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Road Trip Ready

We've rounded up the best vehicle, destination, and delicious snacks for the perfect eco-roadtrip!

In the wake of coronavirus, we have all become germaphobes which has left many ditching their passports and airline drink tickets for trips a little closer to home. Industry experts agree that it could be several months or even years for people to feel completely safe flying again and until then – road trips are back in a big way.

While planning your next road trip, why not make it an eco-friendly one by choosing an outdoor location, an eco-friendly car, and even all-natural snacks. As Houstonians, we have an abundance of road trip locations where we can get away from the daily freeway grind and opt for a peaceful setting.

The best part of a road trip is the ride, and this could be a great opportunity to try out an electric car. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is an all-electric vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge. It seats five, is as easy to charge as a cell phone, and comes standard with several safety features like 10 airbags and an HD rear vision camera. You will look great gliding up to any one of these fantastic green spaces in the Houston area.

Brazos Bend State Park is located 45 miles from downtown Houston. The state park is a great place to fish, bike or hike and you can even reserve a camping spot to spend the night. One of the best things about Brazos Bend is the alligators which can be observed in their natural habitat year-round.

Sam Houston National Forrest is located 50 miles north of Houston between Huntsville and Conroe. One of four National Forests in Texas it is a great place for star gazing, camping, or getting out on the water at Double Lake Recreation area. Rent a canoe or kayak and hit the water.

Galveston Island is so close to downtown Houston that you can be feeling the island breeze in about an hour. There are several parks to choose from including East Beach, Stewart Beach, and if you feel like island hopping – you can head to Bolivar Peninsula.

Now that you have your car and locations settled, it’s time to find the perfect snacks for your eco-road trip. Sinfull Bakery has been a Houston favorite since it hit the food scene in 2010. All the baked goods from Sinfull Bakery are vegan and made from scratch with all-natural and mostly organic ingredients. There are many delicious Sinfull Bakery snacks to choose from it will be easy to find the perfect vegan snack for your Houston road trip.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Kolaches from Sinfull Bakery make a great breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up and nothing says Texas quite like a kolache. 

Sinfull Bakery has several delicious cookie flavors to choose from. You'll love their large size - they are perfect for sharing. 

Vegan cinnamon rolls for breakfast, lunch or dinner, please! What makes Sinfull Bakery cinnamon rolls special? They weigh in at 2 pounds each and you won't want to miss their specialty flavors. 

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