Ethical and sustainable travel doesn’t have to hamper your trip-of-a-lifetime, in fact, it can enrich them. Whether you are already in the field, planning for your overseas trip, or just starting your search, these blogs share best practices, stories, news, and useful insight that will help you build a better world while traveling around it.
Husband and wife, Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott, run this blog about their lives as full-time travelers and storytellers. Their goal is to create a movement of respectable travelers. They aim to humanize the places they visit. They’ve even spoken at TEDxWarsaw and The World Domination Summit. Like them on Facebook or follow them via their twitter handle @unmarket.
This is the personal travel blog of Dawn Jorgenson, a self-proclaimed ‘Conscious Traveler’. She is originally from South Africa, and proud of it! In her about section she states that ‘Conscious travel brings [her] closer to the things that matter, the people and how they’d like their stories told.’ In addition to writing about different international travel excursions, she also details different conservation campaigns within her blog. Like her blog on Facebook or follow her via their twitter handle @DawnJorgensen.
Ishay Govender-Ypma is a explorer and freelance travel and food writer from South Africa. She is interested in social and cultural anthropology as it relates to how food bridges the gap between exploring the unknown and understanding cultural behaviors. Her blog is great to follow if you want to learn about your desired Experteering destination before you go. Like her on Facebook or follow them via their twitter handle @Foodandthefab.
MsansiGirl is also from South Africa. She has previously worked in various roles within the South African tourism industry and even worked in tourism policy in the national government before resigning to focus full-time on her blog. She is particularly interested in promoting responsible tourism and has a love for African travel, music and festivals.. Like it on Facebook or follow via their twitter handle @MzansiGirl.
5. Get Away
Get Away is a well-regarded source of responsible travel information covering Africa. They have published an especially interesting article about why travelers should use smart cars rather than 4x4s. Like them on Facebook or follow them via their twitter handle @GetawayMagazine.
Ethical traveler is a non-profit organization founded to “empower travelers to change the world”. They seek to use the capital from travel to protect human rights and the environment. Like them on Facebook or follow them via their twitter handle @Ethical_Travel.
This is an website that aims to inspire responsible, sustainable, and local travel by featuring mindful and independent travelers headed off the beaten path with local businesses making responsible and sustainable decisions about their destinations. Like them on Facebook or follow them via their twitter handle @thetravelword.
For more reading on sustainable and ethical travel, see our popular article in the Huffington Post, Top 10 Ways to Build a Better World While Traveling Around It. And if we missed any great blogs, let us know in the comment below!