Taking The Greener Route
by Robert Hing on Feb 05, 2023
The key to better travel in 2023? Travelling with sustainability in mind. If you’ve already fully explored your local area options and are in desperate need to see some scenery, don’t panic: more sustainable paths to paradise exist!
#1: SLOW UP!
Cycling tours are one of the most eco-friendly travel options around, and a great way to enjoy the local scenery. Imagine winding your way from Melbourne CBD to Ballarat, surrounded by long country roads that are remarkably similar to those used in European classics. Or taking in the Hunter Valley in NSW, met by a nice glass of wine (or a few).
As for us, we’ve been taking mother earth's advice, choosing land transport over planes wherever possible. 96% of our goods now travel by truck. And for longer hauls, we prefer to go by water than by air… It’s more on brand with our surf style!
Hiking isn’t just reserved for the holidays.
As Australians, we are lucky to live in a beautiful country, surrounded by amazing landscapes and adventure opportunities. Check out AllTrails and search over 300000 trails with trail info, maps, detailed reviews, and photos curated by millions of hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you’re looking for a beach spot or mountain hike, pushing your limits or pushing a stroller, this site got you covered.
#3 TAKE A VIRTUAL VACATION
Want to get away without getting up? Armchair traveling might be your new thing! Here are some fun ways to lighten your summer (and your footprint).
READ: Why We Swim, Bonnie Tsui
A captivating read exploring our intimate relationship with water, and its transformative effect on our body, mind, and soul.
Surfing movies are our favourite types of films out there. Anyone can enjoy them, but for us beach enthusiasts, they can inspire new adventures - besides being Netflix & Chill goals.
EAT: Aussie Barbecue
Australia’s answer to comfort food? A good old barbie!
Just add your favourite ingredients and enjoy a break. Stew-pendous!