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Shortlist of Ways to Make You a More Sustainable Traveler

Shortlist of Ways to Make You a More Sustainable Traveler

There are a handful of ways you can become a more sustainable traveler!

Environmentally friendly traveling is one of the fastest-growing movements in the industry and a welcomed one for many. Many travelers should consider it an important topic before booking their next journeys. After all, why destroy what you love? Nobody wants to see paradise paved over. We all cringe when we come back to a polluted and overdeveloped destination, so being a sustainable and eco-friendly traveler means being a respectful traveler. Read on for a few ways you can become a more sustainable traveler!

When traveling with AESU you’ll discover our remarkable world in a responsible manner. AESU founded “TRAVEL for GOOD” several decades ago and has been a pioneer in promoting responsible and sustainable travel. AESU is also a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI) whose motto is: Protect the Places You Love. Sustainable Travel International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and conserving our planet’s most vulnerable destinations.

Make More “Green” Transportation Choices

After walking, public transportation is the best way to explore a new destination. Not only is it better for the environment, but it is more affordable and culturally immersive. When it comes to longer distances, trains and buses are the best way of getting around, both of which could be a fun experience in and of themselves. In the United States and Europe, you can book cheap train or bus rides in advance. When you travel by car, consider offering rides to other travelers to help lower your total collective emissions and cut gas costs. Ridesharing can be a fun way to connect with locals or other travelers who are going in the same direction. If you need to call a taxi in a city, there’s the “pool” option provided by Lyft and Uber in most cities. This allows you to split your ride with some other travelers, and while it might take longer to get to your destination, it saves you money and makes your ride much more eco-friendly.

Pack Smart to Be More Sustainable

As all of you likely know by now, plastic creates tons of waste. From plastic bottles to toothpaste tubes and shopping bags, everything is made of plastic. Avoiding it as much as you can is a great way to reduce your environmental impact, even while traveling. Consider bringing a reusable water bottle wherever you travel to. A lot of destinations do not have potable water, which means you are going to have to buy tons of single-use plastic bottles. Instead, bring a reusable water bottle to refill on your own. Ones that have filters installed are even better. Carrying a tote bag for shopping is also a brilliant idea, as well as Tupperware containers for meals you bring on the road.

Fly Smarter

It’s impossible to avoid flying for most travelers, so that is why it is important to simply fly smarter next time you’re in the air. To do this, consider packing less. More weight means more fuel needed for the plane, so pack less in your bags whenever possible.

For more ways on how to be a sustainable traveler, give AESU a call today!

Explore the World with AESU!

Are you ready to plan the adventure of a lifetime? AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.

Experience an exhilarating adventure! 2024 dates are still available for all trips at Check out our special early bird deals for the Cosmopolitan (COS) and Great Escape tours! If you have any questions or want help booking your next adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on FacebookX (formerly known as Twitter)InstagramLinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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