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How to offset your worldwide swim travel

Jet – Worldwide Travel

Discovering the best swimming spots sometimes means heading off around the globe. With the rising concerns over the impact of air travel, here’s a few ways to lessen the damage of your travel in search of the world’s best swims!


CARBON OFFSETTING PROGRAMMES


Carbon offsetting schemes help neutralise the effects of flying by planting and protecting trees or investing in renewable technology projects. Many airlines offer their own offsetting schemes or you can directly offset your carbon impact by donating to environmental charities.


TRAVEL BY RAIL OR BUS


Overland public transport by train or bus is a great way to reduce your impact. More scenic and less stressful, train travel and coaches are also likely to be much closer to your departure and arrival points. Plus, how romantic does arriving by train at an iconic European lake before diving into the water sound?


SPEND MORE IN THE LOCAL AREA


Mitigate the damage of your travel by spending money in the local area. Buying from local artisans and vendors wherever you can helps support small business and keeps the money in the local area.


USE ETHICAL COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS


Choosing environmentally friendly products and providers wherever possible is certainly worth it. From eco lodges to reef-safe sunscreen, these small steps all help to reduce any impact you have on your way to getting in the water.


SWIMTREK HQ'S SWIM TRAVEL ESSENTIALS


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“A rash vest to protect my skin from the sun’s intensity.” Thomas

“Fins and snorkel to get a better look at what’s happening below the water’s surface…” Ben

“A microfibre towel, a great lightweight piece of kit for drying off quickly.” Rhiannon

“My custom made ear plugs, fit me perfectly and help to protect me from infection and hearing loss in the long run.”
Ash


Olivia Weatherill is Marketing Executive at swimtrek.com

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