Is it possible to travel on a budget and respect the environment?
Want to leave goodness in your path when you travel? This guide will help you to embark on travels that are good for the earth, the communities you travel through, and yourself. It will help you to immerse in local culture and see the land through the eyes of the people who live there. And it will save you a ton of money.
Live Happy. Live Healthy. Live Free. Live beyond yourself.
- Walk, Bike and use public transportation over taxis, rental cars, and flights.
- Eat locally produced food. Stick to a whole food plant based diet, which means more veggies, fruits, grains, nuts and less animal products.
- Be a part of the local economy. Eat local, shop local, play local. Avoid national chains and corporations.
- Reduce- Reuse- Recycle- In that order. Trash sucks, don't make it!
- Stay at accommodations that are doing what it takes to minimize their environmental impact.
- Buy less stuff and purchase used stuff when you can.
- Conserve water and electricity. Just be conscious of your usage.
- Don't use one time use anything's (bags, take out containers, bottled water, straws, napkins etc.) Carry your own reusable dishes, silverware, and bags.
- Positive consumerism. Buy from businesses that are using business for good.
- Simplify. The less you need the easier it is to be friendly to our and to get around.
- Travel light and carry only what you need. It will force you to interact with the locals.
- Be conscious. When you make decisions take into account where things come from and how they were produced. If you don't know then find out. Take action by putting the information you find to good use.
- Live beyond yourself. How do your actions affect other humans, animals, and the earth? Make your decisions based on the wellbeing of everyone and everything.
- Lend a hand to the local community. Spend time at orphanages, volunteer at a community kitchen, or pick up trash from the beach. Their are so many ways to give back!
- Share! Explore the sharing economy to help you find the things you need and connect with the locals.
This article is written by Rob Greenfield, an eco-adventurer, environmental activist and world traveler on a mission to inspire a happy, healthy earth. He lives and leads by example to show people how they can live in a manner that is beneficial for earth, community, and self.
Rob’s walked on 6 continents, traveled with just his passport and the clothes on his back, hung out with Komodo Dragons, wandered solo into the jungles of Borneo, and guided himself on safaris in the wild plains of Africa.
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