As more people make travel a part of their lives and not just a hobby, they are becoming increasingly conscious of the trails they leave behind at the end of their escapades. What making it relatively easy to globe-trip without the additional guilt is the fact that there are many ways to reduce the impact of global tourism. From eco-friendly stays to reusable and recyclable products, there are plenty of methods to make your travel a little bit greener.
If you, like many others, feel the need of the hour is sustainable travel, here are a few travel bloggers that you can follow to gain a little inspiration for your upcoming eco-friendly travel plans.
Lola Mendez has travelled to over 60 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania etc. and brings to the fore the many initiatives taken by various countries for sustainable living through her blogs and Instagram posts. She even ran a Responsible Travel Challenge on her website, during which she covered several topics like responsible eating, conscious transportation etc.
The best part? If you are looking to kick-start your responsible travel journey, she regularly posts responsible travel guides to the places she travels to, which can make the trip easier for you.
If you are big on budget backpacking, this couple can inspire you with some crazy #travelgoals. Anna and Anthony, together, gave birth to Green Mochila and call it their declaration of love. Conscious of the carbon footprints they leave behind, these eco travellers prefer to forgo travel luxury for humble (yet exciting) backpacking adventures.
They also regularly update their blogs on the kinds of activities and experiences that people can explore to further sustainable travel and those that you must avoid.
A common misconception among travellers is that sustainable travel is a luxury that not everyone can afford. Ketki, an eco-conscious traveller, is busting this myth on her website. Having travelled to 12 countries and across 22 Indian states, she is always on the lookout for low-budget travel option. She also does not believe in spending a lot of money or resources to enjoy an enriching travel experience.
The unique part about this avid nature explorer, though, is her fondness for discovering remote locations and bringing Indian traditions in the limelight with a sustainable twist to them.
Two Dusty Travellers
If you feel like “roughing it out” won’t give you a chance to relax while on vacation, get ready to have your mind-blown by the Two Dusty Travellers. Emily and Aaron firmly believe that responsible travellers can change the world. To encourage their followers to give it a shot, they show you the most surreal natural beauty that can be found on our planet.
They also have a separate section on their website called ‘travel tips’ that covers everything from eco-tourism hacks to the social responsibilities of travellers.
A World to Travel
A world to travel chronicles unique travel experiences for every kind of traveller. However, apart from the destinations and places to visit, this website also features- festivals you must visit, exclusive pictures of the locations and a guide to travel sustainably. This includes everything from aeroplane travel to gadgets and food while away from home as a part of their sustainable travel guide.
The point all these influencers, and many others who share their views, are trying to make is that sustainable living and travelling do not have to be the mammoth task it is made out to be. There are plenty of ways to do your part for ecotravel; from using reusable bags and bottles to taking public transport, consuming locally grown produce to opting for homestays, or even using an electric vehicle, such as MG ZS EV, to power your road trips. All you have to do is put a little thought and heart into the planning.
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