Now that an increasing percentage of the population is vaccinated and we feel more confident to resume our beloved trips, we want to offer you a list of tips to travel more sustainably and become a responsible tourist.
Remember that conscious tourism exists and you can be aware of how your actions affect the destinations you travel to.
Sustainable tourism is about trying to minimize the negative impact your trip has on the planet as well as preserving and not damaging the cultural and natural environments so that they can last as long as possible… we only have one planet and we have to take care of it!
Take note my friend!
Leave the big wheeled suitcases Paris Hilton style and choose to take only what you really need. Did you know that the more weight planes/boats/trains have to carry, the more fuel they consume and therefore more emissions are emitted into the atmosphere?
TAKE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS WITH YOU
Thermos, bamboo toothbrush, shampoo tablet, menstrual cup, Bamboo cutlery, your favorite tote bag… think about how you can avoid buying single-use plastic products.
BOOK SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL COMPANIES
There are travel agencies with a strong commitment to the environment, here is a list of some of them:
- Green Globe
- Rainforest Alliance
- Green Tourism Business Scheme
No need to rush from one place to another, how about practicing slow travelling and try to really connect with just one destination out of all the ones you have on your list? Slow travelling refers to spending as much time as possible in a destination, really discovering it and not making a checklist of mandatory places to go to upload the best photos to Instagram.
RESEARCH AND NOURISH YOURSELF WITH HISTORY
Don’t just go with the first article you find on Google with “The 10 things you can’t miss if you travel to…”, take your time, discover the history behind that destination, the traditions, its gastronomy and its culture. Traveling is an adventure, but above all it is a learning experience that will open your mind and heart.
Talk to the locals, listen to their stories and share yours.