Easy Tips to Travel Eco-Friendly
As nations wait for a vaccine to prevent the spread of Covid-19, our world is showing signs of improvement as a result of anti-virus interventions. By slowing down human behaviors, researchers are able to highlight the indirect beneficial impacts on the atmosphere, such as improved air quality, cleaner beaches, and reduced background noise. In the other hand, these precautionary steps have undesirable consequences, such as a decrease in recycling and an uptick in pollution, which endangers the degradation of our oceans and soil.
1. Say no to plastic bags or plastic-bottled drinks
You are experiencing an incredible adventure that will ideally provide you with wonderful memories to remember for decades to come. However, a few hundreds of years seems excessive, so do not support plastic bags that would take this long to biodegrade. When visiting local markets, bring a reusable shopping bag. Some of you may even have one on you at home at all times. Why not carry on this beneficial practice abroad?
The same is true for the many drinks available for takeaway, which all come with a plastic cup, a plastic cover, and a plastic straw. Purchase a reusable bottle and request that the vendor dump the drink inside.
2. Choose your mode of transportation carefully.
One of the most noticeable topics for reducing air emissions is changing the way we travel from one location to another. We all breathe the same (un)fresh air, so let us reconsider our travel plans. Instead of using private transportation, why not take a small group tour? Your tour operator takes care of everything; the van is shared with a maximum of a dozen passengers, giving you the chance to engage with other travelers or locals while receiving the tour guide’s expertise and exploring amazing places.
If you are searching for fun, for example, try to avoid large crowds and the more visitors there are, the more limitations there are.
3. Limit air travel
You wouldn’t visit the entire country in a couple of weeks, so try to concentrate your efforts on a single area and limit the number of domestic flights. If we take Vietnam as an example – a totally random destination, of course – there are three major areas: the north with its mountains, Halong Bay, and terraced rice fields; the center with charming and historical cities like Hue and Hoi An; and the south with the Mekong Delta and dreamy islands. Instead of running around the country, choose only two regions. You will gain a more in-depth understanding of the areas you visit as well as a better understanding of the local society.
4. Drink regional foods and beverages
This is an excellent way to enhance your knowledge of minor info. Try a locally made beer, which is likely to be very strong and low-carbon. Local vendors supply the beef, seafood, and vegetables for the dishes. We assure you that it will be well worth your time on many levels!
5. Test the power supply
Pretend you’re at home when living in a hotel or homestay and act responsible. Make sure you don’t leave the A/C, TV, or lights on when you leave the home, and that you don’t leave your chargers plugged in for no reason. If you linger for more than one night, consider whether you still need fresh clean towels the next day.