Six ways to travel without hurting the environment
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Travelling is the ideal way to escape your boring reality and make some great memories, all while getting those all-important Instagram pictures. It's no surprise then that travelling abroad is becoming more and more popular, as we all seek to escape rainy England for some sunshine and adventure. With more and more people travelling, it is imperative that we respect the places we visit, as well as the Earth in general, and inflict as little damage during our stay as possible. To ensure this we must consider where we travel, how we travel and what we do while away. With that in mind, here are our top tips on how to avoid hurting the environment when you travel: 1. Try to cut down your emissions Have a look if there is anywhere nearer to home that you would like to travel. Maybe somewhere in your own country or a place you could travel to by coach or train rather than plane. Similarly, car share for group trips and try and walk those few stops rather than getting on public transport when out and about. If you must fly, try choosing airlines with higher occupancy rates and more efficient aircraft. Be aware of your travel options and make sure you are cutting down your emissions where possible. 2. Cut down on plastic water bottle use When on holiday it's easy to forget things or just decide to get what you need on the go, however, this can actually be very damaging. Rather than buy lots of plastic water bottles while you're out, bring a water bottle with you. As well as causing less plastic waste it will save you money and mean you always have water when you need it. If you are travelling in a place where you can't drink the tap water, bring a water bottle with a purifier in it. You can find ones on Amazon that get rid of 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, meaning you can fill it up from any tap or even from rivers. Best of all, these bottles aren't too expensive, so you can make the money back quickly. 3. Carefully choose what trips and tour guides you support
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