Want to make a positive impact when you travel?
We’re here to show you that being a responsible traveler doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun adventures. It means caring about the way you impact the world and making sure travel is sustainable for future generations to come!
There are countless destinations around the world where the environment, local people and wildlife are under threat from tourism.
Using our experience in non-profit work, we always look for opportunities to have a positive impact on destinations. Then we pass our favorite experiences onto you, so traveling responsibly can be easy and fun!
Click the headings below to jump to a topic and start making a positive impact today!
Responsible Tourism Travel Tips
Nobody ever said being a responsible traveler had to be boring! We've been traveling the world for over ten years and had all kinds of crazy travel adventures!
We've also traveled in a way that helps support the local communities, environment and animals of the places we're visiting. Being mindful of your impact, and how you can help contribute to travel, is the best way to really make a difference.
Here is a list of our top responsible tourism tips to help you with your next trip:
TRAVEL THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PACKING LIST
Whether you're looking for new travel gear or clothes, these companies are committed to awesome travel products, as well as sustainability in the world. Check out some of our favorite companies that help give back:
LifeStraw bottle - We love taking these bottles traveling because not only do they filter out all the bacteria and nasty stuff in water, but for every bottle sold LifeStraw gives one child a year of safe drinking water! Check out our trip to Mexico with LifeStraw where we got to visit schools and install water filters!
Alternative Apparel - If you’re looking for some awesome, lightweight clothes to take traveling, Alternative Apparel is an eco-friendly clothing brand that is committed to ethical production.
Reusable straw - Being a responsible traveler means producing as little waste as possible. One way to cut down on waste is by bringing a reusable straw with you so you don’t have to use a plastic one! These come with a cleaner and carrying case.
Light My Fire Pack & Eat Kit - These kits, which include a reusable bowl, cup and utensils, are great for camping, travel and cutting down on waste. You can use it for take away meals and to store leftovers.
Fold up grocery bag - More and more places around the world are going plastic free. A reusable grocery bag that you can fold up and use when you go shopping is super handy.
Reef safe sunscreen - While you’re trying to protect yourself from UV rays, your sunscreen may be doing damage to the coral reef. Using a reef-safe sunscreen products the fragile reef from chemicals!
Do I need travel insurance?
As common saying in the travel world is, "If you can't afford travel insurance, then you can't afford to travel!"
Buying travel insurance isn't about being overly cautious, or scared to travel, it's about being prepared if something goes wrong. It could be something as simple as loosing your camera or phone, or it could be covering expensive medical bills if you get injured or sick.
Don't be scared ... just be prepared!
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