Share the knowledge
I recently got certified as a good travels advisor. Coupled with my Peace Corps background, I'm ready to help those interested in volunteer travel, sustainable travel, and other ways of giving back to communities around the world. To start, I'd like to share one tip for being a responsible traveler.
Be conscious how you spend when you travel: Choosing well when making purchases in a destination can have a big impact on a community, as well as create a more authentic experience for you.
Travelers can shop at local markets or use local tour guides. This lets you interact with locals as well as infuse money into the local economy. Try to look at the bigger picture when bargaining with local vendors. In some cultures, bargaining is expected. But try to find a balance between a good price and one that is fair, or even generous, to the vendor.
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