Travelling Green

Environmentally responsible living includes green travel. There are a number of ways you can cut your impact on the environment. When you travel to other countries, it’s important to remember to respect their cultures and how they impact the environment.

Choose eco-friendly accommodations and lodging

Choose a green hotel or stay with a local bed and breakfast (B&B). Camping is alos a great environmentally-friendly option.

If you stay in a hotel you can reduce your impact by adhering to some simple travel tips. Turn off lights and your oom’s heating and cooling and be sure not to waste food and water. Reuse your towels, sheets, and bedding whenever possible.

Try to make choices that benefit the local’s economy by eating locally grown food at a small restaurant (a Mom and Pop establishment) rather than your hotel’s restaurant. You may also be able to find a small condo or hostel where you can prepare your own locally-grown food from the nearby markets and vendors.

Choose places that exercise geo-tourism

A new trend in travel is geo-tourism. National Geographic specifies geo-tourism as “tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place, its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. This means geo-tourism is green travel that promotes conservation of culture, history, and environment.

Travel light

Carry less with you and you will use less fuel. It doesn’t seem like it makes much of an impact yet, over time, the difference will be immense. Also, you won’t be carrying around so much as you are transporting from plane, train, or bus to and from your destination.

Use your reusable bags and containers

Pack a reusable bag to keep with you wile you travel. Also bring along a couple of reusable containers for your toiletries. Always think recyclable. Anything that can be used again will help the earth as well as help save you space, time, and money.

Before leaving the house for your trip, unplug everything and turn off your heating and cooling or turn it low

Unplug your appliances and electronics, if possible. They use a large amount of energy when they are plugged in even if they’re not being actively used.

Carry your own water bottle and refill it from local water sources as you travel

Not only is it healthier to drink water compared to soda, coffee, and other liquids, it has become very trendy to do so. It won’t be hard to find tap water somewhere to refill your water bottle. If you are concerned about the horrors you hear about water in foreign countries, a water filter is not very expensive and you can take it along with you as you go. The water filter is also easy on the environment.

Check back as we continue our “Travelling Green” blogs.


About Stephane Manos

Stephane Manos has developed several online companies. While working as an online entrepreneur, he fell in love with the sales aspect and recruited some of the best clients and affiliates the companies have ever had. The fun, he found was in building the connections and relationships. One of Stephane's top qualities is being able to motivate. He found a passion in motivating others which in return motivated him. Happy colleagues and clients would send word-of-mouth referrals and increase traffic to his online businesses. Teamwork is something that Stephane promotes. The focus is not on self or individuals but in working as a team to reach the same goals. It is his role as a leader to lead the team by example. Currently, his interest is in real estate investments and financial investments. He is now looking into emerging markets such as the Middle East. He also believes some of the better deals can be found in certain parts of the United States. Many distressed buyers are looking to liquidate. Developing new online businesses, purchasing commercial and residential real estate, and developing rentals has led him to travel around the world. Stephane Manos contributes a portion of his time and earnings to charitable associations and philanthropic groups. His charities are: -Children's Telethon -AHEPA brotherhood and Shriners -REVIVRE Bipolar Support Assocation
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