Do you follow a green lifestyle at home? Is yes, then it’s a great thing. By going green, you have just saved the environment from harm and your future generations can enjoy the resources of our planet. But do you follow the eco-friendly lifestyle on vacations?
When people go on vacations, they usually think about the travel itineraries, the places to explore and local cuisine. In your excitement, you might not pay attention to how your actions affect the environmeny. Don’t worry, We have some great tips for you that will help you to enjoy a hassle-free eco-friendly vacation.
Get a Reusable Water Bottle
You don’t have to buy a new water bottle every time you are thirsty on your vacation. Get a reusable water bottle. They are safe and highly durable. You can refill the bottle with fresh drinking water and keep it with you at all times. In case you are visiting a place like India where you may not be comfortable with regular tap water, you can always buy a large water can and refill the reusable bottle before leaving your hotel room.
Go For Shared Accommodation
Whether you are traveling alone or with friends / family, it is always better to opt for shared accommodation. You don’t have to go for a separate room for yourself. Try getting a bunk bed accommodation. It will cost less and you will get to enjoy the company of people. This is also a great way to meet new people and get used to a new place. You could also check out accommodation options with the locals.
Search for Eco-Friendly Car Rentals
You might want to explore the place in a car. It is a great option but only if you go for an eco-friendly car rental service. This will help you to keep pollution at bay, and the car itself will be more economical. Just do your research before traveling to the place to save time and avoid running into last-minute hassles.
Check Out the Local Cuisine
What’s the use of visiting a new place and not trying out their local cuisine? People usually get excited at the thought of trying local cuisine. It might appeal to some, surprise a few and even cause some people to never try the food again. But it is the thrill of trying new food and enjoying locally grown produce that is even more exciting. Eating local also helps to protect the environment from harm. The next time you go on a vacation, try to relish the local delicacies instead of going to a fancy restaurant and having the same food that you can easily get at home.
Get Reusable Shopping Bags
Reusable shopping bags are great for shopping on vacations. They are light and highly durable. Some of these bags have been known to carry as much as 3 times the capacity of a regular plastic bag. You don’t have to buy plastic shopping bags every time you purchase a product. These bags can help you manage your shopping easily without any hassle.
Check out these amazing reusable shopping bag organizer systems which house sets of 7 and 10 bags in a single compact organizer. It slashes the storage requirements by almost 80% and with the vibrant colors, they are pretty stylish too. Get yourself a reusable shopping bag to make your shopping even more enjoyable.
Use Eco-Friendly Toiletries
Sunscreen and certain body lotions or body washes leave toxic residue in the water. This residue harms marine life. Even regular products may not be as eco-friendly as they seem. Make sure you get “green” toiletries for regular use as well as for use during vacations.
When you are out there enjoying your vacation, make sure that you follow the 3 R’s of the green lifestyle – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. You need to avoid waste at all costs. If you are staying in a hotel room, then use the bedsheets and the towels more than once instead of ordering fresh ones after a single use. These small initiatives go a long way in protecting the environment.
Now that you know the basics of enjoying a green vacation, have a great time on your next trip. Do share your experiences with us. We would love to hear about it.