Do you dream of shaping the world into a better place for future generations?
Many of us do, which is why we celebrate Earth Day (coming up on April 22!).
In the spirit of changing wasteful habits and opening our minds, we’ve gathered 10 must-read travel blogs that combine two things we wholeheartedly support: sustainability and travel. Traveling sustainably is a great way to understand global issues and appreciate diversity — while also ensuring you’re aware of your impact on cultures and environments.
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Though we often discuss the sustainability of volunteer vacations on this blog, you’ll see there are SO many ways to travel responsibly.
Sit back, turn off the TV, and get ready to change the world with these 10 sustainable travel blogs. We’re positive you’ll find them as inspiring as we do!
The 10 Best Sustainable Travel Blogs
1. Green Global Travel
Brett Love and Mary Gabbett are a couple in love and in business together, harmoniously running their extensive blog on ecotourism, nature/wildlife conservation, and cultural preservation.
Post to inspire you: Green Travel Tips for Choosing Hotels
2. Ethical Traveler
Founded in 1996 by eco-minded journalist Jeff Greenwald, Ethical Traveler is now a non-profit organization steered by Mike McColl; it focuses on the power of tourism to bring human rights and environmental issues to light.
Post to inspire you: Thirteen Tips for the Accidental Ambassador
Mariellen Ward took a journey to India that changed her life forever, propelling her to launch Breathedreamgo in 2009. Though posts often focus on India, her blog is really about authentic, meaningful travel — and the myriad ways you can achieve this (easier than you think!).
Post to inspire you: Holding hands with children in need
4. Eco Traveller Guide
Linda McCormick’s beautifully designed blog is the perfect canvas for all things under the eco-travel umbrella: responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware travel — the labels may evolve, but her commitment to social responsibility does not!
Post to inspire you: Ten Tips for Choosing an Excellent Eco Travel Company
5. Every Steph
Who says being a conscious traveler means cargo pants and Keen sandals 24/7? Stefania Guglielmi believes a little glamour and a whole lot of responsible travel goes a long way. Only 25 years old, she’s already walking the path of someone very aware of her impact on the world and what it means.
Post to inspire you: How to Visit Los Angeles Without a Car
6. Mindful Wanderlust
Cody and Giselle are a traveling vegan couple who are fully committed to adventure in a compassionate, responsible way. They share their experiences to inspire the mentality that we are ambassadors representing the best of our countries and ourselves.
Post to inspire you: The Truth About Elephant Tourism
7. Around the World in Eighty Years
Jim O’Donnell has traveled to 40 countries on 5 continents, covering a heck of a lot of territory to bring responsible travel to the fore. His blog is laden with stunning nature and wildlife photographs, accompanied by compelling stories.
Post to inspire you: Should You Buy Local When Traveling?
8. Softback Travel
Kyle & Leoni at Softback Travel tell stories and explains matters, all related to climate change, green travel and wildlife conservation. A great read if you are passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental protection.
Post to inspire you: 23 Examples of Keystone Species Living on our Planet
9. Tammy & Chris On The Move
Both development workers, Tammy and Chris have lived and worked in Cambodia, Bolivia, Peru, and now Ghana. They offer an inside perspective on how volunteer work directly impacts cultures and communities.
Post to inspire you: The Ups and Downs of Work Field Trips to Rural Cambodia
10. Travel for Wildlife
Zoologist Cristina Garcia and her husband, wildlife photographer Hal Brindley, provide inside tips on how to see the world’s most amazing wild animals — while also promoting conservation through responsible wildlife tourism.
Post to inspire you: The Selfish Connection. How Our Love for Dolphins is Killing Them
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Ponder the significance of Earth Day with these amazing sustainable travel blogs. Did we miss any? Or do you have any favorites? We’d love it if you spread this post to others, and of course, share your thoughts in the comments!
21 responses to “10 Sustainable Travel Blogs You Should Be Following”
What a fantastic list!! 🙂 We’re incredibly committed to living sustainably and traveling sustainably – we’re both traveling vegans who search out ecotours and don’t support any place that harms wildlife. Here’s a section on our blog dedicated to it: http://justinpluslauren.com/category/ecotourism/ 🙂 I’m glad you listed all of these wonderful blogs here as I have some new ones to follow now! Have a lovely day 🙂
Thanks, Justin & Lauren! Your blog looks great!
Hey, thanks for the mention. I am honored to be mentioned among such great blogs. 🙂
This is a great list, and I’ll be sure to follow the ones I hadn’t heard of already. I’m an up and coming travel blogger via Amanda’s Wanderlust, and I have a particular interest in sustainable travel. You can check out my sustainable travel page at http://www.amandaswanderlust.com/sustainable-travel/. Thanks again.
You’re welcome, Tammy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Awesome, Amanda! We always love hearing about new sustainable travel blogs.
Thanks Andrew. Your feedback is much appreciated. 🙂
Best wishes, Amanda
This is an amazing list. Cheers..!
Hi everyone, this is a very inspiring post, thank you so much!
We steward a sustainable B&B in Tulum and are always looking to create relationships with eco-aware organizations and like minded travelers, so thank you.
Thanks for this list – it’s great discovering some other blogs that focus is on sustainable travel. My husband and I been blogging for 3 years now and our focus is ethical and adventurous travel. Would love for you to check it out and let us know what you think!
Two Wandering Soles
Hey guys, I just re-discovered this great list! Thanks so much for including us in it (Travel For Wildlife). There are still a few on your list that I need to dig into! Keep up the great work guys!
Thank you Hal you as well!
Cool to see Breathedreamgo made your list, it’s one of my favorites 🙂
These are some great choices for blogs! I’ll be sure to check them out.
Excellent list! Thanks for the great posting!
Very Well Curated List
Wow, this list has everything. Much appreciated.