Air travel is so 2 seconds ago

Air travel is without a doubt the most environmentally damaging part of travel.  Passenger planes on average produce 244 pounds of carbon dioxide every mile.  So, easiest way to make a difference? Limit your air travel as much as makes sense. Travel overland or by boat.  Take a bus, or a tuk-tuk, or a camel, or a dug-out canoe, or your own 2 feet.  Not only will you contribute less CO2, but you will definitely see more of the area you’re traveling through, and might even get a great story out of it!

If you're feeling really ambitious, try crossing Central America in one of these!

If you’re feeling really ambitious, try crossing Central America in one of these!

I get that cutting out airplanes altogether is pretty improbable for a lot of trips because of the time they save over other methods of transportation and the comfort they afford, but even just switching one leg of your trip to a different mode of travel will cut down on the amount of CO2 your trip produces.

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