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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9 years 2 months ago

Responsible vacation plans can be challenging to make at times. The travel industry has begun to embrace the world of green travel, but making informed responsible vacation plans still requires more effort and creativity than conventional travel plans. One part of eco travel has become considerably less challenging- travel accommodations. Over the past 10 years, green hotels have gained popularity with both the public and infrastructure consultants, making green hotels easier to access. Sonnenschiff...


9 years 2 months ago

What constitutes as a responsible vacation option can vary from social circle to social circle, but do any social circles consider prison tours as a responsible vacation option? As global population psychologically reacts to economical moans and groans, formally socially shunned trends are becoming increasingly popular. Torture Museums offering strangely eager tourists the opportunity...


9 years 2 months ago

Whenever the notion of responsible travel comes up, the state of Texas rarely comes to mind. Known more for its sensational beef and controversial oil industries, Texas is typically not associated with the idea of conservation. One Texas city is striving to change that reputation one plastic bag at a time. Instituting a regulation on par with the trendiest and greenest of California cities, the city of Brownsville is now charging customers $1 for using plastic bags in lieu of reusable grocery...


9 years 2 months ago

Vacation budgets were tightened this past summer as financial worries continued to plague consumers. The popular term for fiscal summers, “staycation,” was already becoming obsolete as families grew more concerned about the ambiguity of financial improvement in our country. The U.S. National Park Service offered a slew of free park days, waving admission costs for all...


9 years 2 months ago

Some stunning locations for a fall foliage vacation were highlighted earlier this week. The only problem is that all of the suggestions were for the east coast. While the east coast does gain a lot of recognition for its natural aesthetic around this time of the year, the west coast offers a number of picturesque natural scenes as well. Consider a pilgrimage to one of...


9 years 2 months ago

Those who believe that sustainable travel is the only way to travel are well- versed on unconventional ways to experience the joys of traveling while respecting and protecting the environment. However, the newest travel trend to emerge may stump even the most seasoned sustainable traveler. The rise in popularity of dining farmside is steadily increasing. Take a look at how some sustainable farms are bringing their best...


9 years 2 months ago

Imagining a fall foliage vacation is hard to conceive these days. Tropical disturbances seem to form every other day, serving as constant reminders that tropical weather is still alive and well. However, fall is just around the corner, and for some regions of the country, the emergence of beautiful foliage is especially breath-taking. Schedule a last minute vacation to one of these exquisite fall locations.

New York State is known for its picturesque fall days. Catskills, New York is especially scenic during the fall months. Commonly known as “America’s First Wilderness,” the Catskills’...


9 years 2 months ago

The travel industry has a unique power to spread both awareness and demand, whether the awareness or demand are for better or worse. Consider that the standardization of some of the most environmentally taxing hotel “amenities” can be attributed to their rise in popularity through the travel industry. After a devastating year for the coal mining industry, a flawed juxtaposition of the tourism industry and a controversial advertisement, Americans must question its allegiance to coal mining.

Early April 2010, 29...


9 years 2 months ago

Sometimes the idea of sustainable travel can become a bit mundane. Travel planes such as attending educational tours about sustainable living increase knowledge about the importance of sustainable living, but do little for your palette. Add some flavor to great intentions by stopping at one of these featured sustainable bakeries.

The first stop on our quest for the best sustainable baked goods is Flying Apron Bakery. This Seattle, Washington bakery produces vegan, gluten- free, and wheat- free baked goods, all from sustainably...


9 years 2 months ago

The travel industry has the power to influence thousands of travelers on any given subject. If the industry decides that chasing tigers while blind-folded is the traveling trend du jour, hundreds of willing patrons will be signing up for tiger adventures in no time. Since the industry has such a powerful influence in what is considered popular and worthy of support, why not use this power to highlight one of the many ways willing patrons can sustain our earth? Sustainable art has been gaining traction as many cities scramble to add character without adding to their growing budget deficits. A...


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