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March 30, 2009

Green Your Travel: Getting There

Green travel We're well into spring and summer's coming, so if you're feeling bitten by the travel bug and find yourself getting into vacation mode, please remember to protect the planet you're so intent on seeing. This week we're presenting tips about how to make your travels more earth-friendly.

Tip #1: Consider Your Means

No form of motorized transport is really green, but if you must use it, consider offsetting. Other ways to cut your carbon footprint from driving or flying include: packing lighter so as to save on the fuel it'll take to transport you and your stuff, taking the train or bus instead of driving a personal vehicle, and deciding to explore places closer to home.

Tip #2: Where to Stay

Tip #3: While You're There

Tip #4: Spot Greenwashing

Weigh in: How do you travel green?

Bonus: Check out our editor's opinions about eco-travel books in Budget Travel magazine.

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