Travel is fun-filled, with new experiences around every corner. Travel is also a privilege, and with privilege comes the responsibility to be a respectful and conscious traveler.
Here are four ways you can be a conscious traveler this year:
• Leave no trace: Leave every place the way you found it or cleaner.
• Be curious and open-minded: Learn as much as you can about local customs and traditions and ask questions.
• Shop local: Frequent local small businesses and their business owners as much as possible to support the community and its economy.
• Be thoughtful: Remember that your destination is someone’s home.