The Faroe Islands make up a remote archipelago in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean. This Nordic destination consists of 18 major islands and is over 600 miles away from Denmark. Apart from being part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago renowned for its controversial whaling practices. It is not an easily accessible destination nor is it made for budget traveling. However, it has some magnificent sights.
How can you be a sustainable traveler? Well, the best way is to be mindful of the waste you produce when traveling, especially non-biodegradable waste, like plastic. This is critical as many countries, especially developing economies which are often popular tourist destinations don’t always have the infrastructure to collect and process waste.
Sustainability can have a positive impact not only on the environment but also on the preservation of culture and growth of the economy of a country. That’s why sustainable travelers are encouraged to travel to not only to the most beautiful destinations, but lesser traveled to destinations where their impact will be greatest and often the most needed. This way, you support efforts to combat overtourism and support local businesses and entrepreneurs during your visit.
Sustainable travel is a subject that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Travelers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact travel has on the world. Saving the planet may be the last thing on your mind while lounging on the beach in Bali, but it is extremely important to be aware of how your actions affect your surroundings. Luckily, “going green” is not as difficult as you may think and there are many easy ways you can get involved in this movement. Here are a few incredibly easy sustainable changes that you can implement on your next trip.
Most of you reading this post already know that we started Backpacking with the Bonds to help travelers think about how their travel affects the places they visit-both positively and negatively. All of our posts and guides are written to help travelers to think about and design their trips to maximize their impact on the local economies. Recently, we wrote a blog piece about the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Year of Sustainable Tourism, to showcase the international initiative to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development.
Did you know that the United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development? The purpose of which is to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for change.