Traveling cannot really be considered an “eco” activity because it’s definitely harder on our world than staying at home sweet home. But, I personally take great pleasure from getting out and experiencing the world, and learning what else is going on outside of my bubble.
For me, a vacation away is a much needed break from my everyday routine (and my desk). It lends me unstructured time with my family, it is a time of adventure and sleep, sunshine in the winter months, a refreshing opportunity to experience other places in our great world, find new inspiration, and if I’m lucky, hopefully even inspire someone or something along my journey. Here are some of my tips and tricks to take my conscious habits on vacation with me.
7 ECO TRAVEL TIPS: Consider these seven tips before you travel in order to be kind to your health, your travel companions, and our planet.
GREEN VACATION DESTINATIONS: If you are going to leave the country and head south, east, or west, make sure it’s worth it…here are a few places to visit to make it a true, “Bon Voyage”.
HOW TO GET FAR AWAY WITHOUT GOING FAR AWAY: Although it may seem impossible to take off sooner rather than later, there is sure to be a relaxing retreat not too far away to escape to for a mind, body, and soul rest + rejuvenation. For those in Toronto and the GTA, these gems are only a drive away.
HOW TO CREATE A FAMILY STAYCATION: If a big family getaway isn’t in the plans, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on making memories together, getting pampered or relieving stress. Creating your own spa staycation can bring you all of those benefits (without the hassles of travel!).
OUR GUIDE TO TRAVELLING CONSCIOUSLY: After acknowledging that travel is an indulgence, and adds weight to my grand efforts at living lightly, this is how I make sure that my conscious habits travel with me too.
TIPS FOR HEALTHIER TRAVEL – AIRPLANE EATS + DRINKS: The best way to deal with airplane travel eats and drinks and get the best service? Serve yourself! Follow these 8 tips for fresher, cleaner, healthier, and tastier airplane eats and drinks.
Be willing to get creative and to think outside the box — learning how to green your travel comes with its perks! Stocking the minibar (and sometimes an entire extra hotel fridge) with tons of treats, and organic, fresh food and drink is an art form with benefits. Here’s one of mine from a recent trip to Las Vegas with my family.