Based on my experience, here you can find some advice to set out on a sustainable travel by yourself:
- Look for information before starting a trip, because it’s important to know about the traditions, the natural and cultural patrimony, and the social situation.
- Respect the environment, the people and their customs.
- Don’t practice any activity that uses the exploitation of human beings or animals. For example, sex tourism, or riding elephants for entertainment.
- Practice activities that allow you to learn about the destination’s qualities, but trying to impact the environment and the local population as less as possible.
- Choose companies that put energy into local economy and prioritize the protection of the environment.
- Get around using transports that generate few or null greenhouse gas emissions, like bicycle or carpooling.
- Travel, if you can, during the low season to help not exceed the carrying capacity of the destination.
- Do a rational use of the territory’s resources, especially with water.
- Try to generate as less waste as you can, particularly in high protected zones.
- Consume local food and products, and when buying souvenirs, avoid animals and objects made out of leather.
+1 Don’t forget to open your mind to develop your inner spirit and learn from every new experience you live!!
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