Planning the perfect getaway can be a blast. And, there are easy ways to Do Your Part as you decide how to get to your perfect destination.
There’s a super simple way to determine whether you should travel by car, train or plane. Just go to TripFootprint.com and enter your location, where you’re going and with how many people. The site quickly and scientifically calculates which mode of transportation will create the least carbon dioxide emissions.
Sometimes, your best bet is to park your car and rent a more fuel efficient ride. These days, most major car rental companies offer a fleet of hybrids or other fuel efficient models to their customers. If you’re a Triple-A member, you can even get a discount on Hertz’s “Green Collection”. And, Toyota dealerships now rent out hybrids and have an online site to see what’s available, where.
If traveling by bus is an option for you, Greyhound has “greener” vehicles on the roads right now. They are more fuel efficient and release fewer emissions than ever before. It’s also one of the most affordable options for travel.
Or, check out Triple-A’s latest guidebooks. They have new “eco-icons” which indicate which hotels have eco-friendly features. Remember that old saying “getting there is half the fun”? It really can be — especially if you Do Your Part as you go!