Vacation closer to home

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Take holidays near your home town or in your home country. There are often amazing adventures nearby to experience. Plus you can save serious money and headaches from dealing with long-distance trips. Traveling far distances, especially by plane, is one of the biggest emitters contributors to a personal carbon footprint.


• Based on types of fuel, carbon pollution range from high to low as follows: cruise ships > international flying > domestic flying > domestic single person driving > carpooling > taking the train > staying local.

• Ask friends and family for top holiday recommendations nearby.

• Talk to your family about why you are choosing to stay more local so they can feel good about it too.

• Explore the quirky or overlooked gems in your own area. Check out Atlas Obscura online as good place to get some ideas.

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