04/12/2013 09:49 am ET

Green Vacation Spots Powered By Renewable Energy

From Mother Nature Network's Josh Lew:

A major task for anyone taking a trip is finding the right accommodations. Luckily, for those of us who want to be Earth-friendly while on the road, this doesn't have to mean trading a comfortable hotel bed for a tent. Whether you want to go completely off the grid while still retaining some luxuries and comforts or you simply want to make your travels as green as possible without too much sacrifice, these resorts and destinations, all powered by renewable energy, should be at the top of your list.

While taking a vacation somewhere that is completely powered by on-site renewable energy can be a great way to green your travels, stepping completely off the grid might not be necessary if you want to achieve your goal of a carbon-neutral vacation.