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How to Travel More Responsibly on a Budget

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 9 December 2018 | Views [36]

 Travel has become incredibly cheap in the last few years, which has mean that far too many of us have begun to take it for granted. With careful planning and consideration, travelling can be as cheap as you want to make it. From Asia to America, there is so much of the world to see, and you can do it even on a strict budget simply by following this guide:

The Art of Slow Travel

Slow travel is, essentially, taking the time to get to know a place on your own terms rather than rushing to see all the top ten items someone else decided were important. Vacationing to a national park in America is a great way to do this, as it allows you to enjoy stunning landscapes while reconnecting with nature. All you need to do is choose a great base camp in one such park, like the Zion Motel, and then choose hikes and trails based on your own desires.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Travelling slowly helps you enjoy the experiences, rather than rush through them. It is not, however, the only way you can enjoy your trip to any of America’s national parks. By being more mindful of your impact and doing what you can to reduce your footprint you can feel good about yourself and help preserve the national parks. All you need to do is:

  • Participate in a Carbon Offset Programme

By participating in a carbon offset programme, you can travel guilt-free. Plane travel, for example in particular, causes a massive amount of CO2 to be released in the air, and by participating in an offset programme, you can ensure that your footprint is negated. From planting trees to investing in renewable energy – it’s a great way to donate and help the environment.

  • Rely on Reusable Materials

Single-use materials that are made to be disposed of end up in the environment in one way or another. By instead investing in luxurious materials that feel and look great (but are reusable) you reduce waste, save the environment, and save the wildlife.

  • Clean Up as You Go

If you see rubbish on your hikes, pick it up. If we all did even a little to try to make the park more beautiful than when you arrived, we would have a cleaner world everywhere.

  • How All This Helps Your Budget

By slowing down your trip and saving up beforehand, you can afford to go on more incredible adventures year after year. Invest in the right equipment from the start that can be reused for decades, opt for public transport and choose local when you can. There are so many ways to be budget-friendly when you go, but the best way is to pay off costs before you get there. Your flight and accommodation should be already settled before you land, that way the only costs you need to worry about are those you spend on the ground.

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