I love the “shades of green” concept. You don’t have to be perfectly green all the time but you can make a choice somewhere on the green spectrum. A better shade of green travel was my recent mission. It is easy to get into a green routine at home but much like my diet, I tend to fall off the wagon when I’m on the road.
In my real life I rarely buy bottled water but I find them hard to avoid when vacationing in hot places like Florida, Arizona or Texas. Last year I brought my empty metal drinking bottle in my carry-on but failed to anticipate that it might look like a small missile on the x-ray machine. Let’s just say security was a bit of a hassle. I could have done without the annoyed sighs, embarrassed head shaking and general eye rolling from my family too.
I picked the metal one because it is small and didn’t take up much room. It wasn’t really welcome at a lot of places we went though, since it wasn’t see-through and I could have been “smuggling in liquor”, as a very thorough guard at Bush Gardens informed me. It occurred to me that vodka would be pretty easy to conceal in a see-through water bottle but something told me this guy would have been all over that.
In the end, the hotel water always tasted a little too funky anyway, so the whole thing was a bust.
What are your green travel tips / experiences?