Where To Go For Ethical Travel In 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Other than checking out the Vancouver Olympics, there are some ideas kicking around for what to do in the New Year. If your resolution happens to be traveling to places where your conscience remains intact, then check out this article from The Star of the Top Ten Ethical Places to travel compiled by the group, appropriately named, Ethical Traveler. The reasons factored into its list range from environmental protectionism to the support of social infrastructures in different countries.

Although every place on the list seems fascinating, I would still like to question the overall integrity of what defines “ethical.” Glaringly, some of the countries listed are involved in politically and/or economically actions at home. But what country doesn’t? So, what constitutes “ethical”? I don’t mean to diminish the list, I’m more or less curious on people’s thoughts or ideas about these and other places to travel. Rather, perhaps ethical traveling is about being aware and keeping an open mind.

However, whether you need a suggestion, something to give weight to a decision, or just to learn an interesting tourism fact, check out the Top Ten.

By Brit Weaver


About the Author

Toronto born and based, Brit is an avid leisure cyclist, coffee drinker and under-a-tree park-ist. She often finds herself meandering foreign cities looking for street eats to nibble, trees to climb, a patch of grass to sit on, or a small bookstore to sift through. You can find her musing life on her personal blog, TheBubblesAreDead.wordpress.com.

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