Be an Eco-Globetrotter: Take Green Vacations!

Be an Eco-Globetrotter: Take Green Vacations!

by happy June 12, 2013

With the school season almost over, many families are planning for a much-deserved getaway. But travelling doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from living green,as there are plenty of options for you to keep the planet and your family happy. Check out some of the green vacations the Happy Stan’s team came up with:

 

Hotel Green.

With a little searching, you can find amazing green hotels and resorts around the world:

 

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji – Named Australasia’s Leading Green Hotel by the 2012 World Travel Awards.

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul – A former Ottoman Palace on the shores of Istanbul’s beautiful Bosphorous Strait turned into a five star green hotel.

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Crosby Street Hotel is an eco-friendly option in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood.

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Explore the City minus the car.

By exploring your destination by bike or on foot, you’ll be able to see and experience the culture. You’ll also see things that you may have missed by car. For those that are not within walking distance, use the local public transportation system to reduce your carbon footprint. Another bonus? You won’t have to worry about finding parking or paying for the rental, gas, and insurance.

 

Pack light and wash less.

Opt not to have your hotel linens and towels laundered daily wherever you stay. This will save both water and energy. And when it comes to packing, light is always better.

 

Go local.

You don’t always have to travel far to find beauty in this world. Explore your own backyard by hiking the Chief, exploring Vancouver Island, or camping in the Okanagan.

 

Buy local souvenirs.

Instead of walking into large chain souvenir shops, buy local goods when you travel. Not only will you be supporting local artists, you’ll have something more meaningful than something mass-produced.

 
How do you plan on spending your summer vacation? Tell Stan on twitter and Facebook, he’d love to hear it!

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