A Responsible Packing Guide For Your Summer Adventures

By Olivia Emily

2 weeks ago

Leave only footprints, take only memories…


Marking World Ocean Day (8 June 2024) and coinciding with World Environment Day (5 June), tailor-made tour operator and fellow B Corp™ business Audley Travel has offered tips for sustainable packing, including which B Corp products to take with you. With over 20 percent of UK holidaymakers agreeing it is essential to consider the sustainability credentials of the items they pack, it’s time to make a change to your suitcase. Here’s the ultimate responsible packing guide for your summer 2024 adventures and beyond.

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How To Pack Responsibly

‘Being a responsible tour operator is part of Audley Travel’s DNA, as we continue our long-term commitment to ensuring our business operates ethically and with the preservation and restoration of the communities our clients visit at its core,’ says Nick Longman, CEO at Audley Travel. ‘The new Responsible Travel Guide is an extension of Audley’s sustainable travel ethos, and the brands we’ve selected meet strict criteria as fellow B Corp™ companies. This is not about promoting buying new, but inspiring travellers to source holiday necessities in a mindful way.’

Responsible Packing Tips

  • If a hotel offers a free reusable water bottle, don’t feel obliged to accept it if you already have one
  • Use Refill My Bottle and Refill Not Landfill to find water refill stations across the globe
  • Pack a reusable coffee cup and a reusable cutlery set to reduce single-use plastic consumption
  • Ask for drinks without straws
  • Carry a reusable shopping bag
  • Recycle packaging at home before travelling
  • Take used batteries home if they can’t be recycled in your holiday destination
  • Use eco-friendly travel soap and shampoo bars

What To Pack

From replacing a worn-out travel accessory or replenishing sunscreen to choosing new clothes ahead of a holiday, selecting a product from a B Corp means it will have less impact on the environment.

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This Way

This Way creates cruelty-free skincare products designed for travel, using natural ingredients and eco-certified materials whenever possible, as well as prioritising ethical manufacturing practices.

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Sea2See

Sea2See crafts sunglasses with 100 percent recycled marine plastic collected by local fishing and coastal communities in Africa. Each frame recycles 1 kg (2.2lbs) of marine plastic and gives local collectors a source of income.

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TWOTHIRDS

TWOTHIRDS combats fashion overproduction through its PRE ORDER-System initiative, which makes sure items are created only when they are needed. Garments are made from eco-friendly materials which use less water, produce less CO2 and are less toxic for the environment than conventional cotton.

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SURI

This electric toothbrush has a 40+ day battery life, featuring plant-based replaceable heads which can be recycled for free.

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Bitmore

Bitmore crafts power banks, charging cables and earphones from recycled plastics, as well as a neck pillow made from recycled plastic bottles collected from the oceans.

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DISCOVER

Learn more about Audley Travel and pick your next sustainable adventure at audleytravel.com


How You Could Own Five Holiday Homes For The Price Of One


Thinking of purchasing a holiday home but can’t settle on a location? We know the feeling. But what if you didn’t have to choose? This is the concept underpinning August, a global homeowner network celebrating unique real estate in Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Elevating second-home ownership to a seamless and hassle-free experience, here’s exactly how it works, plus how you can join Europe’s pioneering luxury co-ownership community.

Want to discover more? Request a Brochure from August today

Introducing August, The Better Way To Own Holiday Homes

A large home in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds, Premium Home

How Does It Work?

August facilitates effortless holiday home ownership; with fractional ownership, multiple people can own and enjoy up to five residences across Europe. August finds, buys, designs and renovates all five homes to an exceptional standard across five sought-after European destinations, taking care of all admin and maintenance – and you get to call all of them home for less than the price of one.

It’s the next level in effortless travelling and home-ownership, and members of August’s exclusive community holiday an average of 12 weeks per year. There are five collections to choose from, spanning Europe’s most iconic destinations, including the French Riviera, Tuscany, Mallorca, the Alps and the Cotswolds – all highly-sought regions you’ll want to visit year-round, with easy flight connections. Each home is welcoming, family friendly and features stylish yet timeless interiors curated by experts, charmingly matched to the destination.

Outdoor dining in Provence

Provence, South of France, Signature Collection

Why It Makes Sense

Full Ownership

Not only will you get to holiday in these five gorgeous houses, but every family or individual has collective ownership. This is an equity purchase, with real ownership, transparency and control.

More For Your Money

With shares starting from €365,000, you can part-own over €7,500,000 of prime real estate for a fraction of the cost. Plus, with five destinations at your disposal, you’re not restricted to just one property to call your second home.

Hassle-Free

August takes all of the hassle out of holiday home ownership, managing the purchase, maintenance and management of every home, including everything from housekeeping to gardening, cleaning the pool filter to paying the bills. If you’ve been put off holiday home ownership due to language barriers, unfamiliar legal and administrative processes, a lack of market expertise or simply not being in the area for viewings, August is the perfect antidote, allowing you to simply show up after all the hard work has been done, lie back and enjoy your dream property.

Stylish

With a wealth of experienced interior designers underpinning the collection, your five properties are carefully renovated and designed to expertly blend home comforts with modern technology. Welcome home.

Want to discover more? Request a Brochure from August today

Here Are The Homes You Could Own With August

Ready to take a look at the gorgeous properties already owned by the August community? August has a collection for every lifestyle, including multigenerational properties the whole family can enjoy. You will have the opportunity to own up to five properties grouped into one of four collections. And if you can’t decide which community suits you best, why not join two?

A villa in Tuscany at sunset

How To Join August

Ready to join the August community? Click here to contact the August Advisory team today.