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Planning a Green Honeymoon

By: Rachel Collier - Updated: 13 Jan 2013 | comments*Discuss
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With so much emphasis on preventing climate change and living an ecologically sound lifestyle, it’s natural that many of us want to extend the sentiment to every area of our lives. Whether you’re a part-time recycler or a full on ‘greenie’, if you want to honeymoon the environmentally friendly way, we show you how.

Green for Go

A green honeymoon doesn’t begin and end with avoiding a long haul flight, but every little helps! Did you know that you can offset your honeymoon’s carbon emissions? You can either choose to do this by yourselves by being conscious of your everyday activities, or take advantage of one of the great offset services offered by many the providers you’ll find online. Your environmentally conscious honeymoon starts here!

Happy Hotels

If you want to extend your eco-friendly sentiments throughout your entire stay, choose green accommodation for your honeymoon. Responsible hotels have come a long way since asking you to re-use your towels – look for solar energy, locally sourced food, composting toilets and food donation projects. From luxury to just plain comfy, the number of green hotels and resorts is growing fast.

Get Around

Car hire is often an essential part of any holiday, and if you love to explore, your honeymoon will probably see you taking to the road during your stay. Be earth-kind by selecting a low emission car, now available from many of the well-known car hire businesses. Alternatively, take your tours as part of a larger group and look for eco-friendly vehicles run on bio-fuel. Better still, leave the stresses and strains of driving to others for the duration of your stay and hire bikes to get around!

Home Sweet Home

If you’re really keen to be green, and if money’s in short supply after your wedding, honeymooning in the UK is a great option. We share our shores with plenty of amazing hotels promising a luxurious and unforgettable stay. Honeymooning close to home is also a good way to accommodate the children, or if you only have a short space of time available.

Food Friendly

Even at home you might already be seeking out local produce and seasonal ingredients during your weekly shop. Continue the trend on your honeymoon by eating out at green restaurants, and making sure your hotel or resort follows suit. This way you’ll be sure to enjoy some fantastic meals made from delicious home-grown ingredients – everybody wins!

Better Booking

So now you’ve decided to honeymoon the green way, you may be wondering how to go about booking your break. Fortunately there are now many eco-friendly tourism companies ready and waiting to give advice and tailor make your perfect honeymoon, wherever in the world you wish to go.

Whatever your choice of destination or however green your leanings, there’s lots of great information available to help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams. You can be as eco-friendly as you wish, and you’ll have some fantastic memories to share upon your return. What a fantastic way to start your lives together!

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