Reduce your family’s carbon footprint with some eco-friendly products perfect for everyday life and travel.
Reusable Water Bottles
Although a no brainer, a reusable water bottle can help save a lot of money as well as reduce plastic waste. While you can’t bring a full bottle through TSA, most airports have water fountains and refilling stations. There are plenty of different brands, colors and designs perfect for everyone in the family to find the right one for them.
Whenever you order a cocktail or get a to-go drink, they usually come with a plastic straw. If you go out for all three meals and get an iced coffee or another drink, that’s four different straws in one day. Instead, invest in a reusable straw to cut back on your daily plastic use.
Plastic straws come in stainless steel, silicon and bamboo. Some are collapsible, so they can fit in your bag or some can be added to your keychain so you will have it on you the whole time. The same type of reusable straw won’t work for everyone, so test them out to see which is right for you.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Instead of using mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner while traveling, opt for shampoo and conditioner soap bars. These reduce plastic use and offer more per wash — a simple small bar can last up to 80 washes. If you are looking for reliable, fragrant shampoo and conditioner bars, check out Lush. They offer a variety of different smells, including fresh ingredients and essential oils.
If a bar isn’t for you, invest in TSA-approved reusable shampoo, conditioner and soap travel tubes. These allow you to refill them for each trip, and fit them in your carry-on. You don’t have to break the bank on these bottles as Amazon has a bunch of reliable and affordable options.
A camping trip in a national park or other area away from city lights is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Children living in cities rarely have a chance to see the myriad of stars that fill the sky, so stargazing can be a new experience to enrich your family travels. These tips will make stargazing fun — and a learning experience as well.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
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Add a touch of education, but make it fun, to family travel at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Your kids will avoid the summer slide and keep up with their learning, all while having a good time. WonderWorks is indoors, allowing people to visit no matter the weather; dubbed “an amusement park for the mind” the whole family will head home having learned something new.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travelers and fans of nature and the great outdoors must try Skunk Train’s newest offering, Hike to the Glen. Following the railroad tracks, hikers walk through Pudding Creek into the untouched redwood groves, previously only accessible via the Skunk Train or its railbikes.