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Global Citizenship: Social Responsibility

“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”.A socially 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. 


Opinion: Is “No Travel” the new Responsible Travel?
9 Powerful Transformative Travel Stories That Inspire
Fleeing the cold to weather the storms
Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity
Exploring the Depths of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park
Indigenous Food Travel: A Culinary Postcard
Glacier National Park: A beautiful place with an ugly history
Traveling and Reporting in a World with COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
Responsible and Cultural Travel in Montana
What to do about Racism and Bigotry as Travelers of Conscience and Culture
A look through the lens of a humanitarian photographer
How we all must travel differently once the world reopens
A letter to my favourite country: We need to talk
Viewing Today’s World Through Journalistic Eyes: Can Travel Heal The Divide?
Global Solidarity for Black Lives Matter
World Footprints Stands with Black Lives Matter
Let Your Children Soar: Teach Your Kids Responsible Travel
Community, collectivity, and COVID-19
How to Spot Ethical Animal Tourism in Southeast Asia
Re-entering the world with new footprints: Navigating the current landscape
From lockdown to isolation: My COVID-19-fuelled journey home
How I’m Dealing with the Coronavirus Lockdown in Ireland
How the world is coming together by staying apart
How you can help the travel and tourism industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic
A letter to travellers during the coronavirus pandemic
The trouble with animal tourism and how you can help
Is it safe to travel to Australia after the bushfires?
Traveling with small footprints: A guide to eco-tourism
The rise of ‘second city’ travel
How travelling responsibly can help preserve our planet


Mexico’s street dog problem — and how travelers are part of the solution
How Tourists Play a Role in Protecting Thailand’s Elephants
Why You Should Go to the Bahamas Right Now
Discovering Traditional Arts in Thailand’s Golden Triangle
Bringing Mobility and Hope to the Philippines
Voluntourism: When Helping can Hurt
Animal Cruelty for Tourists’ Entertainment: An Industry in Need of Reform
One Night in Jail: A Travel Horror Story
Uluru: Why Climbing is Bad for Australia’s Heart
Ayahuasca Tourism: The Commercialization of Culture
How Budapest’s Cafe Culture is Lifting Social Stigmas
How to Make Your Trip More Eco-Friendly
A Walking Tour Highlighting a Mumbai Slum’s Innovative Industry
Max Mara: A Fashion House Under Fire for Stealing Indigenous Designs
Chilean Tourism and the Indigenous Mapuche
Volungearing: A New Way to Do Good
Responsible Tourism: Why It’s Not Okay To Visit Syria
The Women Making Tourism Powerful
Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe
Dark Tourism in Cambodia: Exploitation and Cultural Insensitivity
Sint Maarten: A Youth Program Reaches Out After Hurricane Irma
An Indonesian Village that Changed its Fate with the Internet
Coffee in Laos: an Unlikely Pathway out of Poverty
World Footprints Top Stories of 2018


Diversity is one of the many Faces of Darwin, Australia
A Burundian Lesson in Hospitality


Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand

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