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10 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips for a Greener Vacation

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Eco-friendly travel is becoming an increasingly popular trend as more and more people are becoming aware of the impact that their vacations have on the environment. Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, there are many ways to make your vacation more sustainable and reduce your carbon footprint.

In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for a greener vacation that will help you travel responsibly and enjoy your time away from home without harming the planet.

 

1. Choose eco-friendly accommodation

When choosing where to stay on your vacation, look for hotels and resorts that have been certified as eco-friendly. These properties use sustainable practices such as recycling, energy-efficient lighting, and water conservation to reduce their environmental impact. Additionally, look for accommodations that are located close to public transportation, so you can easily get around without having to rent a car.

Here are some products we offer that you can use for an eco-friendly accommodation: 

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Bamboo Toothbrush with Travel Case

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Flushable Feminine pH Wipes, Travel Size, All Skin Types, Paraben Free, pH-Balanced, Daily Use

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Toothpaste Tablets with Fluoride, Fresh Citrus Mint Flavor, Zero Waste Eco-Friendly, 30 Tablets

 

 

2. Use public transportation

Renting a car or taking a taxi can be convenient, but it's also one of the most significant contributors to carbon emissions. Instead, consider using public transportation to get around. Not only is it better for the environment, but it's also a great way to experience a new place and interact with locals.

Here are some products we offer that can be used as an earth-friendly transportation means:

Kids,Adult Scooter with 3 Seconds Easy-Folding System, 220lb Folding Adjustable Scooter with Rear Brake and 200mm Large Wheels - Eco Trade Company

Kids Adult Scooter with 3 Seconds Easy Folding System 220lb Adjustable with Rear Brake and 200mm Large Wheels

Segway Ninebot S Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with LED Light, Portable and Powerful - Eco Trade Company

Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with LED Light, Portable and Powerful

Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter, Up to 40.4 Miles Long-Range Battery - Eco Trade Company

Electric Kick Scooter, Up to 40.4 Miles Long-Range Battery

 

 

3. Pack sustainably

When packing for your vacation, be mindful of the materials you're using. Bring a reusable water bottle and a reusable shopping bag to reduce your use of single-use plastics. Avoid packing items that you don't need, and instead, try to pack items that can be worn or used in multiple ways. This will not only save space in your suitcase, but it will also reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Here are some reusable shopping bags that helps you pack sustainably:

Reusable Grocery Shopping Box Bags - Eco Trade Company

Reusable Grocery Shopping Box Bags 

Reusable Produce Bags for Grocery Shopping -Zero Waste Washable Cotton Bulk Food & Mesh Produce Bags w/Drawstring - Eco Trade Company

Reusable Produce Bags for Grocery Shopping -Zero Waste Washable Cotton Bulk Food & Mesh Produce Bags w/Drawstring

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Beeswax Reusable Food Wraps, Sustainable Organic Eco-friendly Bees Wrap, 7 packs

 

 

4. Choose sustainable activities

When planning your itinerary, look for activities that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. For example, instead of taking a traditional safari, consider taking a wildlife safari that uses electric vehicles or bikes. If you're going to a beach, look for one that has a strong conservation program in place. Also, consider supporting local businesses and communities, which will help to preserve the culture and environment of the area.

Here are some energy-saving electric bikes that we offer for sustainable activities:

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Folding Electric Bike with Removable Battery, Orange/Black, 16" Wheels, 7-Speed

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Electric Bike, 27.5", 500W, 21.6 MPH, 48V 10Ah, Removable Lithium Battery, Shimano 21S Gears, Lockable Suspension Fork

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Folding Electric Ride On, Easy-Folding Built-In Carrying Handle, Lightweight Frame, LED Headlight, Rechargeable Battery, Ages 12+

 

 

5. Give back to the community

One of the best ways to make a positive impact on the environment is to give back to the local community. Look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to help with conservation efforts or to assist local organizations that are working to improve the environment. This is a great way to make a difference and to learn about the local culture and traditions.

Here are some offers that we have to help you make a positive impact to the environment and give back to the community: 

 

Eco Trade Company Gift Card - Eco Trade CompanyEco Trade Company Gift Card

Tree to be Planted - Eco Trade CompanyTree to be Planted

Certified Carbon Offset - Eco Trade Company

Certified Carbon Offset 

 

 

6. Offset your carbon footprint

Another way to make your vacation more eco-friendly is to offset your carbon footprint. This means compensating for the carbon emissions that you produce during your trip by investing in projects that reduce or remove carbon emissions.

Here are some products we offer that help offset your carbon footprint: 

 

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Toothpaste Tabs, Fluoride Free & Eco Friendly, Chewable Toothpaste Tablet for Kids and Adults

Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Natural Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush - Pack Of 4 - Eco Trade Company

Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Natural Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush - Pack Of 4

 

Certified Carbon Offset - Eco Trade Company

Certified Carbon Offset 

 

 

7. Be mindful of your food choices

Food production and transportation can be a significant source of carbon emissions. When planning your vacation, try to choose restaurants that use local and organic ingredients. This will not only help to reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also give you the opportunity to taste local and authentic cuisine. Additionally, try to avoid single-use plastics and packaging by bringing your own reusable containers for takeout or leftovers.

Here are some products we offer that helps offset your carbon footprint: 

THE FRESHGLOW Co FRESHPAPER Food Saver Sheets for Produce, 8 Reusable Sheets (1 Pack) - Eco Trade Company

Food Saver Sheets for Produce, 8 Reusable Sheets, 1 Pack

 

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Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Sandwich Bag, Leakproof, Dishwasher Safe, Eco-friendly

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Bee's Wrap - 3 Pack - Made in USA - Certified Organic Cotton - Plastic and Silicone Free - Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

 

 

8. Respect the local environment

When you're on vacation, it's important to respect the local environment and the communities that call it home. This means not littering, not disturbing wildlife, and not engaging in activities that could harm the environment. Additionally, be mindful of the water and energy usage in your accommodations, and try to reduce your consumption as much as possible.

Here are some products we offer to help conserve on energy and help local environment: 

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Solar Charger 25000mAh, Power Bank with 4 Solar Panels, Fast Charge External Battery Pack with Dual 2.1A Output USB Compatible with Smartphones 

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28W Solar Charger with 3 USB

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Solar Charger with Foldable Panels, 18W Fast Charging, 20,000mAh with Camping Light/Flashlight/Compass Type C USB Charger 3 Outputs

 

 

9. Avoid over-tourism

Over-tourism is a growing problem in many popular vacation destinations. When too many tourists visit a place at once, it can lead to overcrowding, pollution, and damage to the local environment and culture. To avoid over-tourism, consider visiting less popular destinations or visiting during off-peak seasons. Additionally, try to find activities that take you away from the most popular tourist spots and allow you to experience the local culture and environment in a more authentic way.

Here are some camping products that you can use when you go to remote places to help avoid over-tourism:

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Handcrafted Traditional Wooden Spoon | Lightweight & Eco-Friendly | Camping, Backpacking 

Wooden Serving Tray Plate - Heart Shape - Best Romantic Idea For Everyone You Love - Unique and Handmade - Eco Trade Company

 

Wooden Serving Tray Plate - Heart Shape - Best Romantic Idea For Everyone You Love - Unique and Handmade

Eco-Friendly Wood Camp Mug - Eco Trade Company

Eco-Friendly Wood Camp Mug 8 Oz

 

 

10. Be mindful of your souvenirs

When shopping for souvenirs or gifts, be mindful of the environmental impact of the items you're buying. Avoid purchasing products made from endangered species or from materials that are harmful to the environment. Instead, look for souvenirs that are made from sustainable materials or that support local artisans and businesses. Additionally, you can try to buy souvenirs that are functional and can be used, like a handmade basket, instead of buying something that will end up in a closet and forgotten.  

Here are some products we offer that will remind you to buy eco friendly souvenirs: 

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Picnic Basket Cooler with Portable Picnic Wine Table & Swing Handles

 

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Kitchen Brunch Gift Basket 8 piece Gift Basket

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Picnic Basket for 4 Person, Basket, Folding Picnic Blanket, Table Set, Plates Utensils, Hamper Cutlery Set

 

In conclusion, eco-friendly travel is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment while still enjoying your time away from home. By following these tips, you can make a positive difference for the planet while still having a great vacation. Remember to choose eco-friendly accommodation, use public transportation, pack sustainably, choose sustainable activities, give back to the local community, offset your carbon footprint, be mindful of your food choices, and respect the local environment. With a little bit of planning and effort, you can have a sustainable and enjoyable vacation that makes a difference for the environment. 

By following these tips, you can have a more eco-friendly vacation and reduce your impact on the environment. It's important to remember that small changes can add up to make a big difference. Every step you take towards a more sustainable vacation will help to preserve the planet for future generations to enjoy.

 

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