This post is sponsored by SoCalGas to raise awareness about solar water heating. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. Read through the post for some great eco-friendly and wallet-friendly vacation tips too!
My husband and I try to live a relatively green and eco-friendly lifestyle. We eat mostly organic or local when possible, bring our own bags to the grocery store, use chemical-free cleaning products, make our own compost, etc. With a large family, it’s important to us to try and reduce our waste as much as possible. But there’s always more we can do, and recently I learned about solar water heating through SoCalGas.
And we don’t stop at being green at home, we try to do it wherever we go, including vacation! We try to go on a real family vacation at least twice a year, with small weekend trips every few months. My husband and I both really love to travel, and we kind of hope to instill that same adventurous spirit in our kids too. It sounds expensive to some people, especially since we’re a family of six, but we’ve managed to figure out how to travel on a pretty tight budget. In fact, in the past we’ve even run out of money mid-vacation thanks to expensive emergencies but we still came out of it having had a great time. Here are my top 5 tips on how to have a cheap and eco-friendly family vacation: