Los Angeles Times

1. Community help: Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Sleek Siem Reap stay Hôtel de la Paix within easy reach of majestic Angkor Wat, is actively involved in the local community through a multi-tiered charity and social scheme. Hôtel de la Paix supports the Life & Hope Academy Sewing School, teaching disadvantaged women basic seamstress skills, and funds the Green Gecko Orphanage. Guests can share the love by not only sponsoring, but visiting these projects, or donating life-enhancing items, such as toys for children, school equipment, sacks of rice, water wells or even a pair of pigs. travelroads.com