Responsible tourism is quickly gaining momentum in the travel industry - and for good reason. More and more tour operators are placing an emphasis on being environmentally aware, socially conscious, and mindful of building up local communities.
Once of the best things I learned during the time I was accruing my various scuba diving certificates is that there are many ways you can make a living with your diving skills and knowledge, and not just as an instructor.
There’s no doubt that snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the best ways we can appreciate both the beauty and fragility of the oceans and the marine life they hold.
Choosing eco-friendly, sustainable brands is just one of the many ways that you can be an eco-conscious diver. Thankfully, more and more companies and non-profits are joining the market every day, with the shared mission of protecting our oceans, preserving marine wildlife, and educating their consumers about how they can live and explore sustainably.
I got my first dose of responsible travel during a 2-week trip across the Philippines. I was working with a tour group called One Life Adventures, and the underlying premise of their business model was to create ethical, transformational travel experiences for adventurous individuals. Their goal when founding the company wasn’t just to provide another … Continue reading Sustainable Tourism: How to be a Responsible Traveler 101
Making the decision to become a responsible traveler can seem like a daunting one at first, but it’s a lot easier than you think! Once you do the research, you’ll see that there are tons of companies across the travel industry that are dedicated to providing eco-friendly products and services that protect the environment, lift … Continue reading Top Eco-Friendly Companies for Travelers 2020
With tourism on the rise in every country around the world year after year, it's more important than ever to spread the message that is sustainable tourism. All of us who call ourselves travelers have a responsibility to the countries, cultures, communities, and environments that we visit during our adventures. Being a responsible tourist doesn't … Continue reading How to be a Responsible Traveler 2020
Much like choosing eco-friendly travel gear and working with tour operators that support sustainable tourism, switching to eco-friendly accommodation is another great way to reduce your impact as a traveler. According to the United Nations, the hotel industry is responsible for 1% of the world’s carbon emissions. And while 1% doesn’t sound like all that … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Accommodation 2020
When I first started traveling, I was a young 20-something year-old with little to no experience when it came to planning an itinerary, managing the logistics like flights, buses and immunizations, or even the best way to acquire the gear you need. The underlying principle I used for everything was “go cheap.” Now that I … Continue reading The Ultimate List of Eco-Friendly Travel Products
“How many carbon emissions am I contributing to the atmosphere by getting on this plane?” I doubt many people ask themselves that question when they set off on a big trip. And truthfully, I don’t think about it enough myself. But I’m starting to think more and more about how my travel methods impact the … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Transportation 2020