4 Easy Tips for Eco-Conscious Travel

Are you still working on your 2021 travel itinerary? Yeah, us too! With travel ramping back up around the world, it’s important to be intentional about how we get to and experience each place. Whether you’re planning a tropical vacation or a secluded mountain getaway, there are a few easy ways to reduce your environmental impact while on the road. Before you jet-set to your next destination, take note of our eco-conscious travel tips below.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)


One of the simplest ways to reduce your waste when traveling is to bring your own reusable water bottle. It’s easy to just grab a plastic water bottle at the airport or while you’re out exploring, but this conscious effort can make a big difference. Stay hydrated in style throughout your vacation with the Etched Glass Water Bottle ($30). It’s the perfect size to pack in your bag for every excursion!

Choose Eco-Friendly Destinations


Planning your next big trip? Opt for a sustainable destination to make the most out of your eco-conscious travel plans. For instance, The Green Maya Retreats offer a variety of guided tours to eco-destinations. You’ll learn about preserving the Earth, go on epic group adventures, and bring home memories you’ll never forget. And all while making a positive impact on the environment.

Use Public Transportation


Taking public transportation is great for both the Earth and your wallet. You can avoid creating additional carbon emissions with private transport, as well as save more of your travel budget for souvenirs. Most cities are equipped with plenty of public transpiration options, whether that be trains, busses, or even rental bikes. Not only that, but it will make your travel experience that much better, as it gives you an opportunity to connect with locals and other travelers.

Pack Light

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We know it can be difficult not to overpack – there are so many outfits to be worn on vacation! However, every pound of luggage counts when flying. The more a plane weighs, the more carbon emissions it produces. To lessen your pollution contribution when you travel, do your best to pack only what you need. Tip: Plan an outfit for each day or activity ahead of time to avoid tossing too much in your suitcase.

Looking for your next United States adventure? Check out our latest Green City Series feature: An Eco-Guide to Austin, Texas.