Whether you’re taking a trip to relax after a tough stint at work, or are looking for an exhilarating adventure of a lifetime, it’s true to say that travel rejuvenates the body and broadens the mind (forgive the cliché, but it’s one of those old chestnuts that definitely rings true). That said, one of the tricky things about travelling is how to reconcile all those enriching personal experiences with the impact you have on the places you visit, and the environment.
The short and simple answer to this conundrum is to travel responsibly, which is actually also pretty simple to implement. It essentially means making smarter choices about how you travel, from choosing to stay in locally owned accommodation, to feasting on regional flavours in local restaurants, to getting to know the places you visit through spending time (and money) in the likes of heritage sites, national parks, theatres and bars.
Read on to discover 10 ways to embrace responsible travel in 2022 - practical tips from Rough Guides' experts that’ll support the destinations you visit while giving you a more rewarding experience. And we mean seriously rewarding, which sounds like a win-win situation whichever way you look at it.