Once a small fishing village that turned into a Viking outpost, Copenhagen is now a cosmopolitan city with an astounding number of historical sites and sustainable tourism initiatives, making it a bucket list destination for every ecotraveler.
On my first visit to the island, I happily discovered that some of the rarest and beautiful seashells are found in the Philippines. I loved to go to Puka Beach and would collect a whole treasure trove for souvenirs. As a traveler, I had felt the need to “keep” my memories. In the years and subsequent visits since, I have learned about the environmental impact of such behavior.
Sustainable tourism is just as much about respecting other cultures as it is about supporting local enterprises and understanding how the profits will be channeled back into the community. The variety of sustainable tourism initiatives can extend from interacting with indigenous communities to closing the gender employment gap to disposing of waste properly. Here are some tips to be more sustainable.
I’ve visited seventeen countries and have lived in three. The average person I meet is incredulous and I face quite a few misconceptions. No, I am not rich. No, I am not particularly brave. And making friends is actually quite easy. In fact, I think traveling is the easiest thing I’ve ever done.