How to be a responsible traveller

Make sure you do your bit for the planet and its people on your travels.  Responsible travel is about lightening our tread on this globe and giving back to the places we roam...  Check out our easy but effective tips that can help you make a big difference when you're away.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

  • Offset the carbon emissions of your flight
  • Pack small quantities of natural, non-toxic toiletries, cosmetics, laundry and soap as they can be difficult to find or expensive.
  • Unplug your computer, television, microwave etc.  All these items draw power even when switched off, be sure to unplug them before you leave.
  • Take a re-usable shopping bag.

AS YOU TRAVEL

  • When visiting protected areas learn and follow all regulations.  Remember the fees you pay to use these areas support local efforts to conserve them.
  • Turn off your air conditioner or set it a few degrees higher when you're away from your room.
  • Request fresh, local, organic or sustainably harvested ingredients.
  • Don't buy souvenirs made from endangered or protected species.
  • Take public transportation, walk or bike instead of driving.
  • Carry a re-usable water bottle.

AFTER YOU TRAVEL

  • Send any promised photos and cards to the people who hosted you.
  • Share stories of your trip and how you incorporated sustainability into it, you experiences will inspire others to do the same.
  • Return to your favourite places on one of our volunteering or voluntouring projects.

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