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1. Getting There
Planes, trains, and automobiles... Of these, planes are the worst, but if you fly on an airline that has taken measures to reduce their carbon footprint by eliminating excess waste and recycling as much as possible, it will be better. Southwest is an airline you might want to consider which has done a lot to reduce their carbon footprint.
What about trains? Trains are a very scenic way to travel and they are not terrible on the environment.
Automobiles? If you are making a road trip, then consider renting a hybrid vehicle if you don’t currently own one.
Look for hotels that use green programs. Also check the hotels location and make sure there is plenty of public transportation nearby that you can use. Once in your hotel, notify them that you don’t need new towels every day. Turn lights off when you leave the room and adjust the thermostat when you are not in the room to use less electricity.
Even though you checked your hotel to see that it has public transportation, also consider finding other ways to travel. If you stay in the city centers you will be able to walk to many places of interest, plus cafes and shops. You could also consider renting a bicycle for the week and traveling by bike.
4. Leave It Cleaner Than When You Got There
It is always good practice to pick up trash when you see it. It can help balance out your carbon footprint and is just the right thing to do.
Also shopping at local farms, farmers markets and small fruit stands while you are away, instead of the grocery store is another way to reduce your carbon foot-print. You will find fresh, local produce and save money too.
Staycations are also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by exploring things right in your own area and being in nature. Travel definitely takes its toll on the environment, but if you do choose to go away, you can still reduce your carbon footprint when you travel.
How do you approach an eco-friendly vacation?
So I’m wondering, how do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?
My 2017 resolution was to stop spending so much on printed books and working so much. I actually went on a book buying fast for several months in 2017 and cut way, way back in 2018. It was difficult because I so love books, but it is made easier when I think about having to either ship them or store them when we move again.
And the working so much? Well, I have taken a bit more time off and am back to daily walks, which help me handle the stress a lot better. Just getting away from my desk and out in nature has made a big difference.
I also vowed to eat better - which I'm still enjoying. :D
Some resolutions really change your life, others not so much. So for 2019 I am working on buying used books (cheaper and recycling is always a good idea) and also being picky about how many I keep. I'm going to continue eating the clean, veggie rich diet and make more time to travel. I think we may visit Sweden this year as well as some short trips in the US.
So how about you? What are your resolutions and are you keeping them?
Hi Travel Family!
The holidays are over and it's a few months before the next travel adventure begins, so what are you to do? It's too cold (for most of us) to do much outside....So why not invite your BFF over and have a movie marathon?
I was inspired by a list of 'Chick Flick' movies I found online, thinking I probably hadn't seen many off the list. Turns out that while I don't watch much TV I do watch more movies than I realize! How many of these have you seen?
Here are 39 movies to watch or re-watch with your BFF this winter:
13 Going on 30
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bring it on
Crazy, Stupid Love
Drive Me Crazy
Friends with Benefits
Gone with the Wind
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Letters to Juliet
Made of Honor
Maid in Manhattan
My Best Friends Wedding
No Strings Attached
Pretty in Pink
Romeo and Juliet
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion
She’s All That
Sleepless in Seattle
Sweet Home Alabama
The Parent Trap
The Princess Bride
The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Singer
While You Were Sleeping
You’ve Got Mail
Happy 2019 my dear friends!
Here's to making this the best year of you life, (so far)!
May it be a year filled with love, laughter and unlimited travel opportunities for you.
See you at the airport~
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