When we travel, we tend to want to travel to far-off places that are deemed exciting and exotic. But reducing the amount of flying you do is one of the most impactful ways you can decrease your carbon footprint as an individual. And there are likely many places near you that you can visit that would make for a lovely vacation that you just never thought to go because they are local. Ask your local fb group or your friends about places nearby that they’ve visited that they’ve loved. You might be surprised at how many new or forgotten things there are to do in your area that won’t need an expensive and fuel-guzzling/emissions releasing flight.