Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart
I am a Justmeans Travel staff writer. My diverse professional background includes civil engineering, playing the violin, and most recently, user experience design. Such a diverse professional background combined with a penchant for travel writing will surely make readers think about traveling in a new way.

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8 years 7 months ago

The power of sustainable travel can trump even the murkiest of reputations. The idea of sustainable travel to Birmingham may seem like some sort of oxymoron to some sustainable travel enthusiasts. Like many other cities with a rather tainted past, Birmingham, Alabama is infamous for being the epicenter of the grueling Civil Rights Movement. In recent times, Birmingham, Alabama has become...


8 years 7 months ago

Sustainable travel has become an incredibly popular way to travel over the past few years. What has caused the increase in popularity? There are a number of factors, but the fact that sustainable travel offers sustainable travel possibilities for so many different types of people is probably one of the leading reasons. For the sustainable traveler who prefers to gain more education about sustainability from afar,...


8 years 7 months ago

Despite what economists and news pundits may have to say, this is an exciting time in history, and part of the excitement is directly related to sustainable travel. With sustainable travel as mode of transportation change, cities and towns previously associated with nothing more than violence and corruption are now joining in the fight to preserve nature and are emerging as sustainable powerhouses. One such city is Oakland, California. Most think of Oakland and its...


8 years 7 months ago

Sustainable travel has myriad applications and associations. Typically, sustainable travel is thought to be exclusive to modes of transportation or avoiding the use of non- biodegradable materials during a trip. While such associations are certainly a welcomed application of sustainable travel, trite perceptions of sustainable travel are just a chip off of the steadily melting iceberg. Our country has become known as one of the most obese nations in the free world, and by the looks of advertising...


8 years 7 months ago

Farmers’ Markets are a favorite destination for many sustainable travelers. The essence of their fun and local atmosphere make a trip to a nearby or faraway farmers’ market a favorite pastime for the average sustainable traveler. Keeping in line with the rules of economics, the steady increase in popularity of farmers’ markets is causing an increase in demand for the open- air opportunities to help sustainable farmers and benefit local economies. Sustainable traveler’s increased demand for farmers’ markets...


8 years 7 months ago

The feet of snow needing to be shoveled may be at the forefront of most our minds this time of the year, but sustainable travel should come in at a close second. The idea of sustainable travel to exotic cooking classes or gorgeous wineries may seem more appropriate for this time of the year, but the cruise line industry should also be taken into consideration. The demand for sustainable travel options have increased dramatically for the past couple of years, bringing sustainability to...


8 years 7 months ago

Last week’s winter weather sizzled the fun for a number of industries, including the sustainable travel industry. With retailers reporting profit numbers unheard of since before the Great Recession and the cost of gas and oil on the rise  (a not- so- sustainable economic indicator), the sustainable travel industry was also hoping to share in the recent economic bliss. Before the celebration could begin, Mother...


8 years 8 months ago

Sustainable travel can be used to support a number of business organizations striving to make sustainable living the new standard of living. Whether sustainable travel is achieved by taking a sustainable cooking class or by participating in a sustainable winery tour, sustainable travel has the unique...


8 years 8 months ago

One of the most important aspects of sustainable travel is providing a public spotlight for organizations prioritizing sustainability. Sustainable travel aids even more when the public spotlight is focused on an organization that lies in a market outside of the typical “sustainability bubble.” Vermont is known for its frigid temperatures and close- knit community. Steadily, Vermont is becoming well- known for its strides towards sustainable business. From local farmers’ markets to...


8 years 8 months ago

Sustainable travel can restore the environment, but it can also help to restore your sanity. If you live anywhere north of I-10 in the United States, you’ve been experiencing pre- winter temperatures that are well below normal for this time of year, and sustainable travel is the last thing on your mind. Cold, blustery days begin as nostalgic, but after about a week’s worth of sub- freezing temperatures, even the most dedicated winter weather fan can begin to beg for a respite from the...


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