Harness the power of the sun
and beautiful things will grow!
EVERY STEP COUNTS BIG OR SMALL,
WE’RE A FIERCE ECO WARRIOR
According to the OECD’s environmental outlook report, tourism contributes to more than 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and transportation is calculated at 90 percent of that number. Okay, so we all love to get away discover new cultures and places and lose ourselves for a while. So let's all commit to doing these simple things, they won't compromise our fun, but they will reduce our carbon footprint considerably!
LET’S DO THE HEAVY LIFTING! Hang your clothes to air them out instead of having your hotel launder them this will save on precious water. And whilst we are on the subject of water - make your morning shower do double duty and use it to wash your smalls and while you're at it, steam from a shower works like a charm for getting those creases out of clothes (irons pull electricity). Shower, launder and electric-free ironing, now that’s what we call walking and chewing gum! Commit to carry-on luggage only a lighter load really is a lighter load when it comes to the weight of the plane and its CO2 emissions!
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS! Eco tourism is on the rise because more and more travelers are asking hotels and resorts to do better. One of our favorites is the 1Hotels Group. With their commitment to sustainability from the build, interiors, energy, water, and even wooden recycled room keys, they are a wonderful alternative that does not compromise on luxury and style. They are also LEED certified! And who said you need clean bed linens and towels - can you commit to being a 1-week wonder and hang that towel up after your morning shower?
THINK HAPPY WATER! We all want to give good face but let’s ensure that it really is GOOD. Opt to bring your own natural soaps, shampoos, and conditioner. The purer your daily routine is has a big impact on water. Ditch the wet wipes for taking off make-up or wiping you know where, they clog drainage pipes and are really bad and even those flushable kinds can still hold their shape some 18 months later! Worship the sun without the burn by using natural ingredients such as titanium and zinc oxides.
Go super green with a staycay!
Wait a minute, hear us out, this is not really a novel idea - Think about it, we have supper clubs and book clubs, why not a Staycay Club?
hang with the birds
A FEAST TO BEHOLD! Check out all green spots in your neck of the woods and plan a fabulous picnic with your friends, your kids or yourself. Pack a scrumptious picnic, turn off your phone and unplug. You're on your Staycay and that means no work calls or emails, put everyone on notice.
TAKE TIME OUT! Treat yourself to some holistic you time at a local natural spa. With the amount you’ll be saving on flight and hotel bills you can make this a regular thing during your Staycay time - face today, back tomorrow and feet on Friday, it’s your staycay so be as decadent as you like!
ALL THE PLACES YOU’VE WANTED TO TRY! Hunt out that insane sushi joint and all those other restaurants that you’ve wanted to try out for so long. Vacations are about eating out and that rule applies to Staycays too, so eat drink and be merry. Don’t worry about those extra pounds, you’ll work them off after your back home from this trip!
you get the idea, right? Vacation local = zero carbon footprint + lots more money in your pocket. now how can the tropics compete with that - hmmm…
ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT
become a tourist in your neighborhood. Get out there and explore with a fresh set of eyes
Being on a StayCay does not mean that you shouldn’t look fierce on your break from your every day. don’t worry we have you covered.
Check out our roundup of vacay or staycay outfits that will have you HappyxNature!
PACK LIGHT FOR A CHIC ECLECTIC LOOK
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Packing for a summer vacation (or staycay) can be stressful. What to bring for balmy evenings, white-hot beach days and the curveball chill of a rainy spell. The Happy Crew has been pondering this question so you don’t have to load up and pay the excess baggage fee. Travel light and choose items that do double duty.
HERE’S OUR ROUNDUP FOR THE PERFECT WEEK LONG GETAWAY or stay;)
MEADOW HALTER JUMPSUIT
This jumpsuit is so versatile. pull it on over your bikini, throw on some flats for a day of exploring or step into some heels for a night on the town. All natural pure cotton ensures you won't cut a sweat! Available in additional colors