1. Choose a destination that’s working to be more sustainable
Many countries and cities are gallantly reducing their carbon emissions. Costa Rica is a prime example, as they are already generating 98 percent of electricity through renewable energy – plus more than 25 percent of this biodiverse country has already been declared a conservation zone. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, has come up with two of Europe’s most impressive sustainable travel initiatives in encouraging organic farming practice and building CopenHill: a city-centre ski, snowboard and hiking slope that transforms waste into energy to power tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Plus: more than two-thirds of the city’s hotels hold an ‘eco-certificate’.