It’s that time of year again, when you run around like a headless chicken wondering if you’re going to get everything sorted in time. You ask yourself, “Why am I not more organised this year?” and make a solemn promise to be more prepared next year. Yep, we’ve all been there. Every year. For you, my punctually challenged friend, we have a fabulous list of last-minute eco friendly gifts you’ll be able to purchase just in time for Christmas. Reusable water bottle A whopping 500 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold across the world in 2017. That’s 1 million bottles bought every minute; 20,000 per second. The vast majority (79%) of these bottles end up in landfill and our oceans. Those horrifying statistics could be much better by each of us changing just one thing — making a move to using refillable water bottles. There are so many beautiful designs available on the market that there’s really no excuse to have to buy single-use water bottles ever again. The only decision you need to make …
Now, more than ever, tourists are aware of the impact of their travels, both ecologically and culturally. There is a growing desire to go green, and people are slowly but surely making a conscious effort to consider ethical and environmentally-friendly aspects when planning their trips, both at home and abroad.
One week in an apartment will never compare to being a true resident, no matter how enthusiastic you are in your role as a local. However, by choosing a holiday rental over a hotel, you are absolutely guaranteed an entirely different holiday experience, every time.
I spoke with Eco Companion’s editor-in-chief Taz Bogue and Eco Companion’s founder Max Sinclair to find out more about this new eco travel booking engine, the idea behind it and how they work.
With so many holiday options for travellers these days, it’s hard to narrow down your choices. Do you go beach or mountain? Adventure or cultural? If you’re not sure what you want to do, here are five great eco-friendly holiday options to consider.
How to get everything you need, whether for a 2-week vacation in northern Europe or India or to travel the world for a year, into a tiny, eco-friendly bag.
Want to know how to pack light? I travel the world with one Ryan Air-approved rolling bag and never need anything else because of these packing strategies.
Pack what you need. It sounds so simple right? But how do you know what you need? Or what you might need? And how often will you need those things? And what if your plans change? All these questions answered…
A majority of travellers (73%) say they don’t feel they have the necessary information to decide whether a hotel is eco-friendly. Here, we give you a few pointers to help you decide for yourself.
So, how do you do this magical online booking malarkey without committing harakiri? 1. Hire me to do it for you, OR 2. Follow these simple steps to stay sane.