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7 Ways To Travel Sustainably

Zero-waste and slow travel advocate Soumya Manthena on keeping your carbon footprint light

Soumya Manthena is a zero-waste and slow travel advocate

The biggest misconception when it comes to sustainable travel is that it is expensive. It is most often thought of as “luxury travel,” and that is far from the truth. Choosing trains, opting for off-season travel, avoiding plastic water bottles, and choosing local cuisines and accommodations instead of big-name chains are great ways to make your travel more budget-friendly. Responsible tourism is a choice you make. It may not be the most popular choice, and it does take a little extra time and research, but it’s not as expensive or elitist as it is touted to be.