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Traveling can be difficult for eco-conscious people – although they want to explore the world and enjoy new experiences, they don't want the environment to suffer for their trip. Luckily, if you're one of these people, there are many ways that you can decrease your ecological footprint and enjoy your bus trip guilt-free to NYC, Delaware, Latin America, or wherever you want to go.


Select Green Destinations


When it comes to traveling eco-friendly, a big part is choosing green destinations. Although going to nearby countries is often the eco-friendliest choice, you don't always have to limit yourself in this way – you can also choose to put your money into economies that promote a healthy environment. For example, Costa Rica has a strong focus on ecotourism that you'll notice right away in the landscape comprised of rain forest and wildlife.


Other great options here and abroad are:


  • American wildlife reserves
  • U.S. national parks
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Switzerland


Be Smart with Your Travel Methods


Just as important as where you travel is how you travel. If you're going to be traveling long distances, which is considered to be more than 2,500 miles, go on a bus. But for international travel (when this is rarely possible), airplanes are the second eco-friendliest way to travel. On the other side of the spectrum, SUVs are the least eco-friendly.


When it comes to flying, commercial jets are ideal. If you have to go with private jet charters, focus on using companies that actively work to decrease their carbon footprint. For example, Stratos Jets has an Eco-Jet Charter Program that lets clients contribute to support green initiatives. 


Follow the Three R's


Reduce, reuse, and recycle! No matter where you go, always take every opportunity to decrease your ecological footprint. For example, carry a reusable water bottle to decrease your plastic consumption while still keeping yourself hydrated. If you're already in a green destination and traveling smart, your effort will go even further.


Travel eco-friendly from Delaware to NYC with BestBus


Although there might not be a perfect way to reduce your carbon footprint, there are plenty of ways to help you along the way. If you're looking to travel somewhere in an eco-friendly manner, BestBus can help you do so. Contact us today for more information about our bus services from Delaware to NYC and beyond.