I have a new article in the New York Times travel section.
It’s about how hotels in the Pacific Northwest (specifically in Oregon and northern California) are leading a trend to be UPSCALE and SUSTAINABLE.
They’re not just greenwashing, they are actually making substantial changes that save thousands of pounds of trash from the landfill and could affect the entire hotel industry, if other luxury hotels would follow their lead.
Read the article, Northwest Hotels go Eco-Plus.
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the trip:
Baby Leone on my back outside the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore., with sustainability director (that is, general manager) Chris Erickson, the man behind many of the hotel’s eco-initiatives
My traveling companions: A 11-year-old and her 8-month-old baby sister
Drake Park in Bend, Oregon, is just a few blocks from a brand new hotel featured in the article, The Oxford Hotel
Drake Park, where women sport bikini tops, men carry babies, and teenagers hand-paddle lazily down the Deschutes River on inner tubes and air mattresses