Insights Blog
Feb 29, 2024

Even before the start of the pandemic, traveling has already been the perfect stress reliever for everyone. Whether it’s because of work, your love life, or any personal reasons in between, traveling has been a go-to bucket list activity for a lot of people. This was even more felt after the pandemic, where the concept of ’revenge travel’ was introduced.  


Now that a lot of people are back to traveling again, here are some eco-tips that you can use to enjoy your vacations while at the same time contributing to the environment

Consider choosing destinations that are friendly to walking.

Choosing walker-friendly destinations prevents you from being part of heavy traffic, especially when visiting major cities.


One of the most fun activities during any trip is discovering hidden spots while walking around the city that weren’t part of the itinerary.

Try scheduling your trips during the off-season.

If you have the luxury of choosing the schedule of your travel (as opposed to grabbing the next long weekend to go elsewhere), then scheduling your visit to a popular destination during the off-season can be an option. Doing so spares you from the overcrowding of visitors, which usually prevents you from enjoying the vacation to its full capacity.


At the same time, it contributes to local businesses sustaining their operations outside of the peak season.

Pack lightly during travels.

While it’s tempting to do tons of OOTDs on your travel — especially if you’re the type to create curated social media feeds — packing lightly helps you reduce your travel footprint.


If you can fit in all your stuff without sacrificing the number of items you can put inside your bag, then it is even better! Lighter luggage also generates less greenhouse gas when traveling.

Bring your own water tumblers during the trip.

Bringing your own water tumblers not only saves you from the additional expense of buying disposable water bottles being sold, but it also helps cut down the use of plastic bottles, which take 450 years to decompose.


As a matter of fact, you can refill water from your hotel or accommodation every night before leaving for a day’s activity.

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Bringing your own water tumbler helps cut down the use of plastic bottles, which can take 450 years to decompose.


Buy pasalubong from local stores.

What is a trip without pasalubong? Always consider buying from the local stores in the area because not only does it help their small businesses thrive, but it also helps the local economy. As an additional eco-friendly tip, do not forget to bring reusable bags when going shopping for your pasalubong to lessen the use of plastic bags, which take forever to decompose.  


Practicing green travel doesn’t have to be complicated, as everything starts with simple steps. Once you get the hang of it is the first step in making your next travels more sustainable.

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