5 Tips to Responsible Travel

written on April 24th, 2017 by

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Because of technology and globalization, it’s easier to travel now more than ever. With a few clicks on our smartphones, we could be flying half way across the world by the end of the day ready to experience a different cuisine and culture. It’s amazing how this makes the world smaller and makes us feel more connected to each other, but we forget that this also comes at a price that our earth has to pay. Now more than ever, it’s important to travel responsibly. It will take a bit of effort at first, but this will enhance your trip and soon enough become second nature.

Here are 5 Tips to Responsible Travel:

1. Choose an ethical destination

By supporting these destinations, we in turn support their efforts for sustainability.

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2017

2. Bring a reusable water bottle with you

Lessen your trash when travelling by bringing reusable containers like a water bottle and refilling instead of buying plastic bottled water every time you go and explore.

3. Choose environmentally friendly accommodations

Many resorts and hotels don’t take into consideration the plants they destroy and the wildlife they displace. Here’s a list of green accommodations you can start with.

Top 10 Ecolodges and Green Hotels

4. Leave a light footprint

The small stuff matters. Here are a few examples, don’t leave the air-conditioning on when you go out to keep your room cool, take shorter showers, reuse towels, and turn off the lights when not in use, use public transport, bike and walk.

All these small steps are good for the environment, but many of them also provide a unique kind of travel experience.

5. Read more

There are so many other things we can do to travel responsibly. If you want to know more, you can visit these links:

How to go green when you travel

Green Travel Tips