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 11 months ago

The most common correlation between sustainable travel and Amsterdam is usually a back-handed joke about both being “green.” Amsterdam has gained a world- wide reputation for being the mecca of all things prostitution and pot, and this reputation is particularly popular in the comparatively censored United States. Apparently, Amsterdam is not happy about its reputation of being the land for debauchery, because it is reported that the city is considering making most of its recreational drug indulgences for...


8 years 11 months ago

What do Christmas trees and sustainable travel have in common? Quite a lot. Even though most people associate Christmas with long shopping lines, mangers, and the Salvation Army donation bell ringers, Christmas and sustainable travel actually go hand in hand. No Christmas is complete without a Christmas tree, and several Christmas tree farms have begun to practice sustainable farming practices. So this season,...


8 years 11 months ago

As the mercury drops, more sustainable travelers will be looking for a way to stay warm. One globally popular way to warm up on a cold day is by enjoying a hot cup of tea. Only second to water, tea is the most popular beverage worldwide, even though the long lines at your neighborhood Starbucks might lead you to believe otherwise. Much like coffee, the production of succulent teas has seen a swift transition from...


8 years 11 months ago

Lincoln Financial Stadium goes green.

Sustainable travel has a way of finding itself in the most unlikely arenas. From jail hotels to marathons or...


8 years 12 months ago

Sustainable travel isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people prepare for the madness of Thanksgiving. Usually, extra cream for mashed potatoes and stealing Aunt Ida’s pumpkin pie recipe beat take priority to thoughts of sustainable living, let alone sustainable travel. But why not make this a sustainable Thanksgiving? By keeping a few extra things in mind, you can uphold the principles of sustainable travel so that, hopefully, your belt will continue to uphold your pants...


9 years 22 hours ago

Everyone is looking to get the most bang for their buck these days, and the responsible vacation industry is no exception. Some responsible vacations may be more emotionally and/ or physically exhausting, requiring willing vacationers to focus on just one objective for the duration of the vacation. But for responsible vacations that are just as psychologically beneficial as they are...


9 years 2 days ago

Some consider sustainable travel to have a broad stroke. That is, a number of unexpected items and ideas can be considered as sustainable travel. While it is generally easy to identify sustainable travel elements in the physical, it is not as easy to identify these elements in ideals. One difficult call is the notion of jail hotels. Lodging accommodations in once not so accommodating quarters are a growing trend amongst travelers looking for the most cutting- edge travel experience. Popularity aside,...


9 years 2 days ago

The mere mention of sustainable travel should not conjure feelings of panic, especially when looking for a green hotel option. Hotels are taking the sustainable travel baton and running with it. Long gone are the days when the most a conventional hotel could entertain is biodegradable soap. As sustainable travel nears the realistic goal of becoming the new standard travel, hotels around the world are taking major...


9 years 6 days ago

Earlier this week, the L.A. Marathon was hailed as a responsible vacation option for the sustainable long- distance runner. The special event offers 26.2 miles of practiced and promoted environmental conservatism. Participants of the L.A. Marathon are privy to environmentally- sustainable perks such as portable restrooms supplied with the finest biodegradable soaps and recycled heat sheets during this responsible vacation option. These...


9 years 1 week ago

Sustainable travel has the power the power to do a lot of things. Preserving the earth and promoting social change can be attributed to sustainable travel, but what about keeping neighborhoods from sliding away? Stopping what seems like an act of God with sustainable travel may seem outrageous, but the industry actually plays quite a part in preventing gradual disasters such as the disaster looming in the minds of some Albanians.

The nation of Albania has quite a colorful past. Located...


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