After you’re done picking your sustainable travel destination, you’re at the decision what to pack for your travels. And in fact, when it comes to traveling responsibly, one of the most impactful choices you can make is to pack light. Bringing only what’s truly necessary for your journey not only lightens your load but also reduces the environmental footprint of your travels.
Whether you’re taking airplanes, trains, ships, or cars, every additional kilogram adds to the fuel consumption of these modes of transportation. During our year-long journey around the world we were surprised by how little we required for our travels. The bulk of our weight savings came from leaving behind the ‘nice-to-haves,’ such as spare clothes, extra shoes, and excessive electronics.
Take a moment to reflect on your past vacations: Did you actually use all the items you packed in your suitcase? Streamlining your packing not only lightens your environmental impact but also enhances your travel experience, allowing you to focus on the essentials and savor the moments.