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 7 months ago

Part of what separates sustainable travel from conventional traveling methods is the increased number of opportunities to learn. Since the commitment of sustainable travel typically entails creative and, sometimes, imaginative ways to approach mankind’s favorite pastime, learning new things along the way is inevitable. So if sustainable travel provides such a fertile breeding ground for scholastic discovery, why not up the ante by introducing study abroad programs to environmentally conscious travel...


9 years 7 months ago

It’s not often that the worlds of sustainable travel and discrimination collide. On one of the most pristine islands in Europe, the rare collision of preserving the environment and acknowledging all creeds of people is about to occur.

A Lithuanian island is about to be taken over by blondes- literally. A travel agency by the name of Olialia, which happens to be pronounced, “Ohh-la-la,” plans to open its doors with a staff full of blondes. Workers of every professional level will be blonde....


9 years 8 months ago

The Commonwealth Games are upon us and the responsible travel industry is, inadvertently, in the spotlight. In just a few days, New Delhi is slated to host the international, multi-sport event. Much like fútbol (also known as professional soccer in some willing regions of the US), this sporting event is more popular internationally than it is stateside. Rugby sevens, lawn bowls, and netball are all popular international sporting events to be held with much anticipation during the Commonwealth Games, all...


9 years 8 months ago

As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, few of us are thinking of sustainable travel to search of the world’s most majestic treescapes.  Most of the country’s trees have begun turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, or even gold, and some trees have even begun shedding their leaves all together. However dismal this may sound for the lover of full, green trees, several...


9 years 8 months ago

Most people do not think of railway stations when asked to consider sustainable travel. And while the notion of transforming public spaces into vibrant green spaces seems like a new-age way of thinking, the act of turning something mundane and unsustainable into something environmentally beneficial has been done for years. The Madrid Atocha railway is one of the many trailblazers in this “trend,” providing an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally preserving railway station fit for any...


9 years 8 months ago

Responsible vacations aren’t just about the environment. A responsible vacation must support and promote ethical practices as well. During this financially challenging and overall gloomy time across the world, the travel industry seems to be pushing the envelope on questionably unethical tourism. From torture museums highlighting different torture techniques to the rise in popularity of...


9 years 8 months ago

A little bit of competition never hurts, especially when sustainable travel is involved. As if our men and women in the US Army and Marines aren’t doing enough for our country, the US Armed Forces are teaming up to help out, making sustainable travel possible for those who can’t actually travel. 

One of the most important necessities in the lives of the armed forces is reliable power. Getting battery power for electronics needed in combat is no easy mission. Conventional...


9 years 8 months ago

Sustainable travel is starting to catch the attention of some of the world’s most imaginative inventors. Designing the airplanes of tomorrow is no longer just about sleek aesthetic design. The engineers at Airbus presented their vision for the future of sustainable travel at the Farnborough International Air Show earlier this year. As the engineers unveiled their creation, spectators soon found that with Airbus Concept Plan, there is more than meets the eye.

The proposed airplane will...


9 years 8 months ago

A responsible vacation should revolve around the idea of conserving the environment, but who says it can’t revolve around flavor as well? Sushi has long been considered a rather modestly produced delicatessen, but some types of sushi are now sustainably produced. The following types of sushi are as good for the environment as they are for your taste buds.

Butter fish, also referred to as cod fish and sablefish, is a great sushi variety to try on your next responsible vacation. This fish is typically caught in...


9 years 8 months ago

Responsible vacations don’t have to be expensive vacations. Discounts and promotions help to alleviate the mental shock often experienced when the bill comes for a group on a responsible vacation. One particular discount will allow for a fun and educational experience for everyone. Next Saturday, September 25, is National Museum Day. The Smithsonian has declared this day as a day for free admission to over 1,000 museums across the country, including environmental museums. There...


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