Tips for Eco Travelers

Tourism is an irrevocable life style. But there are many ways to do so as travelers set off, of course. Getting around the world is a philosophy of life that beyond knowing or cute photogenic sites, is a way to learn. Others, with others. But there’s more. Tourism is also a way of relating to the Metro. If they choose to be sustainable named, here are some tips. Not wear your footprint.
Week 8/52 - Eco TravelPhoto Credit: P Lawrence
1 – Do not waste paper

The community organized meticulously planned trip. Read about the places where they plan to go, scoring destinations or produce directories to distribute their journeys, their views or expectations. If you cannot do without the lists, do not worry, there are several alternatives to be organized without printing. You can save your Word or Excel files on your computer; tablet or phone goes with you (mostly because we travel with one of these devices). In addition, there are some applications that you provide a perfect organization and even alert you so you do not forget.

Taking notes

Evernote. This application (of which I am unconditional) is ideal for capturing Internet articles, entire pages or just to be writing down ideas. The can install on your computer and the Smartphone to have synchronized your notes.

Astrid. This is another task manager. Available for PC and phone is great for the forgetful.

Wunderlist. It is another service available with which to develop task lists grouped by category and can also be synchronized between all devices.

So if you want to be organized does not need to spend paper. And if you cannot connect not get bogged down and improvise. Spontaneity traveling often generates situations, experiences and unforgettable encounters.

Oh, and whenever possible (is increasingly widespread) buy an electronic ticket. Almost all airlines, trains and buses allow you this option.

Evernote mobile

2 – Solar Chargers

If we use electronics in our travels we make responsible use of them. In addition to turn them off when we do not use, we can use portable solar chargers to recharge our batteries. Its size and weight makes them easy to transport and only need daylight to work.

3 – Lightweight Luggage

No need to take your wardrobe with you. Besides practical eco know. You carry a light backpack will make the trip more comfortable and reduce fuel consumption. Remember, more weight, more consumption.
In Hanhn Airport with 10 kg Weight

In Hanhn Airport with 10 kg Weight

4 – Green Apps

If you are a traveler stuck to a Smartphone you can use it with awareness. More and more eco applications that help us to have sustainable behavior. Also if you are traveling. We show some.

Green Globe. Only for IPhone or iPod, this application allows you to discover all the options for an eco trip. With it, you can find places and alternatives with environmental commitment. You can find eco accommodation, conference venues, attractions and even cruises. All members are certified by Green Globe rigorous criteria and checked by specialists. This application is free to download.

Green Travel Choice. It is just another application for Iphone, Ipad and IPod Touch thanks to a GPS system helps you to choose transportation that emit little CO2. Marking your place of departure and the destination you are heading, this app tells you which is the best environmental option in order to reduce carbon footprint. If you care about how much carbon dioxide you eat when you travel, this app is for you. It is available in Apple store for $ 1.99.

Greenie. Also for Apple devices is an interesting application for the latest news about technology and ecological applications. It costs $ 0.99.

Green Power Battery Saver is a simple Android application that works automatically as soon as you set. Save battery from the start. Intelligently managed Wi-Fi, mobile data and Bluetooth connections and screen brightness. The off when you do not use them and on when needed.

Carbon Calculator: Now you can easily calculate how much you pollute in each of your trips, with this carbon footprint calculator. For Android

Where Recycling is an assistant search. Available for Android, this application allows you to find the nearest recycling point. It also helps to clean spots and discover the appropriate locations for the recycling of batteries or clothing. It is also noteworthy that allows report through localized photographs.

GuiaReciclaje is ideal for those who doubt where to place recycling container for application. As its name suggests is a complete guide to clearly differentiate which waste is placed and in which containers. It is available for Android and IOS.
Travel Choice

Travel Choice

5 – Echo Transportation

For destinations, the plane is the only alternative. In other cases, there are much more sustainable options. Whenever you can, walk. It is the greenest option is the best way to discover a place you do not know. It is also very healthy for the mind and body.

Walking Heilderberg

If you love cycling, more and more cities in the world which have utility bikes that can be accessed easily and at minimal cost.

Cycling in Nuremberg

If you prefer to move engine before calling a cab climb to urban transport. And to travel between towns you can hitchhike to encourage carpooling or practice. There are numerous websites providing this service carpool proposed to move within cities, including nearby towns and even long trips. This alternative that is becoming more popular, cheaper movement and reduces carbon footprint.

Tram in Munich

7. Sustainable accommodation

If your stop is in nature and do not think about camping. Sleep outdoors allows you to contact with the environment that you will not find anywhere else, besides being a very economical option. For those who do not want to rest at ground there couchsurfing interesting alternative, i.e., sleeping in the homes of others who lend you their couch. You must register on the official website, answer a questionnaire and find a host you staying (it’s completely free). There is no better way to discover a place sharing the life of the locals.

But if you’re jealous of your privacy and you are not sleeping in a strange house, more and more ecofriendly accommodation to minimize environmental impact. For example, in the page you will find a complete guide to the eco accommodation worldwide.

And for those who want to work to afford housing, the possibility of passing the farm stay and work 4 or 5 hours a day in exchange for room and board. and are the most popular pages where farmers can contact requiring labor. There is a comprehensive directory for countries worldwide. This is a very interesting time to be in touch with nature as scarce budget alternative.


8 – . Responsible Consumption

Eat only what you need and in a responsible manner. Try to buy food from local producers. Stroll through the markets and buy fresh and seasonal foods. You will eat more rich and healthy, and avoid the wrappers. Taste the dishes of people’s views. Besides being an extraordinary way to delve into the popular culture, you will taste delicious delicacies and give the local economy.
Fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables

Market in Matera (Italy)

9 – . Tatúate 3Rs

The three R should be a mantra for travelers. Recycle. Reuse. Reduce.

Recycle: We’ve already discussed some applications that will help you find the right places for recycling. If you do not have this tool is to be observant and ask the locals. They will tell you where and how.

Reuse: Avoid disposable products. Reuse bags or bring along a cloth, no space or weigh, and avoid using plastic bags. Choose rechargeable batteries. Try not to use plastic containers and if necessary, wash them and give them a new use.

Reduce. You have to minimize power consumption. Do not light up unless absolutely necessary. Turn it off when you leave. In places where you are, monitors water consumption; choose shower instead of bath and do not stretch out over the account. Five minutes is enough. Staying at a hotel is not essential to remember that you wash the towels daily. Do not turn the air conditioning system when you need it, remember that the temperature should not drop below 24 º. The same with the heating in winter and not more than 22 º. If you’re into nature adapt the rhythm of the sun and if you need your light are LED flashlights, consumption is much lower.

3R in Infinity Eco hotel in BsAs

10. Do not let footprint

In cities have places to dispose of waste and even to practice recycling. When you are in nature not leave marks when you leave a place leave it as you found them. Take all waste, which are not yours, too. Do not make any withdrawals (animals, plants, fossils, minerals, etc.), Remember that you are not souvenirs. If you remember, take pictures. If you go cycling or hiking paths and respects the specific indications for each. Heed the signs of the place. They have their reason for being. Remember, when in Rome, do as the Romans.

Without a Trace

Traveler in DNA is the love for the planet. We cannot watch him. The common house we share is everyone’s responsibility.

You bought your ticket and you’re list @ to leave home and embark on a new adventure in a destination, or very little known, but it certainly will in you new experiences. From the moment you leave home, your journey begins and the least we expect is that everything goes great! So we cannot let you go without first read these tips to help you survive the wait at the airport and provided endless for many flight hours. Ready, set … Suitcases above and Happy Travels!

Having something to do

It may seem silly, but if you have something to occupy the time you’ll be bored to tears and you can only think about what is being done throughout the trip or how you can achieve world peace. Be sure to bring entertainment and more if you go on a journey of many hours! Do not forget your laptop, books, video games, music or whatever you better work, the important thing is to keep busy. During the journey, forget about the time and if you can hide the clock so do not get impatient. Take advantage of free time or fail to advance any assignment either academic or work, not only will make the trip much shorter but go ahead and take advantage of your obligations.

Take warm clothes

Bring some extra warm clothes in your hand luggage. On short flights within the country, air conditioning is usually not as strong but sometimes in long distance travel, spends a little with the air conditioning and not enough with the blanket you get, if you have the details. So do not let the destination, grab the jacket comes to you better and not let go forgotten in the seat on landing.

Also, do not forget to wear comfortable clothing at all times. There are people that wear tight clothes, like jeans, suffering in your journey because you swollen legs and then want to rip her clothes on the spot. So to avoid that flourish stripper in you in the middle of a flight, traveling with loose, comfortable clothing and help you stay warm. Airports are not fashion shows and traveling convenient!

It may seem the most ill-mannered, but for long trips, more than a right becomes an obligation. It is much more comfortable barefoot on a long journey and you sleep better. Do not forget to bring some extra socks in your handbag in case you get cold feet or if I really do not give you much notice that you have the feet in the air, wearing comfortable shoes and leave the rubber heels for when you get your destiny.


It may seem strange, but many people before getting on the plane to begin stretching and exercise. Think for a moment: Sitting for long hours in such a narrow chair is hard and perhaps the back and legs are the most affected.


To avoid this, you’re not going to ask you to start jogging before you get on the plane or you head a yoga session in the same, but arise from time to time, do stretches and moves the body. You will notice the difference the next day.

Treat yourself to choose hallway, windows or doors emergency

This decision is now down to personal taste. Some people prefer the aisle because it gives less “claustrophobic” feeling and for those with long legs becomes more bearable because you can draw some legs. One of the advantages of being in hall is that you can go for a walk, or stretching to the bathroom when the hell you want without having to run over your fellow travelers. The disadvantage is that during the trip sitting inside pestered occasionally to ask permission to leave. If you are patient and understand that at one time can be the one to do it, this will not mean a problem.

If you do long trips , avoid near the toilet seat because, although you will be close to them when you want to use , these are the busiest in the plane and when finally you achieve sleep places , someone will and will wake you up .

The best seats are undoubtedly located next to the emergency doors, formerly nobody wanted to sit in them because it is scary to be next to a door on a plane without the cast that make you read the responsibilities attributed by you sitting there, but over time people have come to realize that it is one of the most comfortable places to be traveling a lot more space and you do not have to hasten armchairs. So the next time you travel, go ahead and ask if they have available seats emergency, unless you travel with children or seniors, where the crew will re- assign other positions. On the other hand, another star of seats is near the windows because it allows you to enjoy the scenery and rest your head if you want to sleep.


Drink plenty of water. The AC, small changes in pressure, temperature changes, jet lag, among others, sometimes make us forget hydrate.

You fall asleep for hours and then you wake atontadísimo, parched and even more tired than before sleep. Some airlines do not allow liquids up the plane, if so and you are thirsty, water hostess asks if you attend will definitely haunted.

Eat what you fancy

Whether you travel by the country or you decide you expand your horizons, some airlines usually have detail include some kind of snack or full meal that fall beautifully. Most however, are usually very small portions or as your destination, the food may be related to the influences of the city. So if you decide to travel to Asia and do not like spicy food, do not forget to take some cold treats or snacks that you can keep in your handbag and eat more when you want. Avoid taking foods with strong odors or else have some mates furious at the smell or very eager to try what you eat travels.

Enjoy airports

Excited Shopping Woman’s important to stop seeing airports as a place of transit boring as all have their charm. Today you can find stores that were previously limited to being in big malls. So enjoy your time on them, tomato something, read a magazine, or forward purchase some gift you’ve forgotten and do not forget to have fun. It is possible! – About

An adventure called Bath.

Before boarding the plane do not forget to go to the bathroom every time your body will be required as on airplanes, so can be a real challenge. The airplane bathroom is usually small and with a highly dubious comfort and after several hours of flight may give off unpleasant odors. If you get seasick easily, ask someone to accompany you and stay tuned for you during your stay in the service and do not forget to use all the grips that have the bathroom in case of turbulence. Careful where you stick your hand!

Concept of Digital Signage Displays

Next-generation technology by integrating a network of LCD monitors 19 ‘ inch and Plasma 42 ” inch fully interconnected , installed at different strategic points of the property: boxes , kiosks , customer input , gondolas , cafeteria , Access Areas , Elevators , points high flow , short, movement infinite possibilities for greater return on sales and entertain clients .

Recall rate higher than in traditional advertisements. Consumers are more likely to buy seeing an ad in SD located near a point of sale (POS) than watching television from your home or work;
Digital Signage

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Ads can be modified at any time of the day , all over the Internet in real time , and its content updated across the network automatically monitors , bringing great dynamism conveyed the information ;

View multimedia animations LCD screens from 17 ‘ / 19′ inch Plasmas or 42 ‘ inch with superior quality to conventional media , drawing attention and giving more involvement the viewer ;

With Digital Signage throughout time is prime time, and not only at night or early in the day as Television Stations;

More than displaying advertisements, SD provides opportunity to its viewers follow the latest regional, national and world news. In addition to entertaining and inform, it also has in its program grid, utility and social responsibility services;

Television ad several times a day (inserts). The final cost for an advertiser is much smaller when compared to the amount invested in conventional media such as television and newspaper.

Economy in advertising and distribution part, by advertising in conventional media, a company needs to produce different file formats. With the SD agent can convey your advertising in many different locations without having to adapt them to all monitors and points.

Internal communications channel with employees for handouts and training.

An excellent indoor digital media for wide range of users within the Point of Sale ( POS ) , as well as providing a targeted media for each department / section / sector as well as other units and franchise companies .

 Digital signage displays is a powerful communication tool, having the ability to bring quality information to the client, with a rare impact often seen in any other media. In this system, electronic screens (Plasma, LCD, OLED, touch screens, computer monitors, standard televisions, LED) display different sizes in various media formats with objectives ranging from brand to announce a client entertaining, relevant content leading to a room wait or point of sale.

This technology adds hitherto unnoticed qualities as guidance to the sales team from the stores where the promoters, constantly observing moving content, eventually assimilating the information. The quality is excellent that it conveys, having an aspiration of advertisers and agencies: precise, direct and objective.

With the constant development of technology and cost reductions, the Digital Signage displays become every day more feasible. After all, who can deny the interest in having a digital booklet on a flat screen with moving images and information outside their establishment?

Which one is better LCD Monitors or LED Screen?

When you think of buying a new monitor for your computer, are faced with various offers and models as the most common LCD and LED monitors , but it certainly causes some doubts regarding the differences of these models , so check out these tips .

The LCD monitor has completely changed the way of playing compared to the CRT. This monitor does not use a cathode ray tube, but films of liquid crystal, which when energized, produce the spectrum of colors on the screen.
LED Screen checker
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The big advantage that LCD monitors have brought computer users are: low power consumption , beyond the dimensions that were reduced , it was thinner and lighter , the non-emission of harmful radiation and the ability to form an image almost perfect , stable , flicker- less tiring vision, i.e. , has many points in its favor . But as not all flowers , it has a disadvantage , the disadvantage of the LCD monitor is its LCD screen if the screen is damaged or exposed to air , may emit toxic compounds – which can be a problem for the middle – environment.

Have LED monitors are LCD monitors developments. Because they are made with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have the characteristic of being brighter, besides having a much higher contrast and more vibrant colors than LCD monitors.

With it you can tell that displays the LED base will surely dominate the scene from now on, mainly because they spend less energy.

Advantages and Disadvantages of LCD TVS, LED and plasma
In the case of plasma TVs, the screen works with cells filled with noble gas (such as neon or xenon) suffering an electrical discharge and turns into plasma.

This whole process releases photons (light) and collide with a phosphor layer in front of those cells that do shine. Each image point is composed of three cells, and each coated with a different phosphor color (red, green and blue).

The combination of these three different colors at varying intensities generates the tones required to produce the image. And the simple fact that each cell producing its own light, there is no need of any light to illuminate our screen.

Advantages of Plasma TV

The plasma TVs are more suitable for dark environments due to the higher color fidelity and contrast, which is very good for those who love movies because they offer more vivid and does not depend on light for this to occur , i.e. , they have a quality very good picture .

Are also very good for those who like to watch sports and more modern games because they offer what is called “dynamic resolution ” , which gives us better quality motion scenes .

Furthermore, plasma TVs is super indicated for large environments, as they are much easier and cheaper to be produced in larger sizes. No wonder we see there a lot of giant plasma TV in the windows of shops.

It is worth noting that there are components that can be very useful regardless of what TV you buy devices like Blu – Ray when watching a movie, HDMI cable, which is a great help in image quality, a Home Theater to watch that concert and so on. There are several options for you to be very happy with your choice; the important thing is that you really need to know what is important for you to be satisfied.

– Increased rate of wear and defects due to sources to excite the cells
– Increased electromagnetic emission – ultra violet light
– Device with deeper and heavier
– Difficulty mounting screens smaller than 40
– High power consumption
– To get too close to the screen, it generates a flicker effect that tire the fastest views
– Static images and black bars on the sides of the screen burn
– To be used as PC monitor is less than the LCD because of the resolution in pixels.

– Have more reflective than LCD, leaving a “mirrored” screen if there is direct illumination (open window, for example), a phenomenon also known as CRT monitors.


The LCD TV works with the base being a liquid crystal material, which gives a more translucent or opaque image depending on the electric current applied to it.

Each point on the screen is made up of three sealed cells filled with this material and each cell corresponds to a primary color of light (green, red and blue).

A lamp that generates white light is installed behind the screen and illuminates the cells making up the image.
The colors are thereby formed and thus combine multiple intensities of each of the primary colors.

Advantages of LCD TVs

The LCD TVs are now more suitable for brightly lit rooms, this means you can watch your program with a window behind your TV you will not see any reflection in the image, apart from plasma.
Are also indicated for those who will turn the PC on it or play those games more standing, as of old, for still images used to stain the older plasma TVs. You can also find LCDs available in smaller sizes, which is hard to find in the plasma models, like watching a TV over 42 inches in a small room.
They also consume less energy , are more efficient comparing them with the old tube televisions ( CRT ) , have a lower cost of maintenance of the plasma and CRT and better aesthetics , being thin and lightweight.

– Low resolution especially in analog composite video (cable TV)
– Reduced viewing angle
– Minimum illumination of constant black parts, reducing contrast
– Lack of uniformity of the backlight causing distortion of the image


The process of transmission of LED TVs works much like an LCD TV that technology is only slightly different, i.e., instead of that white light in the backlight, the LED TVs you have a set of LEDs with colors primary (red, blue and green) and makes the job of filtering the liquid crystal light is much better done, getting more pure and with a much wider range colors.

This technology also causes light to be exactly the same throughout its usage time and without loss of brightness or color change , regardless of whether or not a burning light. The panel also allows a better adjustment of light intensity.


The screens of LED TVs are much brighter , with much better contrast and more vivid when compared to the model of the LCD , i.e. , have a much better picture , because they are made with light-emitting diode ( LED ) . These TVs can also be much thinner than the other (since there are up to 3 cm thickness).

These TVs meet the standards Eco -friendly because it does not require lamps CCFLs and are completely mercury-free. Do not use lead to fixation of components and makes the disposal and recycling of TVs can be made safely and without impacting the environment.

The LED televisions also meet Energy Star standards, as they have a very low level of power consumption up to 40 % less than the LCD TVs of the same size. What is very good for our pocket? Have more uniform backlight, better resolution on component and HDMI video and are extremely thin, because the LED occupy less space than the lamp (back light).


While a device Full HD 42-inch LCD can be found for prices starting from $ 3,000 , the price suggested by Samsung for a 40-inch model is salted Led R $ 6,999 , which may scare away some customers . According to Samsung, the high local value is justified by the device, which technology – as always – is expected to fall in the future. For now, those seeking a bargain without sacrificing LED technology should be content with the 32-inch model, which can be found by R $ 4,799. – Wikipedia

Best Tips On A Long Trip

Choose well your seat

When choosing your seat you have to consider 2 things. Within a row the best seats are the aisle and window. The aisle seat allows you to stretch your legs and to come and go whenever you want without disturbing other passengers. The other star is the window seat to rest your head to sleep or watch the scenery. But most important of all, from my point of view is, not use the seats near the toilets over 10h hour flight or more, the toilets are the busiest site of the plane. It’s where you open and close the door every 2 for 3 and is home to people talk about get to sleep and I’m sure someone will wake you. These are some tips we came up with when traveling to St George to stay in an RV park.


Comfortable clothes for air travel

Long-weekend road-trip advice


This is one of the tips that I find most important when flying. Don’t use tight clothes and jeans that squeeze. I usually wear leggings or long pants sport is more like pajama bottoms. If you wear very tight jeans you may be swollen legs and feel you need to take that pants now!

Very important is to wear a jacket comfortable, the air conditioning on planes usually very strong and can sleep or wake up cold catch cold (I’ll say a whopping), I usually wear a scarf for the neck. Anyway in most long trips is usually a small blanket per passenger.


If you do not like to stay barefoot / a (neither is good) it is best to bring in your carry-on flip-flops and a pair of socks. So you can take off your shoes, you’ll be more comfortable and you can go to the toilet without having to put your shoes. The socks come in handy if you are someone who left you cold feet.

If you need to travel clothing, a very comfortable and safe to shop online is the popular clothing website Zalando, because if we check our tickets online to save money, why not buy everything you need online, whether clothing, accessories, cameras or backpacks?




The issue of food is important, I have traveled to Asia and the menu was much focused plane Asian food. The truth is that I have no trouble eating but there were people who did not like the taste of many species. On the other hand the amounts are not very big. I advise to always carry in your bag some cookies or something to eat. It will come in handy if you are hungry or want to kill time eating.




It is very important to hydrate well and drink water from time to time. The air conditioning and pressure changes can leave us stunned. Normally if you walk towards the end of the plane or at the beginning are the hostesses will offer you water and juice. Some airlines also offer snack bags with free.



Today most long flights have incorporated some individual entertainment system for each passenger, which usually has a few films in Spanish and some in other languages with English subtitles. But I have come to travel in 2013 in an airplane from 10am did not have this system so it’s interesting that you bring something to entertain you. The best is a book or a travel guide of the place you are visiting, pens and paper, mobile battery or music.


Entertainment on board


Stretching exercises on the plane.

Although stretching exercises may seem silly at first glance is very important. The body gets tired of so many hours sitting in the same position, you should at least get up several times during the flight to stretch your legs (to me on a flight reached many legs swell up so many hours with a cowboy sitting tight, I’ve learned the lesson). When I go to the toilet I take to support me with his hands on a wall and stretch your back.

Additional tips for a long trip.


1. Spend the first two weeks as a tourist. Do not trust the time, especially if you have to do things in the country you are visiting, as study, work, do an internship, and so on. Usually towards the end of a long stay will have to solve issues such as paperwork, get rid of the things addressed, delivered in perfect condition place of lodging, and so on.

2. Browse local food and learn to cook the dishes Gastronomy is an important part of cultures. If you want to know a country thoroughly, must have basic knowledge of the local diet.

3. Travel light. Bring many things always backfire. Travelling with luggage light and practical, like a backpack, lighten the complications of a trip.

4. Not following a guidebook. The guides contain information only from the most representative. One never knows until a city is not lost on her.

5. Studied the language before. Apart from the late survival of knowing a language, the locals always appreciate the effort to learn their language.

6. Living with the locals. Just living with the local people can get to know a culture.

7. If possible, live with a host family. Maybe sacrifice a bit of comfort, but stay with a native family represents a good opportunity to know the daily life of the country.

8. Find an activity outside of school. When studying in another country do an activity outside of school opens doors to other social circles.

9. Keeping a journal. At the end of trip would appreciate having written your memoirs.