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Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home During COVID-19

by Angelique Platas

Apr 17, 2020

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Trends / Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Day all day, month or year long with these easy conservation steps:

 

Turn the Faucet Off While Brushing Your Teeth
Honestly, you don’t need your faucet running nearly as often as you think you do. Yes, when washing hands and dishes to scrub and rinse, but while lathering up your face and hands for washing, preparing your toothbrush with toothpaste and while actually brushing your teeth — you do not need the water running.

 

Typically, we let the water run out of habit, forgetfulness or the comfort of the sound, but the majority of running water is actually wasted. The average person wastes three gallons of water a year just brushing their teeth — multiply that by person in each household, or just read the stats.

 

Go Part-Time Vegetarian
Few things are more detrimental to the environment than meat production, but it can be difficult to relearn what to eat, cook and shop for overnight. Try being a part-time vegetarian, cutting out meat products when you can, swapping out meat proteins for beans, meat replacements and whole grains. Check out some recipes here and plan a few vegetarian meals, or enlist the help of subscription services, vegetarian takeout and other plant-based options near you.

 

Recycle
While easy and obvious, you’d be surprised to know many people don’t recycle. Collect your glass, plastic, aluminum and paper waste and do your best to recycle responsibly.

 

Swap out Plastics
Something we’ve all been trying to accomplish for years, swapping out plastics and single-use items for environmentally friendly products can be a gamechanger for the environment and your wallet.

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Jul 1, 2020

PasoPort Wine Company

Paso Robles is overflowing with wineries showcasing some of California's best varietals, but, for a unique wine tasting experience, follow the winding road up a tree-covered hillside just outside of town to PasoPort Wine Company and Distillery.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

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.

Products / Travel
Jul 1, 2020

Matein Travel Backpack

A quick search on Amazon.com will populate a gigantic list of formidable travel backpacks, all touting the same features and benefits, but if you want to skip the list and land on an affordable, quality and feature-heavy pack for your next trip, consider the Matein travel backpack.

Tips / Destination
Jun 30, 2020

The One Attraction You’re Missing Out on in Nearly Every City

World-class attractions usually come with a steep price tag to see the best artwork, architecture and volumes of rare books. Or you can go and see the one attraction you're missing out on in nearly every city: the library.

City Exploration in the Modern Age

You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …

Products / Accessories
Jun 30, 2020

EzPacking Transparent Toiletry Bag

Plastic-averse travelers may shudder at the thought of using a resealable, zip-closed plastic bag for travel-sized liquids each and every time they travel. While some sturdier brands can be used multiple times, there’s a possibility the plastic could rip or the zipper could malfunction, therefore resulting in a free-for-all liquid disaster in your luggage. More secure toiletry bags can be safer bets, but fancy fabrics and designs can conceal the contents within, making them futile travel companions when it comes to TSA screenings.