If you feel bad about putting filth into the air on vacation, consider planting a tree or garden. We need oxygen to survive and trees produce that for us humans.
When you arrive:
8. Choose a clean hotel
Visit the hotel's website and check out their recycling programs, work to reduce energy consumption and how their facilities are maintained.
9. Reuse hotel products
Not from the dirty person who stayed there before you, but if you are staying in a hotel for a couple nights, insist on using the same sheets and towels instead of having them washed every day.
10. Bed hop
Instead of staying in a hotel, find family or friends in the area you can stay with. There are apps and websites that connect vacationers with locals who have open rooms. This conserves a ton of energy. Same goes with driving around town. Ever heard of Uber?
Buying products from local vendors is a great way to support the local economy and get your hands on authentic products.
Reach for the organic ingredients first. Just about everywhere you go has organically grown food. It is better for your body and the environment.
You may be doing some of these things already - which is fantastic - but watch what happens when you implement them all into your trip. What a new, exotic and Instagram worthy trip you will have to share with your friends and family!
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