The Future of Travel
We believe in a sustainable form of tourism, and that may be at odds with many of its modern-day styles. There have been a lot of moments in our travels when the effects of humankind have left us depressed.
Things like plastic on the beaches of the Mediterranean, bleached coral in Seychelles, and a poached elephant on the border of Kenya and Tanzania have all been low points in our travels. It’s right there can be a lot of negatives to travelings, such as overdevelopment, pollution, environmental degradation, and loss of culture.
We Promise To Promote Sustainable Travel.
While we have seen the adverse effects of tourism, we’ve also seen the good. Conservation efforts in Namibia, social enterprises on Zanzibar, ethical tour companies, and sustainable businesses have all put smiles on our faces. Our goal is to help provide travelers with resources, products, and ideas to make travels more sustainable. We believe in partnering with brands and companies that hold those same morals.
We believe travel can be a force for good. It can change a traveler’s concept of the world while empowering local communities and preserving the environment for future generations. In many ways, travel’s good can also be in how it affects the traveler. If we all find our platform, we can be the change we want to see, and we’ll make this world a better place. We are not perfect, but traveling has changed the way we feel about the world, and after every journey, we find our behavior and mindset has changed for the better.
How To Travel More Sustainably
If you can afford to travel, you can afford to donate, even if it’s just a little. After pumping years of time and effort, we now have a successful blog. In doing so, we’ve decided to donate 5% of our proceeds from products sold to charitable causes. Have a favorite charity? Let us know!
This seems to be one travel moment we have over and over and over—plastic polluting our world. We feel like a broken record, but nearly every beach we visit littered with plastic.
However, it’s only the tip of the iceberg with a plastic set to outweigh fish in a few decades. Start by reducing plastic waste, being conscious of your trash, carry a travel water bottle, and decline plastic bags and straws.
Some of tourisms worst flaws come from a lack of understanding. As travelers and people, we need to understand how our actions influence the world in which we live.
We love going out for hikes but often find trash left behind and that trails are often ignored, both lead to environmental degradation. Think about future generations, other travelers, and locals who want to enjoy that place too. Leave no trace.
A great way to make the world a better place is to support the right initiatives when traveling. This means choosing to spend your money with ethical tour companies, purchase from small vendors, and support local communities.
The image here was taken at the Mbunza Living Museum in Namibia. A project set up by the Living Culture Foundation of Namibia. Their goal is to preserve indigenous cultures while providing a source of income through tourism education.
Above everything else, we believe the world needs more compassion. We care about a great many things. If we all cared about one another, the environment, and wildlife, the world would be a much kinder and better place. We’ll continue to push to preserve wildlife and culture around the world.
One of our many passions includes the last wilds in Africa. Poaching and greed is an epidemic and conservationist are at war. They need our political support from home and tourism dollars abroad.
Posts on Sustainable Travel
We try our hardest to be more eco-friendly in our travels. As we learn more about our impact on our planet, it’s apparent we face almost certain peril if we fail to address climate change and preserve our natural planet.
It’s why we often voice our opinion about more sustainable travel. While in our daily lives, we strive to maintain a small footprint at home.
I began looking for eco-friendly products while on the beaches of Greece surrounded by plastic waste. Then we traveled to truly remote destinations like Mozambique and Seychelles; however, the plastic hung around.
We’re often asked about what ethical wildlife tourism experiences around the world we support. Nowadays there are so many unethical operations exploiting animals for profit it can be confusing for tourists.
When we talk about sustainable travel we often refer to eco-conscious travel, but that’s only one half of the puzzle. There is an important part of sustainable travel that’s being left out and that’s societal element.