Something that many travelers don’t take into consideration when traveling is how responsible they are at their destination. Of course, most of us are well-versed in the laws of any destination we travel to, but what about the things that aren’t illegal but are still considered irresponsible? For example, leaving garbage behind on a beach or on a hiking trail, not conserving water whenever possible, wasting food or simply not knowing the customs and social norms of the place you are visiting.
The best way to incorporate Responsible travel into your vacations is to do a lot of research before you arrive in your destination. Learn what the local customs are, learn the proper way to dress for various engagements, learn a few important phrases in the local language and most importantly, learn about what is considered irresponsible behavior. Knowing these things in advance will help you blend in with the locals and be accepted wherever you go.