Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?

They come in the form of small cards, rocks or pieces of wood — the hotel reminders that guests can choose to skip having their towels and sheets washed every day, in a bid to save water and energy. Over the years, they’ve become expected as a base level for a hotel or lodge to show that it’s interested in being environmentally responsible. Guests even notice when, after they have hung their towels to avoid daily washing, they’re still replaced with fresh ones.

How much effect do these hotel linen programs really have?

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Travel Like a Royal at These 18 North American Castles

Belvedere Castle; New York, New York.

It seems that everyone is caught up by Royal Fever these days. But, if your travel plans preclude a long-distance trip to Europe, there are plenty of castle-like buildings to explore in North America. Sure, only two of them have actually housed royalty, but the scope and magnitude of the rest make them well worth a visit.

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Go Inside the World’s Most Exotic New Hotel

The Bangkok-based Bill Bensley—who has designed more than 200 resorts in 30 countries—is known for being a visionary and encouraging people to think outside the box. His latest outpost, Capella Ubud, a Dutch-style tented camp in the hinterlands of a village called Keliki, debuts June 29 in Bali. It is the first of his two tent-style properties that open this year (the second, Shinta Mani Wild, opens at the end of the year in Cambodia).

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Think small: 8 tiny house hotels with big personalities

Tuxbury Tiny House Village

High up on a bluff in Appalachia, guests soak in a hot tub while watching the sun dip into the green valley below. Hang gliders soar through the surrounding skies, while trees rustle their way into evening.

Guests, however, don’t only come to this tranquil resort for the views. They also come for a peek into a way of living that’s simple, enchanting and very small.

At Live a Little Chatt, there aren’t any hotel rooms. Instead, there are three custom-built tiny houses from which guests may choose to stay.

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5 travel tips to make the most of your family road trip

Long road trips can be such a drag. And if you’ve got kids in the back seat, it can be difficult to keep them entertained for hours on end.

These days, it’s easy to hand devices to kids or pop in a DVD to keep temper tantrums at bay. However, enriching your road trip the old-fashioned way with games and creative pit stops is another simple trick. TODAY tapped Mark Ellwood, Conde Nast Traveler contributor and author of “Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World,” for a few family- and budget-friendly travel tips to make the most of your long car journey.

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It’s vacation time: How to travel with medicine

Summer is finally here! But, before you take off on that trip you’ve been planning for months, Emory internist Dr. Sharon Bergquist says to make a list of the medications you take and keep your essentials with you.

“Pack your medication in your carry-on bag. Suitcases can get lost. The most important thing is to have it on you,” says Dr. Bergquist.

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