8 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler

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8 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler

Put out the fire when you’re done!

| January 25, 2018

Choose your souvenirs wisely

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As Filipinos, it is inevitable for us to go out of our way to get pasalubongs and souvenirs. However, there are still a few of us who likes to pocket seashells or take heaps of sand as a ‘souvenir’, which is definitely an irresponsible thing to do. Just stick to buying locally made goods; at least you’re helping the locals earn a decent living while you’re at it.

 

Bring reusable items

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When out camping or traveling, make sure to bring reusable items to lessen the waste that you create. Water jugs are especially helpful in avoiding buying plastic bottles every time. Just imagine how much money you’re saving by not buying overly expensive bottled water while on the road.

 

Don’t throw trash like confetti

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It’s inevitable to produce trash when we’re traveling, but please, for the love of everything holy, don’t just throw it away everywhere. It might be a little inconvenient to keep heaps of plastics in your pocket, but do everyone a favor and just keep it for a while and throw it later. Seriously, if you’re just going to thrash every place that you’ll visit, you might be better off locked inside your house forever.

 

Be mindful and respectful of the place that you’re visiting

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If you loved the place that you went to, be nice enough and let others enjoy it the way you have. Don’t vandalize on the rocks, don’t break the coral reefs, and for crying out loud, don’t leave butane gas in a very fire prone area.

 

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