Steps to become a better traveller


Every person love to explore and want to feel the adventure thrilling trips. With stunning beaches, a rich culture, majestic temples, impressive mountain ranges and much more.  

Here are the things globetrotters which can help you to become a better traveller:


1. Avoid the plane and take the train. 


Be a part of the “slow travel” trend by going to fewer places and spending more time in each. Train travel is a good way to do this. Not only will you experience a deeper sense of place, you’ll also decrease your carbon footprint. Some of my favourite travel-by-train destinations include India, Southeast Asia, East Africa, and China.


2. Give, the right wayMany well-intentioned travellers bring sweets, used clothing, books, and pencils to hand out to children and villagers in developing nations.

It is better to give—be it money or goods—to reputable local organizations that work on social welfare programs, or to international groups that partner with them. A good one is Pack for a Purpose.


3. Understand the following two terms and be part of the new age of intelligent travel: 


Say ‘no’ to plastic: The Great Pacific garbage patch is largely composed of small plastic particles suspended near the ocean’s surface.


> Sustainable Tourism: This movement takes ecotourism’s core principles and applies them across the full spectrum of the travel and tourism industry—from city hotels to cruise lines. The three pillars of sustainable tourism are employing environmentally friendly practices (reduce, reuse, recycle); protecting cultural and natural heritage (e.g., restoring historic buildings or saving endangered species).


4. Say no to plastic. 


Do not litter or throw away plastic bottles and bags that will take hundreds of years, if ever, to break down—all the while wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems.

Be a part of the solution by opting for locally purified water in recyclable glass bottles (in the tropics, I rely mainly on green coconuts to stay hydrated) and carrying tote bags in your luggage that you can use while perusing street markets and shops.

5. Support the real local economy. Locally made crafts and souvenirs are not always cheaper, but purchasing them ensures your contribution to the economy will have a more direct and positive impact.

In Cancun, for example, some gift shops sell “traditional” Mexican sombreros that are imported from China because they cost less, while village artisans who make the hats by hand charge more.