…e meaningful tourism that does not destroy a place’s environment or lead to harm for its residents. Visit places connected to family or personal history. Travel to places less-visited, where it’s easier to develop relationships beyond the tourist “bubble.” Check out places within one’s own country.
…s of tourism: don’t go. But assuming that’s not an option, there are ways to reduce your footprint. As Fodor’s suggests, don’t go to places that explicitly don’t want tourists, such as Venice and the Galapagos. Don’t go to places with economies that are overly dependent on tourism, such as Bali and Aruba. Don’t go to places unless you have a connection to a community there, suggests travel writer Bani Amor. And don’t go to volunteer or seek life-changing experiences abroad at the expense of the exotic “other”; such opportunities exist closer to home.