As much as we love to travel, we know it takes a toll on the environment. From airplane exhaust to single-use, travel-sized items in plastic packaging, traveling isn’t exactly eco-friendly. But there are ways to put the planet high on the list of priorities during your next adventure.
For every flight you take, plant a tree. It may seem small and insignificant, but donating to the Arbor Day Foundation or getting down and dirty in your own yard and planting a tree can make even the smallest difference in offsetting your carbon footprint.
Pack and prep with reusable essentials. Anticipate your activities on your next trip and pack accordingly. Don’t forget a reusable water bottle, remember to forgo the plastic straws and instead of stuffing liquids into a plastic Ziploc bag, invest in a reusable clear zippered bag that can pass through security. Other toiletries to consider are biodegradable dental floss or toothpaste bites that become foamy once in your mouth.
Opt for shorter flights. Connecting flights aren’t always ideal as some of us just want to get to our destination in one go, but short-haul flights require less fuel, and stopovers offer you the opportunity to squeeze two vacations into one trip.
Carry on only. Heavier checked-in bags cause the plane to use more fuel to fly, so by carrying on and adhering to the weight limits, you’re doing your little part to save the planet.
Don’t fly at all. Research alternative methods of transit, like trains, buses or rental cars.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
You’re probably familiar with the walking taco if you’re a fan of street food, convenience or even just snacking. Today, the walking taco most commonly refers of an individual-sized bag of Doritos cut open along the long edge and filled with the usual taco topping suspects, but the original walking tacos were made with Fritos corn chips. And, before those, there was the Frito pie — the original, original walking taco, allegedly born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
The travel industry is booming with the global sector growing at 3.9 percent, as reported by the World Travel Tourism Council. This figure accounts for $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs contributed to the world economy, and for eight years in a row was above the growth rate of the world GDP. That may be good news for the travel sector and destinations with little economic stability outside of tourism, but is also becoming a crisis. Travel is more popular than ever now that the middle class is going global, the airlines are competing for fares and stories of people quitting their jobs to travel the world are the norm.