It's too late to book a room in one of the shortest-lived hotels in the world, the Save the Beach Hotel in Rome. The hotel was open June 3-7, and, it only had 5 rooms! Even more astonishing is the fact that the hotel is made of trash--that's right, trash. It was built to highlight the damage done to beaches by the trash that is left on them. There's more information on the BBC news site, click here.
I'm sure your vacation plans include establishments that are a little more conventional! If you still haven't planned your summer vacation, come visit our travel section where you'll find books such as 239 Great Places to Escape to Nature without Roughing It [917.304 TWO] and Recommended Bed and Breakfasts: New England by Eleanor Berman [917.4 BER]. Or, if you're particularly environmentally conscious, you may wish to borrow Fodor's Green Travel: The World's Best Eco-Lodges & Earth-Friendly Hotels [917.46 FOD].