island, an African wildlife reserve or a historic European city.


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Fun & Easy Ways to 'Green' Your Vacation

Want to make your next vacation more sustainable, without sacrificing any of the fun or spending lots of extra money? It’s surprisingly simple!