I have all but stopped taking vacations that require flying, in large part because of the carbon footprint but also because airline travel is so unpleasant. There are plenty of places nearby that are good for vacations.
Also, I have cut down on going to conferences that require flying, and when I do go to conferences they are on the west coast were I can drive or take the train.
I worked on the reproductive biology of marine invertebrates, primarily echinoderms. In the past I’ve worked in the Antarctic and tropical Pacific, as well in the kelp forests of California, but now I work on the coast of California, mainly taking high school students out to monitor life in the rocky intertidal.