4 Eco Travel Tips

I love to travel! New cities, new adventures, new experiences! I just got back from San Francisco for a long weekend. I stayed with a dear friend and went to the Blogcademy! Blogcademy is a two day workshop hosted by three amazing women bloggers (Gala, Kat & Shauna) who teach about how to make your blog awesome. I’ve really been enjoying writing this blog so I thought why not try to make it better!

So much fun spending time with all these rad bloggers! Photo by: Ingrid for Jerry Yoon Photographers ( www.blogjerry.com)

While I was unpacking I was thinking of all of you and thought I would share some of my top eco tips for traveling.

  1. Immune Support before you even take off: This is SO important, when we travel we tend to cut loose. Eating and drinking more than normal, staying up much later, and being generally more busy. It is all well and good and some of the best parts of travel but sadly these activities weaken our immune systems and when you get on the plane headed back home you are more prone to catching a cold. It’s no wonder why so many people come back from vacation and end up needing even more days off because they get sick. Best tips to not be that person: drink heaps of water before and during your travels (don’t underestimate this simple step, it works wonders), take supplements that support your immune system like vitamin C and elder berry. Limit the amount of sugar and alcohol you indulge in before your trip.
  2. Travel with a Reusable Water Bottle: You most likely will be out all day unable to get a glass of water whenever you are thirsty. Instead of darting into the local corner shop to buy a one use plastic water bottle or not drinking at all, just refill your reusable one. It will keep you hydrated, happy and ready to take on your travel adventures.DSC03832
  3. Pack Healthy Snacks: Travel, although wonderful, throws off our normal schedules. We eat at different times and are often on the run all day. Because of this I always pack my own healthy snacks, things like dried fruit (no added sugar of course), raw nuts, apples and carrot sticks. This way I can eat when and what I want (yes my bag is like Mary Poppins when I travel).DSC03831
  4. Reusable Toiletry Kit Bottles: Instead of hitting up the many baskets full of tiny travel size shampoos and lotions in the travel section at Target, buy reusable ones or use what you have now and refill them with your own products at home. I take the small bottles hotels give out and then refill them. What I love about this is I am creating less waste and also get to use the products I already know I love. That gives me a sense of being ground while I’m out and about!

Do you have any eco travel tips that you use? I’d love to know!

I can’t wait to share all that I learned from my trip to San Francisco for the Blogcademy with you all!


2 thoughts on “4 Eco Travel Tips

  1. Thanks for a great post Alyson!
    I spent a few months traveling around Asia last year and here are some takeaways for making a smaller eco-footprint in both developing countries and at home:

    Carry shampoo and conditioner bars if you and don’t want to purchase plastic reusable containers.
    Don’t use straws at restaurants, the tons of straws that wash up on beaches each year is mind boggling.
    Stay at places that offer in room filtered water or have it onsite. It’s much easier to use a reusable water bottle when you have access to clean water.
    Look up places to eat that allow you to fill up your reusable water bottle for free or a small fee.
    Pack out what you pack in. If you’re in a place that doesn’t have the ability to recycle or the capacity for all of the trash that tourists bring in, carry your plastic trash out with you. It’ll definitely deter you from splurging on plasticy things. After two months my I had one plastic water bottle, and a handful of plastic wrappers from necessities.

    1. Thanks so much CeeCee so glad you enjoyed it! I too am all about my reusable water bottle (its the best!) Your trip to Asia sounds amazing! I love your tip about the straws, I’m so going to start doing that :)

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