Go Lightly

This is a nice, visually attractive book to get the wheels in your brain turning about traveling sustainably. There are a handful of general trip ideas with lots of little tips and tricks to keep things as sustainable as possible. There's an emphasis on avoiding over-touristed destinations and ensuring that travel is reciprocal, meaning that travelers should give as much to the community they visit as they gain from their vacation. In each section, there's a short interview with a "conscious travel hero," but the selection of interviewees could have been much more diverse. I also took issue with the book's discussion around palm oil - it is not the devil incarnate; in fact, many African nations grow it sustainably, and it is an integral ingredient in certain cultural foods. Cultural context is extremely important, and that was one area where it was lacking. Recommended by Mary

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ISBN: 9781786278920
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - April 6th, 2021

This sustainable travel handbook inspires readers to explore our fascinating planet without causing it further harm.