Too Much to Ask? Let 2019 Resolution be to Travel Responsibly

Come New Year, January dawns with new resolutions and outlook and new hopes for the year ahead and the traveling schema is no exception. A Traveler’s Guide toInterpreting Life by Exploring Geography furnished insights to our connection to Mother Nature; however irresponsible tourism and over tourism leads to an unnecessary and chaotic mess, mostly in the form of waste disposal. In India, the nippy January flavours the season for eat-al-fresco for one and all. The post picnic scenario often ends up as displeasing to the eyes with litter of plates lying all over the place. A little more responsible travel on an individual extent could transform the distressful sites to a more green and eco-friendly one.

Bali, besides being a blend of blue, epitomizes massive green tourism; be it in the form of marvellous architecture to everyday usage commodities, Bali tops the niche of green luxury staycations. The custom-made bamboo homes by the riverside of Ayung are the most in-demands B&Bs. Besides housing, custom-made bicycles are the new addition to the eco-friendly glossary.

With the advent of 2019, let us pledge to reserve our scenic Earth with less plastics and more regenerative products. Activities in the mountainscapes to lessen the nuisance of the landscape pollution are making news nowadays. Cyclists from premier educational institutes are setting examples by scrubbing the sea-shores of plastics. Trekkers, in the Himalayan expanse of India, collecting bottles en-route to various base-camps are eye-openers so as to travel more prudently and conscientiously.

On an individual level, our obligation remains, to serve to the benefits of Nature and not to destroy it. Usage of “saal” (or scientifically identified as shorea robusta) plates instead of the plastic plates in the picnics would be biodegradable disposal. 

Products like bamboo-made coffee mugs could replace ceramics and thus the waste formed by the same. 

Plastic bottles could be replaced by steel or terracotta bottles, even lightweight bamboo bottles are blending in. Jute bags and paper bags are the most realized products in India as against the plastic usage.

Indian plains are witnessing the e-vehicle (locally known as toto) revolution on its streets. It would be a false accusation to say that India is not trying, however the demographics are too large to conclude. And hence each individual plays a vital role in the upholding and retaining of the greener environment. When the location specifics issues up, despite the native’s efforts, it also becomes the traveler’s responsibility too, to not contaminate the beauty and splendor of the place by trashing it.

Too Much to Ask? Let 2019 Resolution be to Travel Responsibly

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