Episode 65: Responsible Travel – Part 2

Being a responsible traveler isn’t about checking items off of a list. It’s about dedicating yourself to being a lifelong learner – something I’m a huge advocate for – to consistently be aware of ways you can live more mindfully. What a great mindset, and not just for travel right?! Today, Erin is back on the show to continue to teach us about being responsible travelers.

Last week on Part 1, Erin and I went through 7 of her 10 best tips for being a responsible tourist. We talked about things like acknowledging diversity and being respectful of other cultures – it was truly an enlightening time with so many good lessons that apply to many areas of life even beyond tourism. Today, we’re going through the rest of Erin’s tips and focusing mostly on the sustainability side of travel. There are so many ways to reduce our environmental impact while traveling and Erin has plenty of great ideas for us. 

I loved all of Erin’s advice and it has me excited to plan my next trip, whether it’s an international getaway or a local road trip! Even though many of us are currently unable to travel, I think you will find this time with Erin inspirational and it will help you to be a little more mindful the next time you hop on a plane, on a train, or even in your car with tent in tow. 

Links from the show:
Shop Redeemed With Purpose Jewelry – use code MACKENZIEN for 15% off:
https://www.redeemedwithpurpose.com/shop
Pina Travels Blog Post:
https://www.pinatravels.org/discoveries/responsible-tourist?rq=responsible
Alpaca My Bags Podcast Episode with Natasha Daly:
https://www.pinatravels.org/episodes/animal-tourism
Grayl Water Bottles:
https://grayl.com/
Alpaca My Bags Podcast Episode with Evelina Utterdahl:
https://www.pinatravels.org/episodes/sustainable-travel
“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51704136-little-fires-everywhere
You’re Wrong About Podcast:
https://yourewrongabout.com/

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