The festive season is almost upon us and while for many that means mince pies and mulled wine, others are simply looking forward to an extended break from work and life’s stresses. The winter holiday is a popular time to recharge and refresh. This might mean checking-in and jetting-off in search of some winter sun so here are some top-tips on how you can visit some wonderful places in the most eco-friendly way.
Greenest travel destinations
A country that’s been focussing on safeguarding its natural rainforest and has this year gone a record 150 days using only renewable energy, Costa Rica is a conservation haven. That said, you’ll have to ramp up your carbon footprint to get there from the UK so you would be wise to choose direct flights using an airline that supports the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreement that caps carbon emissions.
Although it offers limited hours of daylight during the winter (that doesn’t mean the sun won’t penetrate unprotected skin so you should still apply sun lotion when out and about), Iceland is one of “the” eco-friendly tourist hot spots. Another country that relies on natural energy sources, there are plenty of spas built into the natural volcanic surroundings – the perfect places to enjoy your favourite Green People natural skin care products.
The Austrian government takes the environment seriously and it’s a clean, green country with protected forests and crystal-clear waters. It’s also the perfect destination for cross-country skiing. With no need for chairlifts and heated lodges, this is the most eco-friendly way to get some slope action. Accessible from the UK via rail, cities like Vienna offer cheap rental bikes as an easy, environmentally sound way for visitors to find their way around.
Green People winter sun skin saviours
Facial Sun Cream Scent Free SPF30
Don’t forget to cover your face! This is probably the most exposed part of the body (particularly when visiting winter sun destinations that are not cut-out for sun bathing). As well as shielding you from harmful UVA & UVB rays, this scent-free cream is ideal for sensitive skin conditions, is easy to apply and is anti-ageing too.
High factor, scent-free SPF30 facial sun cream for sensitive skin
Holiday Sun Starter Pack
This handy pack contains the basics for a short eco-friendly trip. From high factor organic sun lotion to cooling and hydrating after sun, even the most sensitive skins will be protected from the sun’s harmful rays, no matter the time of year or travel destination.
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Hair & Body Pack
Whether you’re going to be exposed to the heat and humidity of dense jungles, the salt from the sea or harsh winds on the slopes, when on holiday your hair and skin is sure to need a treat. Our Quinoa-infused, organic hair care will nourish and smooth your hair while our moisture-boosting shower gel will leave you with a heavenly scent.
Best-selling organic Quinoa hair and body care in a stylish travel bag