Jun 28, 2021, 10:56 am493 ptsHot
The world is slowly reopening for global travel, and people are starting to look at options. Many travelers are also becoming more conscious of the impact of human activity on the planet. This is why eco travel is very popular right now. It should be more than a trend, however, as this new generation of travelers is beginning to demand it. Eco travel doesn't have to be limiting or inconvenient either. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of planning. Let's take a look at how you can travel sustainably in 2021.
Choose the Right Destination
The first thing you have to do is choose the right destination. If you're in the continental United States, you should be looking for destinations that are as close to the mainland as possible. That means reconsidering places like Southeast Asia if you were looking for a tropical destination. Instead, you should consider looking at some of the hidden gems in the Caribbean.
One of them is Belize. It's only a two-hour flight from Miami and Belize eco resorts are some of the best in the world. We would suggest you give this destination a look if you want to try something new.
Build a Sustainability Kit
One of the things you want to do is reduce the amount of waste you generate during your travels. This means that you should reuse as much as you can, so bring some reusable tableware and only use reusable bottles. Another thing you should do is find a quick-dry towel that you will use for everything. You can use it as a personal towel or if you want to lounge on the beach. Using a single towel will reduce the amount of laundry that has to be done, and the amount of energy wasted in the process.
Choose where you will be staying carefully. You should have plenty of dining and entertainment options close to where you are. This goes for shopping as well. If you need advice, don't hesitate to ask the hotel staff or a concierge for local options.
Hire a Local Guide
Another thing you should consider doing is hiring a local guide. They will help you find even more options close to where you are. You might discover activities you weren't aware of either. Try to look for grassroots companies that offer excursions and tours. This allows you to reduce your footprint by traveling as a group.
Consider Eco-Friendly Flights or Travel Options
If you can go for a cruise or use the train to get to your destination, go ahead. These are all greener options than flying. Many green cruises use biofuels and generate as little waste as possible. Note that eco-flights are also becoming increasingly common, and we can expect to see more options in the future.
If you want to travel in style and limit your carbon footprint all at the same time, we suggest you use these few tips. You'll be able to enjoy yourself while keeping your impact on the environment to a minimum.
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