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Last week we began talking about ethical and sustainable travel as an approach to planning your next vacation. This type of travel that is grounded in the principles of responsible and conscious travel. Today we will look at another benefit of this type of travel, making a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative impact.
Sustainable travel practices include reducing waste, conserving energy, and supporting local conservation efforts. Travelers can reduce their carbon footprint by choosing environmentally-friendly modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, or public transportation, and by staying in eco-friendly accommodations.
Moreover, ethical and sustainable travel can also have a positive impact on the traveler's well-being. Research has shown that travel can have many psychological and emotional benefits, including reducing stress, increasing creativity, and boosting happiness. Ethical travel can enhance these benefits by providing travelers with a sense of purpose and meaning, and by creating opportunities for personal growth and self-reflection.
When planning a trip, it is important to consider the ethical and sustainability aspects of travel. Here are some tips for ethical and sustainable travel:
There are many destinations around the world that offer unique experiences for ethical and sustainable travel.
What are your thoughts? Are the ethical and sustainability aspects of travel important to you? Let me know in the comment section below.
Ethical and Sustainable Travel
As travel becomes more accessible and affordable, more people are exploring different parts of the world, seeking new experiences and adventures. However, as much as travel can be exciting and fulfilling, it also has the potential to have negative impacts on the environment, local communities, and cultural heritage. Ethical and sustainable travel is an approach that seeks to minimize these negative impacts while maximizing the benefits of travel for both the traveler and the host community. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of ethical and sustainable travel and how it can help people and enrich their lives
Ethical and sustainable travel is an approach that is grounded in the principles of responsible and conscious travel. It seeks to minimize the negative impacts of tourism on the environment, local communities, and cultural heritage, while maximizing the benefits of travel for both the traveler and the host community. Ethical travel is not just about being environmentally responsible, but also about respecting the culture, traditions, and beliefs of the local people.
One of the benefits of ethical and sustainable travel is that it allows travelers to have a more meaningful and authentic experience. Rather than simply being a passive observer of the local culture, travelers are encouraged to engage with the local community, learn about their traditions and way of life, and contribute to their economy. This can be done through activities such as volunteering, homestays, and local tours. By doing so, travelers gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the local culture, and the locals benefit from increased economic opportunities and cultural exchange.
Over the next few months I will be talking more about this concept and sharing how this philosophy has made my trips much more meaningful.
Onward Through the Fog-
Travel Edition: Pre-Packing
How are things?
I'm busy doing the pre-packing and gathering up for the upcoming trips. This isn't exactly my favorite part of the travel experience, but it's probably the most necessary.
My itinerary is not set yet but I have a good outline of where, what and when. I'm still researching (I will share some of my findings soon) and gathering items for the trip. I know I will be at the beach, then off to Austin, Texas for work (yeah) and then on to Florida for a much needed Vacation (with a capital V).
So I'm thinking casual summer stuff --- plus work stuff, plus filming equipment for the Youtube channel, plus where I want to eat, who I want to visit and what I want to experience.
Disney? Naw. Been there, done that with the kids. I would rather go to a nature reserve that supports wildlife.
That's the fun part of the pre-trip part, researching what to see. The not so exciting part is the "gathering stage" of gathering that special vegan shampoo, toothpaste, plane snacks, etc. Plus knowing I'm going from one place to the next without a trip home makes the need to "gather" extra vitamins, toiletries, favorite snacks, etc. necessary. I've ordered extra vitamins and supplements already.
Pictured "my can't be without supplements" you can find them via the link:
Dream Sleep https://amzn.to/41NZbym
Vegan Collagen https://amzn.to/3ISUnza
Ashwagandha https://amzn.to/3J0F4o7 (Amazon informed me I have bought 22 times! This is my favorite brand hands down.) I also picked up another set of iPods.
So who else overpaid for their AirPods and then lost one? #Yikes I'm glad I found these on sale. https://amzn.to/3Jqf1s3
I have more to do, but I'm chipping away on my list day-by-day. It's been my experience the more prepared you are for your trips the more fun you have. I mean we can't prepare for every thing, but we can insure we don't run out of supplements and spend quality vacation time hunting them down. This is especially true when you are in a different country. I want to have fun and relax, not stress over vitamins, lol
Speaking of stress-free...I'm gather a list of Vegan places to try in London and will soon be sharing my findings here. So be sure and check back in so you don't miss any new posts. You can also sign up for the mailing list here:
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Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, red poppies, purple tansy, ox-eyed daises and wine cup flowers bloom throughout the spring in Texas. The downside is spring only last a few hours, lol. Actually that is a brief exaggeration...the flowers usually last from March through mid-May and vary from year to year based on heat, rain and other weather conditions. When they do appear Texas natives flock to the Hill Country and surrounding areas to photograph them and celebrate spring.
They came early this year. I was surprised at the big yield of flowers at my place in south central Texas. I did a quick video of the Indian Paintbrushes and occasional bluebonnet and managed to catch a few butterflies.
People were out taking pictures as I shot this quick video as the weather is still really nice. If you want to enjoy the flowers just remember, the bluebonnet the state flower of Texas and it's illegal to pick.
If its your first time in the Texas wildflowers beware of snakes and fire ants, but do enjoy the burst of color while it lasts.
Keep Up the Pace
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