8 Ways to Be a More Responsible Traveler (And Why it Matters)

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Has the term ‘responsible travel’ landed on your radar lately? Also known as ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethical’ travel, it’s a concept that’s becoming an important consideration for many travelers when planning their adventures.

I travel for the same reasons most people do; an interest in other people and cultures, a love of nature and wilderness and a deep desire to experience far off places. Like most travelers, I don’t want to cause any harm to the communities or ecosystems I travel through.

That’s the simple idea behind the responsible travel movement. It’s about recognizing that our travels have an impact. It’s about striving to minimize that impact by being mindful of our choices while on the road. 

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5 Things I’d Tell Every Traveler

Hello Lovelies!

It’s no secret, I LOVE traveling! I also love motivating others to travel more and better. Today I’m sharing my best advice for any wanderer no matter where you’re going or how long a trip you’ll be taking.

So here it is… the TOP FIVE things I’d tell every traveler!

Five Things I'd Tell Every Traveler

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Air Travel Sucks! How to Keep Your Sanity at The Airport

Hello Lovelies!

I love traveling, but I am not a fan of airports, planes or anything to do with flying. I view the whole process of getting from point A to point B as an annoying but necessary evil. With long lines at security, hours of waiting for delayed flights, cramped quarters and continual cutbacks on comforts like leg room and in flight entertainment… flying is a real pain!

While I’m grateful for the fact that modern air travel has opened up the world to everyday travelers like me, I find the experience uncomfortable and stressful overall. Can you relate?

Today I want to share my best strategies for keeping your sanity and staying as comfortable as possible all the way from check in to baggage claim.

Let’s jump right in shall we?

Air Travel Sucks

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Why You Should Try Traveling Solo

Hello Lovelies!

Have you ever considered traveling solo? Do you think the idea is great, but that you could never do it yourself?

I think everyone should travel solo at least once in their lives. Traveling by yourself has a dimension that traveling with a friend, partner or group doesn’t. It has its own challenges for sure, but the experience can be so much richer.

People can be intimidated by heading into unknown territory by themselves and that’s understandable. Really though, you CAN do this! If I can manage it then you can too, promise!

My first solo adventure to South Africa was about eight months in the making and it took a lot of saving, research and planning to put together. Was it worth the hard work? Absolutely yes! The experience gave me back so much more than it cost. It helped me develop a greater sense of confidence and self assurance. It helped me to better understand what I want to accomplish in my career and how I want to prioritize my day to day life.

My Solo Travel Experience

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Prioritize Experiences Not Things

Hello Lovelies!

Today I want to talk to you about prioritizing experiences in life.

I’m constantly grateful for the fact that I’ve done some pretty cool things so far. I’ve bungee jumped, sky dived, snorkeled with manta rays, cage dived with great white sharks, climbed mountains and traveled to some pretty amazing places to do those things.

I’m certainly not rich and I’m not simply lucky… being able to enjoy those experiences took commitment, hard work and belt tightening. I decided doing those things was important to me, I prioritized making them happen and so my life style choices centered around those goals.

What was the main lifestyle change necessary? STOP SPENDING MONEY ON STUFF!

Seek Experiences Over Things

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