Sustainability

Our mission is to inspire people to have a positive impact on the world through travel.

The more people travel, the more impact that has on local economies and the more communities thrive. However, the more people travel, the more impact that has on the environment. We don't believe in any type of tourism but in tourism that gives more than it takes -- sustainable tourism. Read below to find out how to be a more sustainable traveler.

Sustainability

Our mission is to inspire people to have a positive impact on the world through travel.

The more people travel, the more tangible impact that has on local economies and the more communities thrive.  But we don't believe in any type of tourism but in tourism that gives more than it takes -- sustainable tourism. 

Tip #1

Go Local

Stay at locally-owned hotels, eat at locally-owned restaurants, and shop at locally-owned stores and markets. By choosing local, you are supporting the destination with your wallet and creating jobs which impacts people's well-being. Avoid large chains as frequently that money spent leaves the country and does not economically benefit the destination.

Tip #2

Respect the Environment

Nature is not only one of the main reasons why travelers visit a destination, but the more we travel, the more the health of our planet declines. To treat it with care, make sure you don’t buy any products made from endangered plants or animals, use environmentally friendly + non-toxic personal care products, never feed or touch wildlife, and stay on the marked paths at protected sites.

Tip #3

Travel Smarter

Transportation is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, especially from the travel industry. When possible, take alternatives to flying such as a train or car. If you are flying, try to book non-stop flights, book on more energy efficient aircrafts, lessen the weight of your luggage and use carbon offsetting donations to pay for carbon credits against your travel. Another tip - use public transportation in your destination rather than hailing taxis when possible.

Tip #4

Seek the Road Less Traveled

Overtourism, when there are too many tourists for a place to support, is hurting many destinations. To avoid this, travel in the off-season or, better yet, seek the road less traveled. To truly experience the culture of a country, visit smaller towns and villages that might not be on a “Top 10 Destination” list or look outside the most popular tourist destinations to find other places worth exploring.

Tip #5

Bring Reusable Items

Try not to use more resources than needed and bring reusable items - think water bottles, shampoo and conditioner, bamboo utensils, metal straws, cloth bags, and the like. By using items like this, you won't need to order them at restaurants or buy them throughout your trip, thus reducing plastic and other material consumption that creates waste and pollutes the planet. 

Tip #6

Reduce Energy Consumption

Your accommodation choice is another big energy emitter from traveling so be sure to opt for hotels that have strong sustainability practices, or even better, homestays or rental homes/rooms hosted by locals. If you choose to stay in a hotel, remember to take shorter showers, turn off lights and A/C when you leave the room, and let the staff know you don't need your towels and sheets washed daily.

"We believe travel is a critical part of life and want to empower people to travel sustainably in their own lives. It begins with education and awareness, so we are proud to share ways people can have a positive impact in the world through sustainable travel.”

- Jeremy Jauncey, CEO & Founder

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