What Is Zero Waste Travel?

What Is Zero Waste Travel?
What Is Zero Waste Travel?
Travel is full of disposable products. But what if we took one step closer - and figured out how to make the switch from disposable to reusable? Here's how to travel a little more zero waste.
What Now? Sustainable Travel Trends 2020
What Now? Sustainable Travel Trends 2020
Despite our differences, travel reminds us of all the things that we share, most notably our humanity and our planet. Sustainable travel as an industry is growing around this reality, and the “business as usual” mentality around the products and practices we use is changing. Where are sustainable travel trends headed in 2020? Where have \[…\]
How To Follow Recycling Best Practices In Venice
How To Follow Recycling Best Practices In Venice
Waste management in Venice is a task performed by Veritas, a multi-utility company set up in 2007 from the merger of several public companies of the municipalities of the province. Veritas manages urban hygiene, the integrated water service, some collective services, and the production of energy from renewable sources. Here is how to follow recycling \[…\]
What is Sustainable Travel? A Comprehensive Guide
What is Sustainable Travel? A Comprehensive Guide
Few of us have trekked across the globe without being changed by what we’ve experienced away from home. We travel for different reasons: to escape, to find ourselves, to learn, to adventure, to gain confidence, to feel small, to experience wonder, to aimlessly wander, to challenge ourselves. Traveling helps us gain a sense of perspective, \[…\]
We're Dreaming of a Green Christmas
We're Dreaming of a Green Christmas
The sun is always shining in Prontopia’s California headquarters, but temperatures are changing all over the globe, signaling the arrival of the holiday season. Luckily, we don’t really need the weather to tell us that Christmas is approaching. Neighborhoods are stringing up festive lights, green Christmas trees are lined up for sale, and some stores \[…\]
So You Want to Travel Solo?
So You Want to Travel Solo?
Traveling alone can be intimidating to even the most seasoned travelers. When you travel with others, you are benefitted with a problem-solving partner, a conversation companion, and a general safety net. However, solo travel offers a completely unique perspective on the world. If you’re looking to travel alone for the first time, here’s what you \[…\]
Traveling Respectfully: Are You A Respectful Traveler?
Traveling Respectfully: Are You A Respectful Traveler?
We can travel many places in a short amount of time, and with that comes the need to be good guests. What does traveling respectfully mean?
Your Zero Waste Packing List
Your Zero Waste Packing List
If you’ve ever seen this TED talk, in which environmental scientist Lauren Singer presents a mason jar and explains that it contains ALL of the waste she produced in three years, you might feel like living zero waste is all but impossible. From plastic packaging to disposable toothbrushes, waste is all around us. Luckily, moving \[…\]
The Origins of Prontopia: How A Global Career Led Founder Shannon Kenny to Invent A New Travel Service
The Origins of Prontopia: How A Global Career Led Founder Shannon Kenny to Invent A New Travel Service
After a career spent traveling between California and Italy, Prontopia’s founder and CEO Shannon Kenny began to notice a few things. First, she noticed that as a mom of two and a caregiver to aging parents, her travel experience would be so much easier if she just had a friend in the city to help \[…\]
How is Overtourism Impacting the Places We Love?
How is Overtourism Impacting the Places We Love?
Travel offers many opportunities for leisure, adventure, and growth – so it’s no surprise that travel is the largest global industry. But as the number of travelers has steadily increased worldwide, backlash has begun to ensue from residents of popular destinations, and questions have arisen regarding the long-term viability of the industry’s current practices. Can \[…\]
Travel Quotes to Inspire You This Fall
Do you love traveling as much as we do? As an international team with hometowns all over the world, the Prontopia team is all about travel quotes to inspire!  Travel has the unique ability to expand worldview, nurture curiosity, ignite self-reflection, inspire question-asking, and grow knowledge. These skills are universal and more important than ever. \[…\]
What Are The Disappearing Crafts Of Venice? A History Of Lost Traditions
What Are The Disappearing Crafts Of Venice? A History Of Lost Traditions
Venice has a long and rich history and is a city where citizens have practiced thousands of vocations, some of which originated in Venice. It is only natural that with the evolution of the city from a powerful naval republic into a modern tourist attraction, many of these traditional crafts disappeared. However, a handful of \[…\]
What Is Slow Travel?
What Is Slow Travel?
Have you ever been on a trip that leaves you more exhausted than when you started? Americans, especially, are accustomed to a fast pace of life, and we often bring that fast-paced mindset with us on vacation. At Prontopia, we like to emphasize the quality of our travel more than the quantity. That’s where the \[…\]
Travel Tips for Plastic Free July and Beyond
Travel Tips for Plastic Free July and Beyond
Our unsustainable demand for single-use plastic is a problem, and it poses particular challenges in the tourism industry. Because plastic is both light and easily disposable, it’s treated as a travel staple. However, only 9% of plastic is recycled, and all the rest ends up in landfills and the ocean, emitting methane and breaking down \[…\]