What do you do when you don’t like the place you’re traveling? Here are 5 ways to cope when travel expectations clash with the reality of our experiences.
Calgary—that’s in Canada, right? If Cool Runnings and something about a Jamaican bobsled team at the Winter Olympics are the first things you think of when you hear “Calgary,” you’re not alone. Admittedly, that was pretty much all I knew about it before I had the opportunity to explore Indigenous culture in the Calgary area recently.
Choosing to buy local is a great way to get started on your journey towards sustainability–whether you’re traveling or at home. Here are 5 reasons why buying local is better for you and the places you’re visiting, plus 1 simple way to support small businesses around the United States.
Traveling in the U.S. and want to show support towards immigrants and refugees? This growing list of tours, restaurants, hotels, and other travel experiences helps you learn about, connect with, or support immigrants and refugees in local communities in the United States.
Curious about responsible travel or the International Year of Sustainable Tourism that you’ve been hearing about, but aren’t sure what it means for you or how to get involved? If you want to have a positive impact when you travel but don’t know where to start, this beginner’s guide to the Year of Sustainable Tourism is for you!
Want practical tips for having a positive impact when you travel? To kick off the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism, I asked 15 travelers from around the world to share their best tips to help you travel responsibly in 2017.