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  • 4 Must-Know, Simple Travel Tips

    Summer’s coming and with Memorial Day weekend a few weeks away many have vacations on their mind.

    Want to get away and avoid the green guilt that can sometimes accompany traveling?

    Here’s 4 simple ways:

    1. Book a Green Seal Certified hotel. They’re more prevalent than ever, and if you do a quick search can likely find one in your area. Even if the hotel isn’t officially certified take the time to inquire about environmental initiatives. What cleaning products do they use? Energy saving measures? Any environmentally-friendly amenities? Etc.

    2. Carpool – if you’re headed out of town with friends or family take as few vehicles as possible. You’ll save gas money and cut down on harmful fuels. (And enjoy some family bonding time… err…)

    3. Shop and eat locally at “green” businesses. Most destinations boast a few eco-friendly restaurants and boutiques. These are two of my favorite aspects to enjoy when traveling. Don’t get stuck at a chain restaurant you could go to any old day. Plan ahead and you’ll support the area’s economy and hopefully enjoy tasty grub and memorable purchases with a smaller footprint.

    4. Walk or use public transportation. You’ve heard it before, but this bares repeating. If you’re doing lots of exploring the driving can add up quickly. Plus, you’re on vacation  – relax and get out of the driver’s seat.

    Posted by Beth

    About Beth Funari

    Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • Jeremiah S

      I always forget about checking into green businesses before I head out. Thanks for the tips.