Six things to consider for your Eco-Friendly vacation

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Okay. Are you ready to plan an Eco-Friendly vacation? Eco-Friendly is a green travel. As a green traveler you consider yourself a responsible traveler who looks for business, tour operators, and transportation methods that preserve the local environment and contribute to the local community. Here’s a helpful checklist to use as you plan your Eco-Friendly trip.




      Types of Transportation:

                  Walking and cycling during your trip

                  Public transportation

                  Renting hybrid vehicles

                  Train travel whenever possible


       Offsets an environmental policy:

               Calculate and offset the trips’ carbon dioxide


Spent locally:

Buy from locally owned business

Use tours and lodges that employ locals


Environmental conservation:

        Choose trips with conservation efforts

        to enhance natural integrity of tourist sites


Respect the local culture:

         Accept the difference of other cultures

         Learn their customs and social norms

         Speak their language whenever possible


Natural Resource Use:

         Reduce, reuse, and recycle

                  Things to consider about your potential tour operators and lodging establishments for:

                 It’s efficient use of water, energy, and building materials and

                 It’s method of waste disposal



You may find the following list of sources a good place to look for details and help in planning your Eco-Friendly vacation.

greenloons.com101carbonoffset provides an explanation of carbon offsets.





IndependentTraveler provides an extensive resource of green travel and lodging resources





Sustainabletrip provides a source of Rainforest Alliance approve sustainable destinations.







GreenGlobeTravel is a extensive source that may  help you find the best sustainable tourism resorts, hotels, conference centers, attractions, or tour experience.




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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