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The Green Life: Green Holiday Travel -- Pack Light

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November 10, 2008

Green Holiday Travel -- Pack Light

Pack fewer clothes Even dedicated staycationers can be lured from home during the season of family gatherings. This week we'll offer tips on how to green your holiday travel.

Tip #1: Put Your Bag on a Diet

The more weight those planes, trains, and automobiles have to carry, the more fuel they use. Do your part to cut emissions by sporting a streamlined suitcase. Packing early will give you time to weed out unnecessary items. Check with your host or hotel to find out if appliances such as hairdryers will be available. Coordinate with your traveling companions to avoid doubling up on items that can be shared, such as toothpaste or shampoo. Find more tips for smart packing from OneBag or Rick Steves.

Share your tips: What are your tricks for packing light?

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