Green Thanksgiving Travel Tips
If you’re like millions of other Americans, you may be planning to travel around Thanksgiving. Here are some green travel tips for planning an environmentally-friendly Thanksgiving trip.
1) Invest in Quality Luggage: If you’ve found yourself needing a new luggage set this year, resist the urge to save a buck on plastic, poorly constructed bags in favor of luggage that’s designed to last awhile. After all, buying one quality luggage set that will last a decade, maybe longer, is much more environmentally-friendly than buying cheaper suitcases every couple years. You’ll probably save money in the long run.
2) Toiletries: Avoid purchasing those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. I know, they’re awfully cute, but they’re a packaging nightmare, and close in price to their larger counterparts. If you have room, just pack your full size toiletries, or buy a set of reusable travel bottles.
3) Green Hotels: If you aren’t staying with your mother-in-law, look for a hotel that shares your green living priorities. Don’t forget to ask if the hotel offers recycling for guests. For help finding a green hotel, visit the Green Hotels Association.
The Samsonite luggage set above includes 2 wheeled suitcases with retractable handles, an upright tote bag, and a toiletry case. The set includes a 10-year warranty, meaning you probably won’t have to replace it anytime soon. I found the Samsonite luggage set at Luggage Online.