27 May '13, 12pm

10 Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations | Care2 Causes

10 Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations | Care2 Causes

The school year is ending, and many families will soon begin their summer vacation plans (if they haven’t already!). Travel is a therapeutic and educational experience, and I’m a firm believer that the more you get away from what’s familiar, the more well-rounded a person you’ll be. Here’s the catch: long-distance travel isn’t cheap and usually comes with a hefty carbon footprint. We like to “go all out” when on vacation, which usually means taking the consumption up a notch. Our daily green habits, like recycling, conserving energy and buying local go out the window when, well, we’re not local. Vacation doesn’t have to be a consumption-fest. In fact, there are plenty of destinations that offer relatively low-impact yet high quality experiences. You can still enjoy all the pleasure of “toes in the sand” without tossing all your eco-friendly principles out the window. If yo...

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