We often think about responsible or sustainable travel in terms of what we can’t do instead of all the opportunities that this approach to travel can open up for us. Rather than constraining or limiting one’s travel experiences, traveling responsibly actually expands them by offering better connection to a place, its people and one’s self.
Here are seven ways responsible travel serves to enhance one’s experience.
1. Engage with local people naturally, not as a tourist show.
How would you like to journey to a secluded corner of the world where you can immerse yourself in a spectacular setting teeming with ocean life? What if you also learned that these beautiful sea creatures were endangered, and that your travel experience could have significance for ocean conservation, too? If adventure and stewardship tickle your fancy, then make Tortuguero, Costa Rica your next destination.
Known as “The Land of Turtles,” Tortugero is loaded with biodiversity, natural beauty,…
Humans have many needs and wants competing for their attention. Work, recreation, and relationships are manageable, but what about our need for travel and experiences? Here’s how WorkAway is making travel easy, inexpensive, and sustainable.
Maintaining a healthy work/ life equilibrium can be tough. To compensate we often compartmentalize in order to maximize efficiency. When at work we keep our noses to the grindstone, and when we punch the clock at the end of the day we try and leave wor…
Too often, “sustainable” comes off sounding like “sacrifice.” Even environmentally aware people appreciate luxury, comfort, and convenience on vacation. What travel experiences offer the eco-conscious a way to indulge in the finer side of life?
For an uncommon experience, green enthusiasts should visit Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Tabacon boasts luxury at its absolute best, even as it champions the values and principles of sustainability.
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The Power of Conscientious Spending: 7 Ways to Put Your Travel Money Behind Your Values
When on vacation, we are faced with a plethora of decisions -- where to stay, eat, and shop, which activities to book, what the best way is to get around. It may not seem like a lot of money. Perhaps it’s few dollars here, a few dollars there. We all know that travel spending adds up.
But does how you spend your money when you travel really make a difference and have a positive impact? Is it possible to align your travel approach and spending decisions with your values of sustainability?…