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.

Posts by This Writer

9 years 1 week ago

The notion of sustainable travel stretching beyond its comfort zone of recycled goods and environmentally- friendly fun activities to uncharted territory that promotes a sustainable social environment has been mentioned a few times here at Justmeans. We took a look at the effects of tourism to polygamists communities, the need for...


9 years 1 week ago

Most people don’t consider running a marathon as an option for a responsible vacation, but the Los Angeles Marathon will challenge such conventions. It is a well- kept secret that, among the many perks of being a runner, opportunities to travel are plentiful. In addition to the psychological and physical benefits of running, traveling to a new city or country to run a race is an unexpected...


9 years 2 weeks ago

Ah, taxis. They are the arch- nemesis for most major cities around the world. Sustainable travel may be merging with this globally loathed yet dependent form of transportation in the coming months. Several green technology companies are hard at work trying to create the next environmentally- friendly taxi cab, but New York City Mayor Bloomberg is ready to put the pedal to the metal. In Hong Kong at the C40 conference, a meeting of 40 of the world’s largest and most powerful cities, Bloomberg took the...


9 years 2 weeks ago

As the cool fall weather slowly begins to transition to colder winter weather, sustainable travel to the world’s most well- preserved green spaces should be done as soon as possible. If your sustainable travels happen to take you to London, there are plenty of fun activities for everyone at Hyde Park. Resist the urge to spend copious amounts of money on expensive tour guide books, and try a more organic approach to discovering all there is in Hyde Park.

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9 years 2 weeks ago

What images come to mind when you think of sustainable travel? Burlap? Questionable recycled toilet paper? Tree- hugging and heated demonstrations outside of Fur Factory? Well, it’s unfortunate that the world of sustainable travel is subjected to the goofy environmental stereotypes along with other environmental factions. Not even the powers of Brangelina can single-handedly change this reality. However, a new crop of luxurious and environmentally- friendly transportation will certainly give sustainable...


9 years 2 weeks ago

Taking a responsible vacation is about more than remembering to reuse your hotel towels. One of the least popularized forms of responsible vacation is using your vacation as a time of volunteerism, a time to help take care of your fellow man. Though not popular, the need for helping humanity is eternal, and furthermore, the need for helping Haiti is urgent. It has been almost one year since a 7.0...


9 years 3 weeks ago

The future of seaside sustainable travel is looking a bit bright these days. While we can’t make such an optimistic prediction for the space industry, the US Army is shifting the way we do things- even the environmental impact in the way we fight wars. Their innovation raises some important questions about the balance of environmental awareness and ethical duty. Questions aside, the national attention of their latest...


9 years 3 weeks ago

Ever since the popularization of all things sustainable (and, subsequently, sustainable travel), the sustainable goods market has been one of the most profitable markets. From ecologically concerned entrepreneurs to a Hollywood’s latest A- list star, great minds are scrambling to make the latest and greatest ecologically- friendly product. Simultaneously, the airport travel is becoming more and more complicated. As terror threats continue to surface, it seems that the TSA conjures another...


9 years 3 weeks ago

It almost goes without saying that space tourism will not emerge into the mainstream stratosphere as a form of sustainable travel. But after esteemed pop culture role models such as Lance Bass (of N’ SYNC fame) and Warren Buffet endorsed this alternative form of travel, the spotlight left its environmental implications and focused on the trivial, such as the obscene amount of money it costs to take a trip to space. All is not lost in the quest for sustainable travel and space travel. With the opening of the...


9 years 3 weeks ago

We here at JustMeans are huge proponents for sustainable travel, and I am an even bigger support for experience the perfect harmony of sustainable travel and physical activity. What better way to sustain our planet’s natural resources than by using your own physiological resources to their fullest? Are you interested in a more active form of sustainable travel? Why not set out on a bike tour? Plenty of companies or bike groups manage organized bike tours world- wide.  While I...


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