Recently, there have been many talks about sustainable lifestyle and that covers all area including travel. Many people enjoy traveling to different places and wherever they go, there is a need to take into account the economic, social, and environmental impact of whatever they do.
When you want to travel to Norway, you will need the services of some travel agencies. One of such travel agencies is Flixbus. However, you should first read about what other people in Norway think about the company by reading about them on NorskeAnmeldelser before you patronize them. Here are some tips for sustainable travel:
Take your water flask along
Either you are seated in a place or constantly on the move, you need water. It is a waste and has a bad impact on the environment if you keep buying water bottles. The chances are you will leave all of the bottles in the host community as you cannot take them back with you. However, if you have your water flask, you will be enhancing the zero-waste lifestyle most nations of the world are striving for. Most countries don’t even have a means of recycling plastic and as such, are left devastated by the trash generated from tourist activities.
Support the local economy
Although the travel and tourism industry makes so much money, most of it eventually finds its way to the pockets of global tourism operators, living local vendors with little or nothing. Whenever you travel, make it a goal to support the local economy. Stay in local but good-quality accommodation, eat local foods and shop in local stores, use local transport providers where there is no harm in doing so. Also, use the services of local tour operators. Locals know the area like the back of their hand and can lead you into the most amazing and humbling experience you can ever have. For instance, some local tour companies give to the conservation of endangered animals. Doing business with such will give you the satisfaction that your money was well spent.
Another sustainable tip is to pack light. The lesser your load, the less fuel the plane needs to fly. Besides, you will find it easy to do a lot of activities. For instance, you can trek short distances to breathe in the air of the place you are in before you grab a cab and go to your hotel room. However, ensure you pack zero waste items such as reusable containers and bags to reduce the waste from your activities.
Learn the language
Part of sustainable travel includes acknowledging the history and culture of your destination. You are a visitor in your host community and it is only proper you respect the locals by learning as much as you can about the place. Besides, learning some basic words in the place’s lingua can make a difference when you want to pay for an item you bought or when you are relating with the locals. Before you go, know a bit about the history of the place.
Leave no trace
No matter where you stay or what you buy, leave no trace. You should not litter anywhere or deface anything, neither should you displace things from their natural habitat. There are also places where littering will earn you a heavy fine. Take nothing along with you either, except you are given. Take photos and leave only your footprints.