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Conquer the mountain with children: Three activity-holidays for the whole family

Conquer the mountain with children: Three activity-holidays for the whole family

  You better start planning your summer vacation on time, especially if you have to travel during the school holidays. Beach holidays are among the most popular ones, whereas my favorite vacation destination was Austria when I was younger. I liked the mixture of hiking […]

Four alternatives to Shrovetide

Four alternatives to Shrovetide

  What about you? Do you like or avoid carnival? On the 4th of March 2019 is Shrove Monday and thousands of dressed up assemble in the European strongholds. But the fifth season doesn’t appeal to everybody. Some of our Green Pearls® hotels offer a […]

Greek spirit in Thai kitchen: Spinach Ricotta Pie

Greek spirit in Thai kitchen: Spinach Ricotta Pie

Indulge yourself with the perfect vegetarian dish for cold winter days! Cheaf Eak from The Tongsai Bay has elaborated a nice potpie recipe for a little Greek spirit in Thailand. Take the Greek taste into your own kitchen and enjoy the mouthwatering oven baked Greek inspired spinach pie with ricotta cheese, garlic bread and rocket salad. A perfect mixture of delicious and healthy!

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Mindfulness: rediscover the inner self

Mindfulness: rediscover the inner self

At the beginning of the year, we usually think about changes for the New Year. Many people focus on stress reduction, more sport and a healthier life. Therefore, you find some tips for mindfulness travel 😉 In summary, mindfulness describes a particular form of attention […]

Green travel calendar 2019

Green travel calendar 2019

The year has just started and we are happy to present our travel calendar for 2019: suggesting twelve inspiring destinations that make for a perfect holiday experience – no matter when you travel. However, we would not  be the Green Travel Blog if these tips […]


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Plastic Free Bathroom

Plastic Free Bathroom

You can find all kinds of plastics in normal bathrooms: packages, hygiene products, or micro plastics in cosmetic. Though, there are some easy steps to avoid synthetic materials in your bathroom – thus, contributing to environmental protection. Any piece of plastic we avoid is not going to waste the oceans. Here, you can find some practical tips for less plastics use. (Cover image: © Adobe Stock / marrakeshh)

BUY LOOSE GOODS

Some products might not contain any synthetic materials, but they still are often wrapped in plastic. However, there are alternatives: various products are available in so called “unpackaged shops,” which are present in many larger cities. There, you can bottle liquids and jug loose products in jars you bring along. Moreover, you find more or less anything you need for your bathroom – toilet paper, soaps, cleaning detergents, and washing agents for instance. Even shaving foam and shampoo can be bought as soap bars and thus avoid many plastic bottles. Our tip: collect your soap remains in a little soap bag and use it as body scrub while showering.

GREEN SUBSTITUTE FOR PLASTICS

Wherever you go you’ll find plastic. That is why it is challenging sometimes to find something else but synthetic packaging. If you take a closer look, you can find glass jars and buy them as an eco-friendly alternative. Compared to synthetic materials, glass does not require delectable resources or plasticizers in its production. Often, cosmetics are sold in glass bottles or glass jars, which are available in organic supermarkets in a wide range. Why don’t you try out body oils instead of body lotion, as they are commonly stored in glass bottles. Do you miss a plastic free alternative? Why don’t you contact the manufacturers, and ask for other packaging materials? If we are demanding for a difference, there might be a greater offer in the near future.

More tips here.