Down, down baby, down by the roller coaster. Sweet, sweet baby, I’ll never let you go.
Well J. and I are back from our engagement party/bridal shower and we are exhausted! We traveled to NJ in order to be with my Dad’s family and enjoyed every minute of it. We got in Friday night to Philadelphia and decided we “had to” have a real Philly cheese steak since we had just seen a special on the Food Network.
The next day was the shower and all of our parents and a couple friends were able to be there with us and it was a great chance to catch up and see what everybody it up to. Despite being exhausted from talking nonstop for four hours we decided to do a little sightseeing in Philly. Plus, my stepmom and I really wanted good pizza and we managed to find a whole in the wall with the best pizza at in Philly outside of South Street (which was to far of a walk). I took a bunch of pictures but my fcking computer decided to erase the memory card somehow so most of them are gone.
Although we weren’t able to stay as green as we would have liked I noticed I am much more cognizant of the excessive waste and use of plastic that is involved in travel. So here are our tips for cutting that down.
- Pack your own snacks. We made whole wheat chocolate chips cookies and Nan (flat bread)
- Bring an empty water bottle. You can fill it up after you get through security.
- Politely say no to the mini snack and soda with separate plastic cup and enjoy the treats you brought
- If you are going to want coffee on the go bring your own travel mug instead of using the one in your hotel room or at the continental breakfast.
- Bring your own toiletries and leave all the mini bottles in the bathroom alone
- Fill your water bottle up at the water fountain to avoid the plastic water bottles in the hotel room as well as the plastic ice bucket with plastic bag liner
- If you don’t have any bags to check you can sometimes check in online and print your own boarding pass on recycled paper at home
- Pack less and lighter. Do you really need ten outfits for two days. If you pack layers and shirts and bottoms that can be used in multiple outfits you can stretch a small wardrobe farther and still look nice.