Every year you’ll hear about people setting goals for the next, mainly involving improving themselves in some way. While there is nothing wrong with going to the gym or learning Spanish, here are some resolutions for travelers.
Reduce Your Impact on Local Wildlife
In 2016 the issue of animal cruelty driven by tourism started to receive the spotlight it deserves. From the Seaworld orcas to sedated tigers, the world woke up to the fact tourism encourages some horrific treatment of animals. Do your bit in 2017 by staying away from any attractions that exploit them.
Leave No Trace
Travel to wilderness areas can have a negative impact on the local environment due to a lack of infrastructure or inconsiderate behavior. The Leave No Trace movement appeals to travelers to leave every place they visit as they found it. This year, make a concerted effort to take all of your waste with you when hiking trails or visiting wilderness areas.
Offset Your Emissions
Travel is a wonderful thing for many reasons, but all of those flights contribute to climate change. Offset your carbon emissions by donating to TerraPass each time you fly. The organization allows you to work out your carbon footprint and invest in clean energy projects in order to offset it.
Invest in Local Businesses
It might be slightly harder if you want to book ahead, but try to make sure your money enters the economy of the country you are visiting. Too many foreign-owned travel firms employ foreign guides and stay in hotels owned by international companies, thus preventing your money from benefiting local people. Do your best to use local guides and enjoy local businesses on your next trips.
Frasca Food & Wine isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Crafted by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the posh eatery features cuisine from a specific region of Italy. The menu is comprised of food primarily created in the sub-alpine Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Because of this, it stands out among a packed crowd in Boulder’s ever-expanding dining scene.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of beach season. Although the temperatures start to dip, there is still plenty of European coastline ripe for swimming and sunbathing well into September. Take advantage of cheaper, off-season airfare and jet to one of these European beaches before fall weather makes its way south.
Stay safe and germ-free the next time you travel with PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist. The lab-tested and scientifically proven formula kills nearly 100 percent of the surface bacteria travelers encounter in airports, planes and hotels, while still being organic and all-natural. The formula includes a blend of just six certified organic essential oils and ingredients from organic fruit, but still manages to kill serious bacteria and viruses, from staph and MRSA to salmonella. There are no harmful chemicals like alcohol or bleach.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.