Sustainable Travel Tips: 7 Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Vacation

Sustainable travel is a meaningful way to explore the world, and Fort Walton Beach is a great place to go. Situated on the stunning Emerald Coast of Florida, Fort Walton Beach offers a sanctuary for those passionate about nature and craving outdoor adventures. In this blog, we’ll delve into seven tips to make your Fort Walton Beach vacation enjoyable and eco-conscious.

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7 Ways You Can Practice Sustainable Travel

Choose Green Transportation

Opt for electric scooters or public buses to get around Fort Walton Beach. These modes of transport are cost-effective and have a lower carbon footprint than cars.

Savor the Local Flavor

Visit farmer’s markets and local eateries that focus on farm-to-table practices. This supports local businesses and reduces the carbon footprint associated with food transportation. It is a great way to make eco-friendly travel easy!

Stick to Designated Paths

Always stay on marked trails and footpaths when hiking in nature preserves or walking along the beach. This helps protect the local flora and fauna.

Be a Responsible Nature Enthusiast

Opt for coral reef-safe sunblock to protect the delicate marine life that calls Fort Walton Beach home. Additionally, be vigilant about cleaning up any plastic debris you may encounter. Plastic is often fatal to sea life and has a long-lasting negative impact on our oceans. Capture the beauty of nature by taking pictures and videos, leaving the environment undisturbed for future generations to enjoy.

Adopt a Zero-Waste Approach

Purchase a reusable water bottle and always carry a cloth bag for shopping. Additionally, try to avoid disposable plastics at restaurants by asking for no straws or utensils if you’re dining in. Opt for items that come in limited or eco-friendly packaging that can easily be recycled. These small steps can make a big difference in reducing waste and promoting a cleaner, healthier environment.

Conserve Energy and Water

Turn off lights, use natural light during the day, and be mindful of water usage at your accommodations. If you can bear to turn the AC off, that helps to reduce energy consumption as well. Find creative ways to use less water, such as turning the faucet off when handwashing dishes. Simple acts like these contribute to a more sustainable stay.

Discover the Best of Fort Walton Beach with El Matador

With a bit of mindfulness, practicing sustainable travel on vacation is easy. And a holiday in Fort Walton Beach is a gateway to the best experiences along the Emerald Coast. If you want to add one more way to be more eco-friendly, check out our vacation rentals.

Our premier rentals have amazing amenities like fully equipped kitchens. Prepare all your meals at the rental and take them with you. Everybody wins because it reduces waste and saves money. Plus, you’re just a stone’s throw away from incredible shopping, dining, and experiences like exploring nature preserves.

Eager to experience the best of Fort Walton Beach? Check out our vacation rentals and book your vacation today!