Sustainable Travel

gemtrack slow travel plan

A Customized Slow Travel Plan Will Transform the Way You Travel

Stop using Lonely Planet to plan your travel! Escape the tourist crowds and reduce your impact on over tourism! A custom made slow travel plan from Gemtrack is a personalized insider’s guide to hidden gems and authentic local experiences! If you are traveling to Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, or Goa; let Gemtrack craft a unique slow travel itinerary just for you! It’s catered to your likes and interests and will take you to hidden gems you would never find otherwise! We spent three weeks in Lombok on a slow travel plan and the most unforgettable trip of our lives! Find out why a slow travel plan will transform the way you travel!

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Why Every Backpacker Needs a Splash Box

Splash Box is the perfect eco-friendly travel product for the sustainably-minded backpacker. It’s lightweight, leakproof and plastic free! We recently got one from Plastic Free Hong Kong and absolutely love it! Find out why Splash Box is an absolute sustainable travel essential!

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What We Learned From Hong Kong’s Green Queen

Talking Sustainability With the Green Queen of Hong Kong By: Sam Quackenbush  •  Last Updated – 11/18/2018 Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on reddit Share on email Photo credit: Alan Pang Earlier this year we traveled to Hong Kong to sit down

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Breaking Up With Plastic in China

Alright, so there are some places where it’s totally easy to avoid using plastic…. And then there’s China. From coffee to fruit, EVERYTHING comes in plastic. Ditching plastic in China can be frustrating at times, but it’s totally doable! Here’s our top tips for breaking up with single-use plastic in China.

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one-day ayutthaya itinerary Wat Worachettharam

Ayutthaya One-Day Bicycle Route

Ayutthaya makes for a great stopover on your way to Chiang Mai, or as a day-trip from Bangkok. The area is littered with ancient temples and ruins just begging to be explored. The best part? They are all easily accessible by bicycle. We recommend staying for a few days, but if you’re short on time this itinerary will take you to all of the best spots in Ayutthaya in a single day.

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10 Sustainable Christmas Gifts

The holiday season is often a time of increased consumerism and waste, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Environmental consciousness is on the rise and it is easier than ever to find gifts that recyclable, biodegradable, or waste free. Check out our list of 10 Christmas gifts that friends and family are sure to love, and the Planet will thank you for as well.

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tarsier sanctuary bohol philippines

Bohol’s Epic Ecotourism

Bohol is an eco-warrior’s dream. It has everything from pristine ocean ecosystems, waterfalls, caves, to rolling countryside. The local inhabitants have made a concerted effort to preserve the pristine beauty of their home. Locally managed initiatives include mangrove reforestation, Tarsier habitat conservation, and beach cleanups. Read more on why Bohol is one of the hottest sustainable travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

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How The Gilis Are Going Green

The Gili Islands have become some of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia. As their popularity grew so did the stress on the local environments. As the islands started to become overwhelmed with trash, local inhabitants and foreign residents on the islands to make a stand. The three tiny islands have now become a model for how island nations around the world can fight the effects of climate change on a local level.

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6 Effortless Ways to Use Less Plastic When Traveling

Cutting down on plastic while traveling can seem like a daunting proposition. There is literally plastic EVERYWHERE. Its convenience and versatility are exactly why it is so widely used around the globe. But you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by single-use plastic. These 6 quick tips will help you drastically cut down your plastic use on your next trip.

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