About Go Green Travel Green

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Go Green Travel Green is viewed by tens of thousands of visitors every month. We cover everything from eco-tourism and public transit to local foods and green travel gear. Go Green Travel Green’s targeted topics make it an excellent match for a wide range of advertisers, including hotels, resorts, credit cards, personal finance tools, tourism bureaus, countries, airlines, and green product companies. Our website visitors are savvy moms who love to travel, are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact, and are smart with their money.

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The [London] Times Online named Go Green Travel Green a Top 100 Travel Sites Newsweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, MSN Money, National Geographic, PC World, and others have featured Go Green Travel Green

Go Green Travel Green is the top online resource for sustainable travel. Whether you’re a lifelong environmentalist or a traveler who’s just starting to exploring ways to decrease your environmental impact, we’re committed to providing you with tips, stories, and travel gear to make green travel easy. We cover everything from eco-tourism and public transit to local foods and Go Green Travel Green gear.

Founded in 2008, Go Green Travel Green (GGTG) quickly became a top sustainable travel website. GGTG was re-launched with a focus broadened to include green living, money tips, family travel. Thanks for reading!

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Go Green Travel Green in the News

Go Green Travel Green has been featured in media such as Newsweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The Observer, MSN Money, National Geographic, PC World, Kayak, and Lifehack.

Of course, we couldn’t have done this without you and the rest of our readers. You are what make this green travel community so amazing. Some others who were featured in the top 100 websites include: Gridskipper, Travel Rants, Green Traveler, and Cranky Flier. Check out the complete list of Top 100 Travel Sites. If you haven’t checked out Kayak lately you’ll see that they have recently added features like sorting rental cars by miles per gallon. Remember whenever you use Kayak to give back to the environment by searching with Search Green Travel.

The History of Go Green Travel Green

The co-founders of Go Green Travel Green, are avid travelers and environmentalists. After living in Russia and traveling across Eastern Europe, Egypt, and Turkey for 2 months in 2004, they temporarily settled in Washington, DC. In 2008, they quit their DC jobs to travel and explored Argentina and Belize for 4 months before settling in Minneapolis, MN. They became moms in 2011 and they’re both passionate about green living and creating a safe and healthy environment for their son. They’re also determined to keep traveling and are learning that traveling with kids is both incredibly challenging and tremendously rewarding. We have been to a collective 36 countries and so far their favorites are Ireland, Egypt, and Argentina. Legoland California trip

Tell us about your travel experiences.

I was one of those kids fortunate to have parents and grandparents who traveled, so experiencing new places and cultures has always been a priority in my life. As a child and young adult, I traveled across Europe, Mexico, Canada, and U.S., and after my own children were born, I was determined to raise them in the same manner. I quickly learned that while traveling with kids comes with challenges, the rewards vastly outweigh any inconveniences. Kids adapt to new places and new people with enviable grace, and I learn as much as they do when we set forth on each adventure.

In what ways do you consider yourself green?

Our favorite type of travel involves natural spaces, national parks, and outdoor exploration. I’ve been ‘green’ long before the term was coined, and I credit this mindset to my appreciation of the outdoors. Because of this respect for our parks, natural wilderness, and wildlife, it’s important to me to teach my children how to preserve and care for our environment.

To this end, I’ve been a vegetarian for fifteen years, travel and explore locally with as light a carbon footprint as possible, and keep an eye on eco travel products which will help me on this quest (staying away from excessive packaging, a pet peeve of mine). Am I perfect? Goodness no. But I believe that green travel is not only possible, but natural.

What types of interesting tips and adventures can we look forward to hearing from you?

It’s a bit of a mission in my life to convince parents that they can (and should) travel with their kids, so many of my travel tips and destination reviews will come from a perspective of family travel. I’ve been told I’m one of the most organized people you’ll ever ‘meet’, so you can expect plenty of travel planning and itinerary tips from me as well. You’ll also see a lot of backpacking and hiking posts, eco product reviews, and adventure travel tales. If you can hike to it, paddle around it, climb it, or zip-line across it, I want to go!

Where else do you write on the web?

I’m the founding editor of a family travel site that reviews hotels and resorts, outdoor spaces, museums, and more across the U.S. Stop by, and you’ll find road trip itineraries, flying tips, our top ski resort and beach town picks, theme park advice, and more. Every Tuesday, you’ll also find me at Practical Travel Gear, where I review the latest in outdoor and family travel gear. Occasionally, you’ll see me elsewhere, as I’m a contributor to regional print newspapers and magazines in my home state of Oregon.

Tell us about your travel experiences.

I caught the travel bug in 2006. Since then I’ve traveled to over 25 countries. More than that, I’ve been able to experience life in many of them. While living in South Africa for 4 years, I explored countless cities and cultures throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

In what ways do you consider yourself green?

I’ve been vegetarian for quite a few years, mainly because of the environmental impact meat production has on the environment. My husband and I tend to focus on long-term travel. Going at a slower pace means we get a more authentic experience, but also lessens the impact we’re having on the environment.

What types of interesting tips and adventures can we look forward to hearing from you?

We’ve been lucky enough to do a lot of long-term travel, I’m excited to share tips on how that’s worked so well for us. After living in Africa for a few years, I have a lot of tips for over-landing and traveling through the massive continent. Also, later this year we’re moving to Scotland. I’m excited for this new adventure, and I’m sure I’ll be sharing all sorts of lessons we learn as we prepare to move overseas again.

Where else do you write on the web?

I co-founded Peas in a Blog with one of my best friends. We focus on vegetarian food and fitness. But, because we both love travel, we throw it in as much as we can!

Eco-Lodges, Green Tours, Green Hotels, Green Tourism Industry, Travel Gear and Luggage

We know that many of our readers are affiliated with the green travel industry in some way. Running an eco-lodge, green hotel, WWOOFing, volunteer tours, etc. We’re thinking of starting up to three new initiatives and would like to know your thoughts:

Directory of Green Hotels, Tours, Eco-Lodges, Best of the Best Luggage

We’ve featured a number of luggage posts this year. Here are the best of the best – all of the top luggage posts we’ve featured.

Our goal is always to help make it easier for you to travel. Our site will continue to be focused on green travel tips for individual travelers, but this would be a way for people in the tourism industry to hear directly from green consumers. For information on our disclosure and privacy policies, please visit our Policies page. Have suggestions or questions? Let us know.

Green Travel Articles

You may also be interested in some of the articles we have written about green travel. The Green Hotels page lists a wealth of information about green hotels. The 25 Days to Green Travel Series provides an introduction to green travel in a series format.

Organic Goes Corporate

Travelers, it’s 10 am. Do you know where your organic food is? Possibly on its way to your local grocery store from a corporate food processor. You might have been concerned when Clorox acquired Burt’s Bees. I know I was – somehow bleach and personal care products just don’t mix in my mind. But did you know that M&M Mars bought Seeds of Change, a company whose mission is to promote sustainable agriculture, over 10 years ago in 1997?

Or that Coca-Cola owns Odwalla and Pepsi owns Naked Juice? The list goes on – Kraft lays claim to Boca Foods, Kellogg has dibs on Morning Star and Kashi. It seems like all of the major American corporations are jumping on the green bandwagon. Does it change how you feel about the food you buy from these companies?
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image credit Phil Howard

I first saw this image, created by Associate Professor Phil Howard at Michigan State University. His website has lot of other interesting charts and even a movie depicting how it all comes together.

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