Practicing respect while traveling

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Respecting the locals and their culture is a great start to traveling responsible

Respecting local language and customs goes a long way.

By buying food, drinks, and souvenirs from locally owned businesses you contribute to growing the local economy.

Also, when you look for accommodation, you should choose locally run businesses that support a sustainable life for the locals.

It’s important to treat the eco systems and wildlife with respect

Animal tourism is a big problem all across the globe. Now, I have just talked about the importance of supporting local run businesses and make sure your money stays locally.

But is this a good thing if you are paying locals to run an unethical animal tourism business? Definitely not.

Whenever you attend animal attractions, make sure they are ethical towards the animals. I recommend staying away from zoos, aquariums, and animal rides all together. Further, it is a good rule of thumb to avoid any form of petting, holding, or taking selfies with wildlife.

Being environmentally friendly is important

I don’t think there is any need to say that respecting the environment is extremely important. Even so, it is a major problem across tourist destinations all over the world.

It is more important than ever to leave as small footprints as possible when you travel. If you do your small part, you can make a big difference.

Minor actions like taking your own shampoo and soap from home (preferably eco-friendly and cruelty-free) instead of using the ones in hotels, saying no to plastic straws, or traveling with your own reusable water bottle are things that go a long way.

Solo traveling tips

Traveling alone can be a life-changing experience, it teaches you about yourself and you discover in your own company. But it is important to keep the following recommendations in mind when traveling on your own.

-Keep in touch with your family or friends at home. Let them know where you are traveling, the numbers they can contact you. Keeping them on top of everything is always a good idea.

-If possible travel during the day and avoid dark hours.

-Learn basic words of the language of the place you are traveling to, not having communication with the locals can be a disadvantage.-Don’t let people know you travel alone

-Write important phone numbers apart, this is in case of theft, you will have a way to contact someone who can help you.

-Prepare medicines that you need in case of illness to be able to assist yourself well.

-If possible take cash and a portable charger with you

Travel Tips for Beginners

1. Research in advance about the place you visit, this will help you to know well what kind of clothes to wear, public transport and the gastronomy of the place.

2. Always carry a little more money than budgeted. This will help you in an emergency or unforeseen situations.

3. Always have a plan B. You may have planned to visit the beach, but it could rain, so think about what else you could do instead.

4. Make a schedule, this will help you organize and take advantage of the days of your trip

5. Reserve your parking with B2P, you will save money and say goodbye to the stress of finding parking at the airport.

Reasons to travel alone

Many times we have the misconception that traveling alone can be challenging and often very lonely, but the reality is very different. Traveling alone can be a life changing experience, we learn a lot about ourselves and we have time for reflection. Here are some reasons to make you want to grab your suitcase and travel on your own.

  • You can feel independent and empowered 
  • It gives you confidence
  • Solo travel gives you a chance to listen yourself 
  • You can make new connections and new friendships 
  • It makes you feel free

How to battle travel anxiety

It is normal that when making a trip we feel a bit of anxiety, we worry about making all the preparations, due to the stress of the airport and the fatigue of the flight.

Follow some of these tips to help you combat travel anxiety.

  • Pack your bags early. Start packing a week early, don’t leave everything for the day before your flight.
  • Book your parking at the airport with us! We know that one of the most stressful parts of traveling is finding affordable parking, check out our website for options available near you. Contact us if you have any questions or want a special discount.
  • Get to the airport early. It is very stressful to be doing everything in a hurry and against the clock, do not let this happen to you and arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight to avoid any setback.
  • Eat well. It is important to have the base of a good meal before a flight, pamper yourself a little and eat something that nourishes you and at the same time you enjoy a lot.
  • Find what to entertain on your flight. Bring books, download movies or series, listen to music or take a nap to speed up your flight time