How Green is Your Travel?

In keeping with my 2011 “living consciously in all areas of my life,” travel comes up. The biggest challenge for our family for road trip travel is to prepare healthy meals along the way. It’s not easy to find a healthy place to eat when travelling on Interstates or through small towns. Fast food is finally making me sick for the most part  and that is a good thing. (Not much eco-friendly about them including styrofoam, plastic everything etc.)  I admit I do succumb to some dark chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cups occasionally but that’s all good. We are making progress and made healthy sandwiches on the way back from our cabin in December. It’s all about the preparation!

For planning a big trip, if you use a travel agent, find out about his/her eco-friendly interest/knowledge level. My friend Scott Caddow from Legendary World is not only a great guy, he touts and shouts about his going green journey. He knows eco-destinations to a fare-thee-well, he has a GREEN travel app for his phone so that he can calculate carbon impact of driving vs. flying & he gets great information on sustainable practices from places where we are considering staying.  And did I say his is wonderful and fun?  My entire family calls him Uncle Scott and there’s a reason for that. (

Regardless of where you go or how you book your travel, I ask you to consider doing is consciously considering the impact on our planet. To your health!

4 thoughts on “How Green is Your Travel?”

  1. Dorian Yates says:

    Here are some excellent resources to expand your green and healthy travel—check out the Green Earth Guides to Traveling Naturally around Europe and the companion blog, Full of practical, economical, green options, your readers and supporters will find the guides handy as they strive to travel green.

  2. Dorian – thank you so much for taking the time to share this. We are putting together a more comprehensive resources page and will have a section devoted to green travel. This is an excellent tip and I hope people will take advantage of all this great information. Blessings and thanks.

  3. About that new Moynihan Station ….It sounds like Governor David Paterson might need an assist from Sen. Sundays announcement from the Governor was long on optimism but short on specifics about how the project might be funded..As Eliot Brown the new strategy for the long-discussed station is to break it down into bite size chunks instead of trying to instigate a big bang and to seek federal stimulus funds to cover the 400 million budget shortfall..Among other subsidies the state has its eye on a chunk of the 8 billion dollars for high-speed rail included in the stimulus bill.

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