72 Hour Eco Friendly California Road Trip

Summer vacations may have passed, but the changing leaves and cooler temps of fall makes it an ideal time to plan an eco-friendly weekend road trip around California. Zem Joaquin, green lifestyle expert and founder of Ecofabulous, has tips on what environmentally friendly items to bring, where to stay and where to eat from Sacramento to Los Angeles.

What to drive: Any eco-friendly road trip needs an environmentally conscious vehicle and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is a first among electric vehicles with its roomy silhouette that’s perfect to haul everything from your luggage to snacks. It has an 85-mile range and planned routes can be displayed, showing at a glance where the vehicle can be recharged along the way. Perks for road trips: You can avoid traffic by using the HOV lanes and save money by not paying for gas.

What to pack:
1) Reusable bags – These are key for organized storage of the souvenirs you will inevitably pick-up along the way. Plus they are great for separating snacks, clothes, shoes and electronics like cameras or chargers.
2) Refillable water bottles like stainless steel S’well bottles or glass LifeFactory or BKR bottles – these cut down on plastic waste.
3) People Towels are reusable towels that are helpful for a quick clean up after a hiking adventure.
4) Prevent sunburns with Elemental Herbs sunscreen made with organic ingredients

Where to go:
1) The Greene Boheme in Sacramento
2) Recology’s Artist in Residence Program in San Francisco
3) Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
4) Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco
5) Los Angeles Farmers Market
6) Hiking in Los Angeles
7) Café Gratitude in Los Angeles
8) Shore Hotel in Los Angeles

Please feel free to share the above tips with your readers. If you are interested in learning more about planning an eco-friendly road trip, I am happy to connect you with Zem Joaquin to provide additional tips and destination suggestionsIMG_5924-0.JPG

IMG_2347.JPG

IMG_2351.JPG

IMG_2349.JPG

IMG_2348.JPG

IMG_2350.JPG

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.