Tops Tips for Greener Travel

MatthewA By MatthewA, 13th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Millions have holidays each year, and so such travel can inevitably have an environmental impact. However, when traveling on holiday there are a variety of ways that you can have a more environmentally sound holiday. Regardless of where you go, be sure to follow some of these tips for greener travel.

Tops Tips for Greener Travel

The first tip is to leave the car at home. This means shelving potential camping holidays! Do this, and do not rent cars either. By doing so, this will reduce greenhouse gases and enhance your carbon footprint. As an alternative you can use public transport instead such as trains.

When on holiday consider also taking your own bottle of water, as opposed to purchasing mineral water. Water bottles can be refilled via taps, so purchasing mineral water is not essential. This would be cheaper, and also will require only one plastic bottle and save several.

In addition to this, it is worth noting that it may still be possible to recycle when on holiday. Look out for any recycle bins and if you find some then return with any recyclable plastic or glass bottles. Plastic bags and paper can also be recycled along with this.

Always take an ordinance survey map with you as well. These are detailed maps that will display any potential walking or hiking trails. With these, you can be sure to find some of the best walking routes. Also look out for any signs which may point to footpaths and walking trails along the coast. With these, you may be able to walk a few miles to some destinations, and there can be some great designated walking trails along the coast and countryside.

Cycling is another quicker alternative. If possible, consider cycling when holiday. Some destinations may have extensive cycling routes, and these cycle routes may be highlighted with an ordinance survey map.

Eco-lodges are also recommended accommodation options for greener travel. So, consider staying at reputable eco-lodges. This website is great for finding some eco-lodges and greener hotels to stay at. These eco-lodges and greener hotels are geared towards tourism.

Another tip worth noting is to plan a holiday with eco tour operators. These are travel organizations that are geared towards providing greener holidays. Good examples of these include the likes of Eurocamp, Baobab Travel, and Dragoman Overland. Overall, there is some variety of these that can organize some great holidays and also pursue green travel policies. This website also provides some further details for eco tour operators.

So these are a few good tips for greener travel and holidays. Be sure to take your own ordinance survey maps for hiking and cycling, take your own water bottles, stick to public transport, look for recycle bins, book-in with an eco-lodge or greener accommodation option, and plan holidays with eco tour operators.


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