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.

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.

How to plan a family trip

Planning a family trip can be a bit overwhelming and stressful, especially with children. But prepare ahead of time and knowing what you’re getting into makes a trip easy and without complications.

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  • Pick a destination where all family members can enjoy and have activities throughout the day to entertain themselves and involve them in planning, if you can book in advance.
  • Pack light and only what you need, having to deal with multiple people in the family is enough to worry about luggage.
  • Prepare an emergency kit with alcohol, bandages, pain relievers. Keep your documents with you in case of any emergency.
  • Reserve your airport parking with Book2Park, traveling as a family is an adventure and looking for cheap parking, especially long-term parking, can take valuable time, but don’t worry, we offer many options in most US airports.
  • Bring snacks on the flight, download series and movies to any digital device to keep your kids entertained and not stressed during the flight.