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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Gift Ideas For Sustainable Travelers

Sustainable travel may seem like just a buzzword to some, but the movement has caught serious momentum in the last few years. With concerns about the impact of travel ranging from airplane CO2 emissions to ecological damage to overtourism in small towns and cities, more and more travelers are making conscious choices to minimize their travel footprints. That may include cutting down on air travel, exploring cities by bike instead of car or avoiding single-use items in favor of reusable alternatives. If you know someone who prioritizes both exploring new destinations and being as low-impact of a traveler as possible, consider one of the gifts below. Many of the companies below are certified B-Corps, which means they’ve met very high standards for environmental and community sustainability.

Here are some of the best gift ideas for sustainable travelers, starting at just $20.

See the full list by Suzie Dundas on Forbes' website here.

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May 8, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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