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Green Travel Tips: Part 10

November 12, 2010

Well this is it, our last Green Travel Tips post. Thank you for going down this path with us and we hope you’ve enjoyed the series. We also hope that you’ve been adding your own tips in the comments so we can do a follow-up post with all your ideas. Now, without further delay, here’s the last five tips in the series.

Green Travel Tips: Part 10

1. Have light bulb, will travel – This tip is for the eco-extreme, but you can take your own compact fluorescent bulbs with you and use them in your place of lodging. It’s probably not something that will catch on anytime soon, but it’s presented here for your consideration.

2. Go where the farmers go – Instead of stocking up on mass-produced snacks in elf-covered boxes, head to the local farmers market (if they have one) and grab some locally grown snacks for your stay. The food travels shorter distances so there’s less pollution involved, and the snacks you’ll get there are healthier too.

3. Plan ahead – Before you head out on your next adventure, do some planning. Spend an hour or two looking up shuttles, buses, mass transit systems, bike rentals, walking routes, etc. The more you can plan ahead the more you’ll save in time, money, and waste.

4. Avoid the peak – Just because you’re visiting doesn’t mean everyone else is too. Locals work, play, and live there and as such they have rush hour just like you do. Avoid sitting in traffic and plan activities around the local traffic patterns. Leave the 5 mph freeway commute to the people who need to suffer through it.

5. Assimilate – Become as much of a local as you can. Go to local shops, eat at local restaurants, learn the how, what, and where of the locals to support the local economy and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

We’ve done it! You and we together have made the journey through 50 Green Travel Tips. How do you feel? Accomplished? Educated? Invigorated? We hope so. And if you have any tips we might have missed please put them in the comments so we can include them in a follow-up post made with your Green Travel Tips.

Thanks for reading, and happy vacationing!

Green Travel Tips Part 1

Green Travel Tips Part 2

Green Travel Tips Part 3

Green Travel Tips Part 4

Green Travel Tips Part 5

Green Travel Tips Part 6

Green Travel Tips Part 7

Green Travel Tips Part 8

Green Travel Tips Part 9

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