“Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable.”
― George Washington Carver
What does it mean to be a responsible traveler? It means much more than just traveling light, recycling plastic bottles or even reusing your hotel bath towels. Those things are great first steps but being a responsible traveler is a “heart action”.
Social responsibility has given a new dimension to tourism and people are indeed acting responsibly & changing the way they travel . A social responsible traveler has a heart for people. He/she ensures that negative social, economic and environmental impacts are minimized and that positive footprints that enhance economic benefits for local people and host communities are the only thing left behind.
Bottom line, a social responsible traveler is a global citizen and ambassador for humanity. Whenever you visit any new place be aware of the impact of your actions and reactions, choose social responsibility and contribute in a positive way.
For many people, including myself, while travelling the world is a passion, it is important to simultaneously make a positive change in communities and the environment in which we are exploring. This is known as social impact travel. Read moreThe World Volunteer Travel Social Responsibility
Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women around the globe through unique tourism experiences that benefit women’s empowerment and travel with female-led groups. International Women’s Day is honored annually on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action … Read more Read moreThe World Events & Festivals Social Responsibility
During February, there is an influx of travel stories for the “Best Places to Celebrate Black History Month”. It’s great and there are so many places I want to visit! However, the same list almost disappears into the ether as soon as March 1st arrives. Read moreThe World Insights History Social Responsibility
As if Bali hasn’t been suffering enough with the economic blow of COVID-19, locals are also battling a catastrophic environmental disaster as an abnormal amount of plastic washes up along popular tourist beaches Kuta & Seminyak. Read moreAsia Social Responsibility Sustainability
Editor and VIIF co-founder, GARY KNIGHT, shares the remarkable collection of first-person testimonials and searing photographs from some of the world’s most volatile war zones. Read moreThe World Social Responsibility
World Footprints stows away with travel writer and PBS TV host Rick Steves as he shares his new book, “For The Love Of Europe” and how travel is an antidote to the purposeful dumbing down of American society. This interview shows a different side of Rick Steves and our conversation … Read more Read moreEurope Experiences Social Responsibility
Author Janet Cheatham Bell has lived through both the Civil Rights Movement and today’s Black Lives Matter movement. She joins World Footprints to share her thoughts on the progression of racial equality in the United States. Janet is also the mother of W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s United Shades … Read more Read moreUnited States Insights Social Responsibility
David M. Rubenstein, author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show returns to World Footprints to discuss his newest book: “How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.” Read moreUnited States Literature & Music Social Responsibility
Lush rainforest and land transformed for millions of years by volcanic activity, all spread across 520 square miles of protected space. Welcome to Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park! Read moreUnited States Adventure History Social Responsibility
Why is it important for people of color to control their own narrative? How does preserving your story support historical truths? Ardre Orie is a publisher, social activist, and ghostwriter who helps Black men and people of color discover the power of their voice. Enjoy a powerful and insightful interview … Read more Read moreUnited States Insights Social Responsibility
While many of my friends have turned to books or television documentaries, I have been exploring the world of culinary travel — but not just for cooking recipes. I found inspiration in the preservation of Indigenous food. And that has me planning my next adventure. Read moreOceania Food & Drink Indigenous Preservation Social Responsibility