If you are an eco-conscious individual, travelling in an earth friendly mindset can be daunting. However, there are many ways you can still enjoy our travels and adventures while still living and maintaining an ecofriendly lifestyle. If you are interesting in knowing more, read further to find out how you be a more earth conscious traveler and do your part to keep the world’s most beautiful places intact.
Choose Your Accommodations Wisely
Where you will stay is an important decision for any travel destination. When travelling with an ecofriendly mindset, you might have concerns for some of the choices for accommodations you come across. Hotel chains and largely built hotels in the middle of a city are often not the most ecofriendly choices, although probably the most advertised. Instead of choosing one of these, opt for the more eco conscious options such as sustainable hotels and hostels that are becoming ever more popular. You can also search on AirBnb and other websites that allow you to stay in a rental property that is owned by someone else. You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to enjoy an ecofriendly stay.
Travel with Reusable Tote Bags
Traveling with full color printed bags can save on your use of plastic. You will likely still be doing some shopping for groceries or souvenirs while on your trip. So why not do so as you would at home, with reusable bags instead of using plastic. They are light and easy to pack in your suitcase or carry on for easy travel and are a great way to keep your items organized throughout your trip.
Eating locally is another great way to travel in an ecofriendly way and also a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture. You will be experiencing flavors and foods that you might otherwise miss out on by choosing more commercial foods that arrive with the use of cars and other means of natural resources. Eating locally means you are enjoying foods that were grown in the backyard of residents, which is a great way to dine on natural resources.
Ecofriendly Modes of Transportation
Transportation will most likely be a concern when you are travelling, especially if you plan to visit multiple locations throughout your stay. When possible, choose the train as it uses the least amount of fuel to get you to your destination. You can also rent a bicycle to do some exploring close by to your hotel, or consider renting an electric car if needed. All of these choices will reduce your overall carbon footprint and make your trip that much more adventurous!
Live Like You’re at Home
Finally, in all that you do, bring your habits from home on your trip with you. Whatever you do at home or while you are out and about, do the same things while you are travelling, such as using less water, turning out lights, carrying a refillable water bottle, etc.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to travel in an ecofriendly way, that you will find yourself booking your next adventure as soon as you can!