6 Simple Ways to Travel More Eco-Friendly

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Becoming a more eco-friendly traveler? Yikes! That can sound daunting right? Like quitting drinking alcohol for the new year. Or that goal about working out every day (internal reflection).

I’m going to be straight with you, it’s not THAT hard.

And I’m writing this to prove to you just how easy it’ll be to transition into a more eco-friendly traveler.

At this point, I think we all know there is a GIANT problem all around the world when it comes to plastic and plastic pollution. If you don’t know, well all you have to do is look around really.

Trash in forests, on beaches, floating in the ocean. Everywhere. Don’t worry, I’m not going to inundate you with end-of-the-world scenarios and hard to implement habits.

This is about keeping eco-travel simple!

As travelers exploring countries around the world, it’s our duty to make sure our footprint is as little as possible while hopefully making a positive impact in some way. We need to become much more eco-friendly in our travels and forgo convenience over responsibility. Why…? Why not?

To be able to visit other nations for our own joy and passion of adventure, culture, exploration, and travel around the world is a privilege and we have to champion actions that protect and improve the environments we explore and the places that we pass through.

But how does one become a more eco-friendly traveler? And how can you eliminate plastic from your life while on the road? It’s gotta’ be hard right? Wrong. There are plenty of eco-friendly travel guides out there but many of them try to beat a difficulty metric to match up to. Not this one. 

Eco-friendly travel is much simpler than you might think.

Becoming a more eco-friendly traveler isn’t as hard as it can seem, and starting small is the best way to begin. With tiny adjustments to our lives and habits, these small changes will eventually add up to a huge difference. Step by step. Not a giant leap.

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

Trust me, it’s the small things that are more sustainable as habits in your life on the go, but they will snowball into huge positive change.

A life of travel is already quite hectic and stressful at times, so the key is to adjust things that make sense and are easy to swap out. Like saying no to plastic bags and straws.

If you’re wondering just how to eliminate plastics from yout travel life, look no further. I’ve put together a video guide with 6 simple eco-friendly travel hacks to get you started.

Now it’s just up to you to make the change!

Video: 6 Easy Eco-Friendly Travel Hacks

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