Travelling green is gaining traction, yet most are still oblivious to what can be done and merely stick to the basics. Many travellers think that avoiding single-use plastic is sufficient — but that is, unfortunately, insufficient.
How To Travel (More) Sustainably
There’s always more that can be done to save Mother Nature from its slow descent into catastrophe. But swearing off travel altogether isn’t the way (though with today’s climate, travelling less may be a good idea) to overcome this potential crisis in the future.
Here are some of the ways to travel sustainably:
- Start With Your Travel Itinerary: Everything starts with the planning of your trip. Your travel destination will play a vital role in your environmental footprint as further destinations entail a longer flight which consequently means more jet fuel burnt. Why not travel local for the time being?
- Stay Put In One Spot: Covering as much ground as possible is basic travelling 101, but listen, it doesn’t have to be the be all end all of your holiday. Instead, staying in a single location to embrace the local culture is a great way of saving the environment while also getting a better understanding of your travel destination.
- Don’t Bring Extra Baggage: Pack light and pack smart. Simple, yet straightforward.
- Do Your Research: From the type of accommodation to your travel destination of choice to the souvenirs you plan to buy, you should do your research before you embark on your adventure — cutting out any potential environmental misgivings in the process.
- Look, Don’t Touch: Wildlife tourism is rife with abuse, whether intentional or not. The best way to stay out of it is to stay away from wildlife tourism altogether. But if you must swim with the dolphins, keep a safe distance and never ever touch any wildlife.