Living sustainably is about living thoughtfully (like the 7 Habits of Reasonably Green People from a few days ago), traveling sustainably is the same way. One of the easiest ways to reduce the footprint of your trip is to plan your timing carefully. Find out more and share your smart travel tips after the jump.
Sustainable Personal Finance has a few tips:
Of course idling in traffic is not good for the environment either or for your lungs if you have the windows rolled down. It won’t help you save gas or improve gas mileage either. Leaving later at night or first thing in the morning on either end of the holiday weekend is usually a good idea if you want to avoid the crowds and use the cruise. Of course if everyone starts doing this, this tip will have to be revised.
Traveling when everyone else isn't on the road achieves a few things: not only does it save gas; it also saves money and time. Next time you leave for a trip make sure you pick a time that will leave the road wide open. Or better yet, take your bike.
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