Top 10 Green Travel Tips for Eco Travelers!
As the Covid Lockdown has been removed from the majority of the world, people have begun traveling once more, however, we are conscious that this is not the greenest activity to engage in. The idea of green travel is introduced here to address all the problems.
Green travel became popular as a wide phrase for ecotourism and responsible travel activities that aim to benefit the environment as well as the social and economic well-being of the local people.
When done correctly, green travel is the polar opposite of mass tourism. It's all about attempting to make better decisions that help to reduce the negative effects of travel.
Here are 10 of the things we do on our journeys to help save the environment, as described in the "Eco Travel" suggestions below.
1. Slow Travel.
Slow travel is another popular travel trend, and for good reason. Traveling at a slower speed usually results in a greater quality experience, as you have more time to take everything in.
If you only have a week or two to spend on vacation, consider taking a brief excursion to a beach town along the coast of Pondicherry rather than a nonstop sightseeing tour of Andaman and Nicobar Island.
These types of trips save money, are more environmentally friendly, and allow you to have a more true relationship with the places you visit.
2. Stay with natives to be more sustainable.
Okay, I can already hear some people laughing, but Couchsurfing is an amazing way to travel. You get to stay among locals, discuss ideas, and engage with people on a whole new level.
Staying with a local is certainly far more eco-friendly than staying in a hotel, especially because you don't use much more energy in powering the place.
If you're not comfortable with this idea, you can always opt for shared lodgings in an Airbnb.3. Use bikes or scooters and walk where possible.
We try to walk whenever we can because it's a terrific way to see a city. Walking might be difficult in some regions if the distances are long or the terrain is risky.
While we were in Chandigarh, the best way to move around the city was by scooter (e-bike as they call it).
We also rode bikes around Sukhna Lake, which was a wonderful opportunity to get some exercise while admiring the scenery.
4. Use a real cup to drink your coffee.
Why should you drink your coffee from a mug rather than a disposable paper or Styrofoam cup?
To begin, whenever you use a single-use cup, you dispose of it in the garbage (you're not reusing Styrofoam or a soggy paper cup the next day, are you?).
It subsequently becomes waste and is disposed of in a landfill, and the world already has an overabundance of garbage. They'll like it if you use a mug or cup from the cafe.
Second, if you use a cafe mug or glass, you can snap gorgeous pics of coffee, which everyone likes on Snapchat and Instagram.
You can take your own travel-friendly foldable steel cup from goingzero.in.
5. Eat and shop locally.
Shopping and eating locally is one of the most effective strategies to reduce your carbon footprint both at home and abroad.
It is also the finest method to immerse yourself in a culture and learn new things. If you run out of something (forgotten that additional tank top?) when you arrive, head to the local market and pick up a one-of-a-kind, handmade item.
When you arrive at a new destination, always ask the hostel staff or hotel management if any artisan markets or intriguing culinary festivals are going on.
6. Wildlife must be respected.
If you're going somewhere where you've never seen wildlife before, be considerate by not getting too close, refraining from feeding wild animals, and speaking quietly around them.
Respect is one of the most important sustainable travel tips.
Wildlife is critical to the survival of our world. Each species serves a purpose in the ecosystem and helps us maintain a healthy ecological balance.
However, as more and more creatures become endangered, please remember to appreciate wildlife and learn about what else you can do about this problem while traveling.
7. Pack fewer items:
While it may appear small, packing light has a major environmental impact.
If you carry one piece of luggage instead of two, the plane will weigh 50 pounds less, the bus or automobile you ride will be exactly as light, and each of these modifications will result in lower fuel use.
8. Take your own eco-friendly travel kit.
Waste includes not only the fuel used during a flight, but also all of the single-use plastic and styrofoam used for coffee, tea, drinks, meals, and snacks.
Bring a kit with all the sustainable travel basics you'll need for a trip to have a waste-free travel experience.
Consider a reusable cutlery and straw set, which includes a reusable straw, fork, spoon, and even chopsticks.
You can easily find zero-waste travel essentials on goingzero.in.
These kits are simple to pack, and the utensils will come in handy if you find yourself in a local market or street food place during your trip.
9. Consume more plant-based or vegetarian foods.
This is undoubtedly the most basic action people can take at home or while traveling to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Keeping cattle and raising them until they become a piece of meat on your plate consumes a lot of water and resources.
Even reducing one beef meal per day will have a significant impact on the environment.
When possible, choose a vegetarian meal. In restaurants, vegetarian options for classic meals are frequently available.
10. Avoid using makeup removal wipes that are disposable.
We all appreciate how convenient these wipes are. Makeup just vanishes with a single swipe.
However, they are not only loaded with chemicals, but they are frequently non-biodegradable.
Instead of throwaway wipes, choose reusable ones. Simply use water to remove the makeup, then rise and let it dry until you need it again tomorrow.
It's also eco-friendly and travel-friendly because you won't need to bring makeup remover with you.
As visitors and frequent flyers, we must strike a balance between decreasing our carbon footprint and supporting destinations that rely on tourism. Sustainability begins when you choose your destination and evaluate who will benefit from your tourism spending.
We can all help preserve our lovely world by committing to being more careful of how we travel and visiting places where vulnerable ecosystems are cared for and local populations are supported.