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Helpful Travel Tips

Check out these helpful tips for making your sustainable travel easy and fun! 

Essential Packing List

Your go-to list for packing sustainably! 

#1 Pack lightly! Did you know that by packing lightly, you're reducing your carbon footprint?

#2 Pack sustainable toiletries, use refillable containers, take bar shampoo and conditioner, deodorant paste, bamboo toothbrush, etc.

#3 Pack a reusable water bottle, coffee cup, straw, tote bags, and cutlery to help reduce single use plastics and waste.

#4  Pack a solar-powered portable power bank/s.  Extra points for going solar!

#5  Pack reef-safe sunscreen for any beach trips!


#6  Pack a mini sewing kit to mend any tears, holes, etc. in your clothing.

Handy Travel Apps

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This is a popular travel app you may already know about. If not, add it to your list of apps!  You can not only store important travel info, but it will provide reminders and help you track your carbon emissions, helping you travel better all around.

Fair Trip

This is the app you need to go local and invest in communities!  Fair Trip helps you locate local lodging, food, shops, etc. rated according to their social impact, their status as a green business, and whether they pay fair wages. *Only on iPhone.

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Happy Cow

If you follow a plant-based diet, this is the app for you!  Happy Cow helps you locate vegetarian and vegan cafes and restaurants. You can search before you travel by entering your destination, or use it on-site to locate a veggie-friendly meal option.


If you're interested in eating locally, shopping at farmer's markets or eating at restaurants serving locally-grown products, then this app is for you! 


When you gotta go, you gotta go!  This handy app helps you locate nearby public restrooms.

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AirBnB Alternatives

Consider these lodging options for your next getaway!

FAIRBNB:  A sustainable lodging platform, FairBnB donates half of its revenue to supporting a local project of your choice.

FLATIO:  A great option for locating short-term rentals in Europe.

FLIPKEY:  Provides a variety of lodging options in 190 countries.

HOLIDAYHOMES:  A search engine for locating vacation stays stateside and abroad.

VRBO:  Offers 2 million properties in 190 countries.

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