Eco Travelling

long haul flights

There has been plenty of discussion surrounding travelling and it’s impact on the environment- mainly about how bad air travel is for global warming. Some people are suggesting that to be a real environmentalists, we should all cut down on our travelling, working closer to home (sensible), getting our food locally (tastes better anyway), and even forgoing vacations to far-away locales (no, say it ain’t so!!!).

As an avid globe-hopper, I was excited to find Claire McDonough’s site, Eco-Travelling, where she and her team of writers cover all aspects of travel, from boating and bikes to getting into the nitty-gritty of which planes might have a lower environmental impact (something I can’t say I really thought about before, but will now!) and if the critique of long-haul flights is fair.

A great resource for Earth-loving travellers (and isn’t that why many of us want to hop on planes in the first place?) with great writing and serious consideration given to alternative and traditional modes of travel.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.