Traveling is considered as a significant part of the millennial lifestyle. While this generates a number of benefits, it also has its drawbacks. It has great impact, not just culturally and economically, but also environmentally. In the past, we’ve seen nature tragically suffer the repercussions of this kind of lifestyle. For one, the recent Boracay rehabilitation has served as a hard-learned lesson for all of us.
Thankfully, it seems locals and tourists alike are becoming more aware and conscious about their actions, and many campaigns have popped up to support eco-friendly traveling. Positive traveling experience has become much more than just IG-worthy selfies and fancy OOTDs. Rather, it’s about exploring and showing respect for the locals, the culture, and the environment.
Make your eco-friendly travel experience more holistic, by including these items in your packing checklist:
There’s no need for a compromise between going green and staying stylish. This adorable duffel bag by Parkland is made from recycled water bottles.
For a cute hand-carry, go for Wooden Weaves’ statement basket bag.
Protect your eyes and stay cool under the sun with these unique bamboo shades from Bayod PH, a staple for your beach travels.
These chic and comfortable espadrille from Habi Footwear are made from upcycled materials. Plus, it supports the livelihood of weavers from indigent communities:
For an intimate keepsake of your travels, use this travel journey by Jacinto and Lirio. They’re unique (can easily be customized), and handy (you can store valuable cards in the jacket), and made from local indigenous materials.
This earphones from House of Marley is made with eco-friendly materials,and super effective for keeping the noise out, or providing you with an epic soundtrack during your adventures.
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