Going green and reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be the life overhaul it sounds like — travel days included. Whether you’re packing for a big trip or just a morning commute, you can reduce your carbon footprint with these easy, introductory, eco-friendly swaps.
Yes, even while traveling, you can alter your shopping habits to be eco-friendlier. Reduce food waste and plan your meals in advance of your shopping trip. This can help eliminate impulse buys and even help with your budget. As boring as it may seem, having the same thing for breakfast and lunch for five days a week can make your weekly shopping easier and more eco- and budget-friendly.
Speaking of shopping, purchasing vintage and thrift clothing, accessories and home goods may be trendy, but it’s also affordable and environmentally friendly. You can find great shops, flea markets and more in most cities you travel to, so scout one nearby for your next souvenir run.
Pro tip: You can even clean out some unused goods of your own and make a little cash with companies like ThredUp.
Bring Your Own …
Bringing your own reusable bags on shopping trips, to-go boxes to restaurants you frequent, reusable straws and more (basically dealer’s choice) can eliminate a lot of waste. It may seem silly at first, but make sure you speak up — when ordering a drink, mention you don’t need a straw and eventually it will become second nature.
Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
The Florida beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel invite guests to celebrate the holiday season with beachside festivities.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.