5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint while Traveling

As more and savvier travelers express concern over their potential carbon footprint, vacation providers are offering more Eco-friendly options than ever.

You can make a difference, no matter how small it seems. Here are our top five favorite ways to reduce carbon footprint while traveling!

Get off the tour bus and onto the street! Free walking tours are a fantastic way to see the best that a city has to offer.


Book some time at an Eco-hotel. Eco-minded hotels are popping up around the globe, motivated by a desire to operate with the fewest resources possible.

Reuse your towels and ask that your sheets not be changed. Talk to the front desk staff to request that your sheets and towels only be changed when you ask for them to be cleaned.

Pack a reusable coffee cup and water bottle. This small step will not only save disposable cups and plastic water bottles from the landfill, it will help contribute to your travel savings.

Purchase carbon credits. Purchasing a carbon credit for the amount of miles that you flew on your flight can help to offset the emissions by planting a set amount of  trees each year.

You can ensure that your travels don’t end up harming the Earth with just a couple of careful changes.

That way, other travelers can continue to enjoy some of the world’s great destinations long after you’ve gone home.

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