2019.5.21 - selfie, the rumps, near polz
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How To Make Your Road Trip More Eco Friendly! 5 EASY Eco Travel Tips!

There’s nothing quite like going on a great road trip… Grab some friends, pile into a van and go explore some places that you’ve never seen before! But how can we plan our next road trips with the environment and our individual impact in mind?

Here are five awesome and easy eco travel tips to help make road trips more eco friendly!

Campervan, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand

Offset Your Emissions!

Perhaps, the biggest issue with going on a road trip (and traveling in general) is the greenhouse gas emissions that come with it. Thankfully, there are some simple ways that you can combat that, with carbon offsetting being one of them. The idea is that you pay a little bit more to help fund carbon reduction schemes, usually in the way of planting trees, which can also have the added benefit of restoring wildlife habitat! Better yet, you can really reduce your emissions by hiring a hybrid or fully electric vehicle to begin with!

Get The Most Out Of Your Fuel!

That’s right - save the environment and save some money whilst you’re at it! To get the most out of your fuel, you’ll want to take it easy on the road, slow down gradually and avoid rapid acceleration. Maintain a steady, slightly slower speed and just enjoy the journey! Watch your weight and only pack what you actually need, and steer clear of the A/C - just wind the windows down instead! Lastly, you might benefit from getting a general tune up and tyre pressure check beforehand, but you probably won’t have to worry about that if you’re hiring the vehicle anyway.