Long distance travel is a wonderful experience; unfortunately, it often comes at the expense of the environment.
From carbon emissions to destruction of natural habitats and plastic littering, there’s a long list of environmental issues caused by tourism.
Nevertheless, traveling is an essential part of our lives.
Whether it’s visiting our relatives, business trips, or holiday vacations, we do need to travel from time to time.
So we contacted 100+ top eco-friendly travel bloggers and experts for their best sustainable travel tips.
We are greatly honored that despite their busy schedules, some have taken the time to help us with this project.
Below are some of the most brilliant travel tips that will minimize harm to the environment on your next adventures.
Cindy is the mom of two now-grown children who have traveled with her since that first, fateful plane ride when one preschooler discovered a barf bag in his seat pocket and his sister, finding none in hers, demanded,
“I want a barf bag too!”
Cindy has been a reporter, editor, and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.
She is also a regular contributor to Travel Tuesday on CBS Radio in Chicago and the editor and co-owner of TravelingMom.com.
TravelingMom is a leading independent family travel website operated by a team of family vacation experts from all walks of life.
If you visit TravelingMom, you’ll come across plenty of useful travel resource such as:
- How you and your family can travel safely,
- Practical advice on how to plan an adventure that is just right for your family,
- How to enjoy vacations without harming the planet.
- And more.
Alesha and Jarryd are the awesome Australian couple behind Australia’s largest adventure, photography, and travel blog, NOMADasaurus.
The couple had been travelling the world together since 2008, searching for the planet’s best experiences and landscapes.
Through NOMADasaurus, Alesha and Jarryd inspires their thousands of followers to explore the globe in a more eco-friendly and sustainable manner.
NOMADasaurus have been featured on respected media outlets like CNN, BuzzFeed, Studio 10, Weekend Sunrise, Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, News.com.au, and more.
From Antarctica to Zambia, and from trekking to kayaking, Alesha and Jarryd prides themselves for publishing some of the best sustainability guides for tourism.
“Saving the world, one story at a time”
This is Bret and Mary’s mission when they started the Green Global Travel.
Through the Green Global Travel blog, the couple shares sustainable philosophies of ecotourism and conservation.
They provide useful resources for responsible travel practice that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.
Bret and Mary’s goal is to inspire people to travel and live more sustainably, and encourage everyone to do their part to make the world a better place.
The Green Global Travel is a well-known platform in the sustainable travel community.
It had been featured in BBC News, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and other recognized press and media outlets.
Inma and Jose are the power couple behind A World to Travel, an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog.
The couple uses their blog to share tips about sustainble, conscious, and minimalistic lifestyle.
A World to Travel features post about pratical sustainable travel guides, itineraries, conscious living tips, stunning photography, and even remote work resources.
Some of our facorite posts on About A World to Travel are:
- An Environmentally-Friendly Sailing Guide to Croatia
- Eco-Friendly Travel: Products and Habits to Adopt Now
- How to Travel Without Flying
Through A World to Travel, Inma and Jose helps average people travel better without harming the planet and live a more eco-conscious life.
Samantha “Sam” and Veren claims to be “digital nomads who travel as house sitters, vegans, and responsible travelers.”
They are also the couple behind the sustainable travel blog Alternative Travelers.
In their blog, the couple shares brilliant and practical ideas on how to travel slowly on a budget, while following a sustainable and vegan lifestyle.
If you visit the Alternative Travelers blog, you’ll find plenty of resources on how to travel and live in a more sustainable, ethical, and mindful way.
Sam and Veren also have a podcast (The Alternative Travelers Podcast) to spread the responsible travel message even further, and to be able to have a deeper conversations about alternative and responsible travel practices
Sam and Veren encourages every traveler to practice sustainable travel and to take actionable steps to help preserve and protect the environment.
Irene is an eco-conscious mom who loves to plan vacations and the founder of Greenloons.
Greenloons is an eco-travel service platform that enables people to connect with eco-certified travel experiences all over the world.
Irene and Greenloons made it their primary commitment to provide transparent, responsible, and eco-certified ecotourism travel experiences for travelers.
To uphold their mission, Greenloons only works with certified guiding companies and ecotourism accommodation owners.
They partner with businesses that have been independently verified for social empowerment, economic viability, and environmental responsibility.
If you’re someone who seek unique travel experiences that are socially, economically, and environmentally friendly, give Greenloons a visit.
Ben is the founder and main content creator for the eco-friendly travel blog The Sabbatical Guide.
In a nutshell, the Sabbatical Guide gives people the information, tools and inspiration they need to make their sabbatical dreams a reality.
Ben loves to travel with his wife Becca.
In fact, his biggest passion outside of work is traveling.
He has been to South Africa, Asia, Europe, and all over the globe.
Ben uses the Sabbatical Guide to share his experiences in his travels and to share his travel expertise for those who wants to follow his foot steps.
Marlene is the writer and wanderer behind the travel blog Marlene On The Move.
She graduated in journalism because from an early age, Marlene was curious to see the world, and to report what she saw.
Marlene On The Move explore various international destinations, from a personal experience point of view.
It contains various travel tips and tricks, including how to travel without harming our mother Earth.
As Marlene would say:
“To travel is to understand our place in the world”
Sarah is a travel fanatic trying to see as much of the world without leaving a huge footprint on Mother Earth.
She started Suitcase Six to share the stories of her and her five best friends and their experiences traveling the world.
By sharing their adventures and travels, Sarah wants to help and encourage other women who are interested in traveling the world to start going on their own adventures.
But more than that, Suitcase Six is an informative resource, with practical tips and tricks to help busy people travel more sustainably and ethically.
Melissa “Mel” Legarda is a London-based blogger and content creator on a quest to inspire others to travel and explore the world.
She is also the person behind the travel blog “illumelation.”
On illumelation, Mel shares travel tips, guides, resources and stories based on her own personal experiences.
As an eco-conscious traveler, you’ll be pleased to know that:
From budget backpacking around Vietnam to scuba diving with turtles in Indonesia, Mel got you covered with her own experiences and recommendations.
Mel prides herself as an ethnic minority travel blogger, and as a fellow human being who loves to see the world.
Leoni and Kyle are two eco-conscious digital nomads currently exploring Southern Africa in their VW Syncro.
They are also behind the Softback Travel website.
Softback Travel promotes responsible tourism and wildlife conservation.
Through Softback Travel, Leoni and Kyle shares plenty of resources and post about everything sustainability – including a new sustainable travel approach, the ultimate guide to vegan van life, camping hacks, and more.
Every article Leoni and Kyle publish is based on thorough research and experience.
Their intention is to help more people travel the world sustainably and protect our planet’s precious wildlife and great outdoors.
Ash is a passionate wildlife and tourism expert.
He has worked in travel and tourism industry for the last 10 years and have an MSc in Zoology with a couple of scientific publications on his name.
Ash is also the founder of TourTheTropics.
TourTheTropics claims to be the travelers link to the top inclusive tours in the tropics.
It is a travel booking platform that was founded from a passion for eco-friendly tourism and the conservation of natural habitats and biodiversity.
The business’ slogan is: Book With Leading Tours While Protecting Habitat
To uphold their ethos, TourTheTropics hand-pick tours that demonstrate a sustainable approach to tourism.
They are also committed to protecting at least 1/4 acre of threatened habitat in tropical locations around the world with every travel and tour bookings through their platform.
Chris is a college professor, wife, homemaker, mother to a wonderful boy, and a microinfluencer.
She is also a travel blogger and the founder of the travel blog Tourist With Tots.
Tourist With Tots started as a blog based on family-friendly travel recommendations and advice.
A few years ago, it evolved into a daily lifestyle blog for overworked and under appreciated parents attempting to balance life while juggling jobs, school, and kids.
At the moment, Tourist With Tots contains a variety of very helpful articles about parenting, food, and travel done safely for you and the planet.
Vanessa is an author, journalist and content strategist with a deep interest in sustainability.
She is the wonderful person behind the sustainable travel blog Green Means Go Travel.
Through Green Means Go Travel, Vanessa shares some of the best tips and tricks on how to live a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle.
She likes to save money and offers elegant, practical and efficient solutions for various day to day life problems.
Vanessa also makes it her mission to make any place she have been better.
She is an eco-mom that wants her daughter to understand the fragility of life and the complex interconnection of everything and everyone on this planet.
Natalie is a wife, a millennial, and a soon to be mother of two during publication of this article.
She is also the person behind the blog Sustainable Jane where she shares helpful tips and tricks on how to make “going green” more attainable and less like a far-off dream for average people.
One of Natalie’s favorite quote is by Jane Goodall that goes:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
Natalie knows that the choices we make today will have impact long after they have been made, so she is constantly finding ways to live a more green and environmentally friendly life and shares it to her readers.
She makes it one of her life’s mission to leave our planet a little better off for our children and future generations to come.
Louisa is the founder of the eco-travel and sustainable lifestyle blog Sassy Women Travel (SWT).
SWT is a community and platform of sassy ladies inspiring you to be more adventurous and enjoy an elegant, affordable and sustainable life everyday.
The Sassy Women Travel blog have sustainable travel journals that will inspire you to take your own amazing journeys without harming the planet.
Besides sustainable travel, Louisa also shares information and resources about eco-conscious fashion and how one can live a luxurious yet eco-friendly life.
She wants to encourage average people to have the confidence to go out on their own and explore the world – sustainable style!
Daniel is a self-proclaimed tree hugger, mountain climber, jungle explorer, and nature steward and defender.
He is also an ecotourism advocate and the brilliant mind behind the travel blog Daniel’s Eco-Travels.
Through his blog, Daniel show people how wonderful yet fragile the natural world is.
His goal is to spread awareness about how people can travel more sustainably and enjoy their adventures without ruining the nature, local communities, habitats, and the planet’s future.
Somnath is a travel writer and the person behind the eco-friendly travel blog Travel Crusade.
He shares useful information such as what to consider when planning trips, sustainable vacation guides, including resources about renewable energy and eco-friendly living.
Travel Crusade’s contents are focused on travel, nature, and environment.
Somnath keeps his readers motivated and tries to ignite the wanderlust present inside all of us.
Through Travel Crusade, Somnath also provides materials to aid and help travelers across the globe.
Lisa is a travel journalist and blogger with a thirst for the world and an addiction to solo travel.
For the last twenty-two years, Lisa has been travelling, working and living abroad.
Her travels have taken her to 131 countries, 101 of which she traveled solo.
Talk about an adventure, right?
Lisa also runs Girl about the Globe (GatG), an award-winning, eco-friendly travel blog for conscious travelers; empowering women to travel solo and impacting the lives of vulnerable girls about the globe.
Girl about the Globe has some of the best solo travel guide, tips, and hacks you can find online.
Through Girl about the Globe, Lisa aims to create 100,000 conscious travellers and to raise £100,000 to impact the lives of vulnerable girls worldwide by the year 2025.
Lisa also runs a solo travel podcast and she has been featured on BBC Radio, The New York Times, and USA Today, amongst others.
Stef have a Bachelor degree in International Studies, a Master in Communications, and a degree in Digital Marketing.
She is also a full time traveler and blogger from Italy who likes writing fiction and getting lost in words.
Stef is the free-spirited mind behind the lifestyle and ecotravel blog Every Steph.
Visit Every Steph and you’ll find plenty of practical and responsible travel guides and healthy recipes, including lifestyle and fashion tips.
Stef’s mission is to redefine the stereotype of the eco-traveler and want to show that sustainable travel can easily go hand in hand with a touch of luxury.
As Stef would say: Eco-luxury travel is a thing!
Tiago and Sandrina is a couple of nature lovers from Portugal.
They are also the brilliant minds behind the sustainable travel blog, The Wise Travellers.
The Wise Travellers contains Tiago and Sandrina’s travel experiences, adventures and stories together.
Including the cultures they came across as they travel and how these people are living in harmony with nature.
On The Wise Traveler blog, you can also find specific travel guides to famous travel destinations all around the world.
More importantly, the couple promotes ecotourism and shares relevant ideas on how anyone can enjoy traveling without harming Mother earth.
Cristina is a Canadian travel blogger and a proud coffee lover!
She quit her job as a TV journalist and decided to live a more fulfilling life than the 9-5 routine, traveling the world.
At the moment, Cristina has already visited 40+ countries.
She created her blog Chasing Travel to share ideas focusing on slow travel, social impact and, of course, coffee cultures around the globe.
Cristina has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Travel Bloggers by FlipKey-TripAdvisor.
Meanwhile, her blog Chasing Travels has been named one of the Top 100 Travel Blogs in Canada by FlightNetwork.com.
Besides being a travel blogger, Cristina is also the Events/PR of Travel Massive.
There are many upsides to traveling and going for vacation.
Besides personal fulfillment, tourism also promotes economic growth and community development.
And with this list of eco-friendly and sustainable travel tips from experts, you can enjoy your vacations and travels without doing much harm to the planet.
You can also visit any of the eco-friendly travel blogs mentioned above to find more sustainable travel ideas.
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