Eco-friendly packing tips:
- Do not buy travel size toiletries. Instead, pack the ones you are using into a check-in luggage. Chances are, you won't need them until you reach the hotel or your final destination.
- Conserve clothes. Unless you are working out and sweating alot, you should consider wearing t-shirts, sweaters and pants at least two to three times during a given trip. That way, you travel lighter and don't have to do a ton of laundry upon return (always pack extra underwear and don't reuse them on the road!)
- Avoid impulse purchases at the airline by bringing a carryon bag that contains your source of entertainment and food(books, snacks, etc.)
-If you do make airport purchases, ask for the receipt and refuse the shopping bag.
-Pack layers of clothes that you can mix and match so you will be prepared for a wide range of weather.
Eco-friendly travel tips:
-Use only e-tickets (copy the confirmation number into your smartphone)
-Avoid buying travel gifts which loses its novelty too quickly. Instead, take lots of photos for your scrapbook and to give/share with friends and family members.
-Resist the urge to splurge on un-necessary items (e.g. if you wash your bath towel at home every two to three days, then, it should also be okay to reuse your bath towel at the hotel).
-Resist the urge to over-pack. You can survive without your five step beauty regimen for a few days. Fuel and related exhaust pollution can be greatly reduced if everyone commits to traveling light.
-Call ahead of time to where you are staying to see if they have onsite hair blow dryers and other things you might need on the road. Most hotels have such items but they neglect to post the information on their website.
-Pack an essential bag for each child that contains some or all of the following: a journal, box of colored pencils, stickers and playing cards. This will prevent you from making un-necessary impulsive kid purchases while you are waiting at the airport or train terminal.