New Year's Resolution Trips

Looking to start the New Year on the right foot? Here are the trips to get you motivated.

Resolution: Help Green the Earth

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Where to Go: Maui

What to Do: Okay, so you took a giant, fuel-eating plane to get here (at least you shared it with other people), but you’re in a place where you can become a hands-on environmental steward. The Hawaii Nature Center offers “Volun-tourism” projects where you can, say, help restore wetlands (808/244-6500; hawaiinaturecenter.org), while the Sierra Club offers one “volunteer vacation,” among others, where you can help stabilize an archaeological site while also taking time to snorkel and watch whales (415/977-5500; sierraclub.org).

Where to Stay: The Fairmont Kea Lani is pretty green for a big brand hotel: it recycles most of its laundry wastewater and also participates in local programs to clean beaches, protect local turtles, and restore the island’s taro plant population. —Katrina Brown Hunt

New Year's Resolution Trips

Resolution: Help Green the Earth

Where to Go: Maui

What to Do: Okay, so you took a giant, fuel-eating plane to get here (at least you shared it with other people), but you’re in a place where you can become a hands-on environmental steward. The Hawaii Nature Center offers “Volun-tourism” projects where you can, say, help restore wetlands (808/244-6500; hawaiinaturecenter.org), while the Sierra Club offers one “volunteer vacation,” among others, where you can help stabilize an archaeological site while also taking time to snorkel and watch whales (415/977-5500; sierraclub.org).

Where to Stay: The Fairmont Kea Lani is pretty green for a big brand hotel: it recycles most of its laundry wastewater and also participates in local programs to clean beaches, protect local turtles, and restore the island’s taro plant population. —Katrina Brown Hunt

Courtesy of the Hawaii Nature Center
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