Living a sustainable, environmentally friendly life begins at home, and many people have adopted healthier eating habits shopped at an ethical store, reduced their waste as much as possible and recycled everything as efficiently as possible.
In other words, a lot of people are doing everything they can as individuals to leave as positive an impression on our planet as they can.
However, translating this sustainability ethos to their holiday plans can be more difficult than one may expect, but a conscious holiday can create an unforgettable authentic and beautifully wholesome experience.
Here are some top tips for making your holiday as sustainable as possible.
Follow The Golden Rule Of The Countryside
No matter where you go, or what kind of holiday you have, whether it is camping, hiking or a relaxing city break, one of the best rules to follow is one that consists of three simple words; leave no trace.
Take lots of photographs and it is fine to leave footprints on the public trails and footpaths, but be considerate and respectful of the environments you visit.
It can be tempting to rely on a hotel chain or eat at an international chain restaurant. Sometimes people can crave familiarity, but the best way to have a sustainable experience, as well as an authentic one, is to go local as much as possible.
Not only does this help reduce the carbon footprint of your holiday, but it also generally leads to enjoying more authentic, traditional cuisine, learning a lot more about the area and supporting local people.
Walk When You Can
Try to avoid renting a car when you arrive at your destination, instead walking or using a bicycle to take a look around your surroundings and enjoy the sights far more closely than you would outside of the window of a car.
When travelling further out, take public transport and reduce emissions.