Sustainable travel tips
Bring your own bag of eco friendly products
It’s easy to get caught up in using single-use plastics whilst you’re away, from water bottles to plastic straws, but the best way to make sure your waste doesn’t pile up out of control is to bring our own zero-waste products.
There are numerous options when it comes to zero waste products, for example, shampoo bars instead of bottles, deodorant bars instead of spray, reusable pack-away bags, and even bamboo toothbrushes.
Ditch the 10 plastic bottles for one reusable water bottle, invest in some reusable cutlery/straws, and don't forget your reusable masks!
Support the local economy
A great way of making sure you leave a positive impact on the communities and places you visit is by finding local activities and experiences that give back directly to the residents and their economy.
Skip big chains; shopping at local markets and eating in locally run restaurants will also help you immerse yourself in the culture!
Many of our tour operators seek out the best local experiences and help more of the profits go directly to them!
Carbon offset flights
If you have to fly, look into offsetting your emissions, which helps to balance them out in other ways through funding tree planting or solar panel projects.
Whilst it’s no quick fix, it's a nice way of compensating for your carbon footprint, and helping preserve the environment.
Take the train on shorter journeys
Reducing the number of domestic flights you take is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint.
There are many cross-country/international railways that could get you where you need to go, and it's a convenient and environmentally friendly way to do so.
Whilst train journeys are our favourite there are plenty more great ways to travel more sustainably!
Packing light also helps when flying, as the heavier your bags are, the greater the fuel consumption.
Not only does packing only the essentials help reduce your carbon footprint, but it also makes your life a whole lot easier when you’re constantly on the move and is easier to fit onto those sustainable methods of transport such as trains and man-powered rickshaws!