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Welcome back travel peeps. It’s Thursday. In Denmark, we call it Lille Fredag. “Little Friday.” I love that. Makes me feel like it really is almost the weekend! Whatchyou got planned? Anything? I’ve been exploring locally lately, trying to make sustainable choices while doing so.
But what does that mean? Make sustainable choices? I have a four-point plan on how I approach it and it goes something like this.
A. HOW DO I GET THERE? IS IT A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE? I can take the train here in Copenhagen to places like lovely little Lund, Sweden for the day. But if I want to go hunting for giants in the forests around Copenhagen, I’m definitely going to need a car. Not as sustainable, but more so, if I carpool. Bring friends! Check. Green.
B. DOES MY EXPLORING ENGAGE AND/OR BENEFIT THE LOCALS? Looking for local purveyors and not corporate chains is one way I dial in my sustainability quotient when exploring. I like sampling what makes a place unique and can support the local economy this way.
C. AM I EATING SUSTAINABLY? This doesn’t always mean going vegan, which I can not claim to be. I do try to choose organic when I can and do love a good veggie burger and quinoa salad. But if they can’t be found, choosing something local is the best bet. Like these Swedish cardamom rolls. Local. AND AMAZING.
D. AM I CONSCIOUS OF MY FOOTPRINT? This is an especially important one when out exploring in nature. Not leaving trash, respecting the space and leaving the landscape as we found it, are all lessons we can easily model for our littles.
Can you tell I’ve been really processing the idea of Green Travel lately? First stop? Air Travel. You recycle – but does your airline? Sharing ways to be eco-conscious when choosing airline tickets for Faraway Files Travel Blog Community Link up today.
But first, I’ll share my faves from last week! Thanks to everyone who linked up – we love it!
FAVORITES WEEK #27
You may be sensing a theme – but I chose my favorites this week for their sustainable travel options. These posts were not specifically written about eco-travel, but they all offered opportunities to choose a sustainable option. And they were all super colorful and happy to boot. All of this makes me happy!
The Little Adventurer shows us some of the local treasures to take home from a trip to Hong Kong. I love finding locally made crafts or street art as a little something something to remind me of the memories made in a place. How adorable is this little coin purse? I would love the happy memories it would surely conjure!
My next favorite is a double shout out to Hilary of Hilary Style Me and Corey of Fifi + Hop who were both in New Orleans over Easter. I love the sustainable choices on using local transportation to explore the city. They were both very in tune with contributing to the colorful local economies and show us how fun this city can be with kids in tow.
Ruth from Tanama Tales shared an amazing post about Budapest – a city high on my wandering wish list. Thorough and inspiring, I now want to go even more! My sustainable slant was spotting this charming cafe who has made brilliant use of recycled materials to create such a vibrant setting. I want a coffee in an old car! Don’t you?
And the last is from Elizabeth at In Search Of who shows us her favorite Baltic city – Riga, Latvia. As Riga sits across the sea from Copenhagen, this short-haul flight would sit well in my sustainable standard. I’m pining for a city break and Riga looks right.
How do you incorporate positive impact into your travel choices? Do you think about it? I’d love to know!
FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #28
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5 thoughts on “Faraway Files #28”
Thanks for the shoutout!! Honestly I never thought about the idea that we were going green, but now that I look at it… cool!!
Right? You were sustainable and didn’t even know it! Double bonus! Woot woot! Raise the roof! Ok. Sorry. I’lll calm down now. 🙂
Oh thank you, Erin, for the mention. It is so nice to see my Helen King purse pop up on your lovely blog – I love her stuff, and as you say, it is always good to support local artists.
Loved it! Thanks for sharing your fun treasures!
I absolutely agree with the idea of being a more conscious, engaged traveller – my partner and I take public transit and walk whenever we travel, and we try to support as many local and small businesses as we can! You also get a better feeling for a location that way, too! 🙂