Reduce your carbon footprint with some eco-friendly products perfect for everyday life and travel.
Reusable Water Bottles
Although a no brainer, a reusable water bottle can help save a lot of money as well as reduce plastic waste. While you can’t bring a full bottle through TSA, most airports have water fountains and refilling stations.
Whenever you order a cocktail or get a to-go drink, they usually come with a plastic straw. If you go out for all three meals and get an iced coffee or another drink, that’s four different straws in one day. Instead, invest in a reusable straw and cut back on your daily plastic use.
Plastic straws come in stainless steel, silicon and bamboo. Some are collapsible so they can fit in your bag or some even can be added to your keychain so you will have it on you the whole time. The same type of reusable straw won’t work for everyone, so test them out to see which is right for you.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Instead of using mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner while traveling, opt for shampoo and conditioner soap bars. These reduce plastic use and offer more per wash — a simple small bar can last up to 80 washes. If you are looking for reliable and fragrant shampoo and conditioner bars, check out Lush, offering a variety of different smells and including fresh ingredients and essential oils.
If a bar isn’t for you, invest in TSA-approved reusable shampoo, conditioner and soap travel tubes. These allow you to refill them for each trip, and fit in your carry-on. You don’t have to break the bank on these bottles, Amazon has a bunch of reliable and affordable options.
A couple of my friends and I decided to rent a house in the Camelback Mountain area of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for New Year’s Eve. To find the perfect place, we used Vrbo.com; there were a bunch of properties to choose from, but, in the end, we decided to rent a place in The Village at Camelback.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
andBeyond launched an online Dream Board to encourage travelers to start envisioning and planning upcoming trips. The Dream Board, on andBeyond’s website, features an array of experiences, itineraries and accommodations from the three continents where the company operates. It showcases andBeyond’s lodges and camps, but also the choices offered by its tour operating branch.
Aloft Tulum opens in February, with 140 loft-style guestrooms and suites and several lively spaces for socialization and music, as well as a venue for corporate meetings. This marks the first Marriott International property in Tulum, Mexico.
Custom order your Volvo through the Overseas Delivery Program and receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and a personalized delivery at the Volvo Factory Delivery Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Your experience begins in Sweden with insurance and registration included, enabling you to drive your new Volvo throughout Scandinavia and Europe. Create the adventure of a lifetime with the program named Best Overseas Delivery four years running, and return home with the ultimate souvenir.
With the United States, United Kingdom and Canada now requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for airline passengers, select hotels in Saint Lucia are offering complimentary testing for guests who qualify. Multiple testing options are available for departing visitors, citizens and residents. Tests are available at select hotels or local testing facilities, with results within 72 hours. Travelers can make appointments for tests when they arrive on the island or through COVID-certified hotels, and pricing varies.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.