If you’re the kind of person that wants to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, you probably think that a road trip is off the cards, right? After all, cars are a plague on the environment, and nobody wants to release all of those CO2 emissions. While there’s no doubt about the fact that road trips can have a negative effect on the planet, that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan an eco-friendly road trip.
Choose The Right Car
If you want to embark on an epic road trip with all of your closest friends, one of the biggest decisions you can make surrounds your car. If all of you have your own motors to choose from, it’s best to do your research and make sure that you pick the most fuel-efficient. If you don’t have any cars to choose from, then why not rent one? Nowadays, there are so many electric and hybrid vehicles out there, which are definitely the most eco-friendly.
An eco-friendly road trip isn’t like your regular ol’ 5-star vacation. You are committing to living on the road, and this is a much simpler way of life. Because of this, there’s no need to pack everything – including the kitchen sink – into your bag. By packing practically and only taking what you need, you can cut down on the number of times that you need to stop and fill up with gas.
Eat With Purpose
When you head off on an adventure, it can be easy to stock up on unhealthy snacks that all come in their plastic packaging. After all, they’re quick and easy, right? Well, they’re not good for the environment. If you eat and drink with purpose, you can make yourself dinner every night, you can take reusable bottles to fill up at rest stops, and you can avoid making unnecessary waste.
Are you ready to head off on your eco-friendly road trip?