In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, something beautiful has happened. The Earth has had space to heal.
We’ve been forced to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. Quick trips to the grocery store, let alone travel to another country are frowned upon, or even prohibited. But with that we’ve also been forced to be still in our surroundings. We’re growing closer to our inner compass and as a result we’re also reducing our carbon footprint.
In the short time that travel bans have been in place, the Earth has been given a chance to rest and recover. With less people in motion, real changes are happening: the canals in Venice are becoming clearer, the skies in China less smoke-filled, 475K sea turtles laid their eggs due to empty beaches in India, and the list goes on.
During this slow season, I’ve been thinking more and more about travel and our impact. The ability to travel and explore the world with our family is a blessing, but at what cost? Sustainable travel does not need to be expensive or overwhelming, but it DOES matter. The travel bans will lift and life will resume. But what will you do? Rush back out there and leave a mark? Or proceed with thoughtfulness and grace?
If you’re new to the sustainable travel scene and are unsure where to start, read on! I’m sharing my top tips on how to travel eco-friendly with ease.