Ethical Travel Mistakes: 5 Things We Wouldn’t Do Again and Their Responsible Alternatives

A whale shark swimming under water

All travelers would like to think our trips are harmless, that tourism is an industry void of ethical issues. Unfortunately, the reality is often quite the opposite. Many aspects of the tourism industry leave the places we visit in worse shape than we left them, whether the impact be on the environment, the wildlife, or the locals themselves. It’s […]

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Eco-Friendly Packing List: 20 Must Have Items for Sustainable Travel

Traveling sustainably can be difficult, especially on longer journeys. Without the comforts of home at your disposal, taking steps to be eco-friendly on the road requires a little extra planning and effort. Fortunately, it’s not impossible! I’ve created an eco-friendly packing list with the items that have helped me on my six month journey so […]

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Globalhagen Hostel: A Top Choice in Copenhagen for Sustainable Travelers

I recently visited Copenhagen in Denmark and spent 3 nights in the Globalhagen Hostel. Although I wasn’t aware when I booked my bunk in their dorm room, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a non-profit, volunteer-run hostel with a focus on sustainability and giving back to communities world-wide! If you’re looking for […]

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20 Tips for Sustainable Travel

Sustainability is a subject popping up in travel discussions with high frequency these days. In my experience, “sustainable travel” can be an overwhelming, yet simultaneously limited term.  Just existing seems to be unsustainable. Sustainable travel is not just about eliminating plastic and flying less. It also calls into question the impact our travel has on the […]

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