Traveling this past year has been next to impossible, prompting us to be more resourceful with our time-off. But as we look forward to a healthier future, it’s time to reexamine our old habits, both as locals and as citizens of the world. Travel blogger Alison Abbott has long been advocating for a more sustainable, eco-friendly, lifestyle. The face behind travel blog Green with Renvy, her catchphrase is: “Sharing the World of Responsible Travel One Trip at a Time”.
Based between Boston and Nantucket, Abbott is an avid traveler and is enthusiastic about keeping it local whether at home or abroad. According to Abbott, her goal with her platform is to inspire others to take a step out of their comfort zone and consider alternative destinations and adventures.
“Nothing could make me happier than hearing from a reader who has arranged travel plans to stay in an eco-friendly hotel that I recently recommended,” she notes on her website, explaining that she firmly believes that as we become better traveled and more mindful, culturally aware citizens of the globe, the world becomes a better place.
“The more I travel, the more I learn to be flexible and adapt,” she further shared her experiences in a recent interview with Misadventures with Andi. “The world has become such a small place, I hope to highlight destinations that might not be on everyone’s radar. Meeting and learning from others around the globe develops a much deeper understanding and I truly think education promotes peace and tolerance.”
Abbott puts her money where her mouth is. Her blog includes a dedicated section for “green living” where she shares her thoughts about subjects as varied as sustainable wine, healthy snacks, and eco-friendly travel gifts.
When trying to trace back her love of travel, Abbott jokes that she probably became a traveler in her mother’s womb. “I was conceived in Japan and long before I knew that fact, I taught myself Japanese phrases and to count in the language,” she explains.
“I wanted to learn all I could about the country. Seriously though, in my days before travel writing, I started and built a clothing and design business that manufactured in India and the Philippines. It was during that time I fell and love with travel and knew it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”