These books for the greener tourist are not preachy at all. Instead, they are written by expert eco travellers, and packed with useful tips to help the planet and all its beings, while touring the world.
The Responsible Traveller is a book on how to travel the world with a conscience, by putting sustainability at the heart of wherever you go. This ticket to ethical travel is a pocket-sized book that offers the knowledge and tools, to explore the world with a lighter footpring. We owe it to the people, cultures, ecosystems and wildlife that we encounter along the way, to travel with respect – to preserve our beautiful world for generations to come.
This book shows small changes for thoughtful and adventurous travels. Through case studies and storytelling, you’ll learn of the environmental and social effects of tourism, and gain a deeper understanding of cultural sensitivity. And through simple tips and practical lifestyle changes, you’ll discover how to make an almighty difference in reducing your impact. Empowered with information, perhaps your next adventure will be inspired by consideration, understanding and compassion.
Karen Edwards is an editor and writer, who specialises in responsible tourism, sustainable living and emotional wellbeing. She inherited her love for the planet at a young age, while travelling with her parents. She lives in London and Australia, with her marine biologist fiancé.
The Ethical Traveller is a book of 100 ways to roam the world, without ruining it. Travel can be life-changing but there are hidden costs to our trips, that go deeper than our pockets. Whether it’s the impact on the environment or the communities we visit, we all have the power to make a difference.
Conscious decisions along our journeys can positively change the planet we share with all our human and animal friends. This book offers 100 tips (aligned with UN Sustainable Development goals) to help protect the planet, support communities and explore the world, while preserving everything that makes it so very special. Some of the 100 tips include:
- Be a happy snapper (photographer)
- Keep sacred sites sacred
- Access accessible travel
- Give tour operators a grilling
- Walk on the (rewild) side
- Join beach cleans
Imogen Lepere is an award-winning travel writer based in London, who specialises in food, female empowerment and community. She has lived on a commune on a Thai island, couch-surfed around Scandinavia, taken the Trans Mongolian Railway, sailed to Indonesia’s Spice Islands and spentt a summer at a nudist colony in Greece!
The Green Edit (Travel) shows how to lessen our impact on the world, without radical changes to everyday life. Sustainable tourism does not mean spending holidays camping in your back garden. This short expert guide from eco-travel journalist Juliet Kinsman takes you through every step of planning your trip (from booking to boarding) and arms you with all you need to know, for a lower-impact getaway.
Whether it’s explaining how to know which plane to take (yes, some are greener than others) or how to avoid the mini-toiletries trap, this book how to save the planet, while still living life to the full.
Juliet Kinsman is a journalist and travel writer, who has written widely for many publications. She is founder of Bouteco, a curation of boutique hotels, which are making a positive change to their communities, and the wider world.
The Sustainable Travel Handbook is a practical and inspiring Lonely Planet guide, whether you want to reduce carbon emissions, enjoy an eco city break or enjoy a more responsible wildlife-watching experience. Packed with easily-digestible tips by a sustainable travel expert, the book covers electric transport, reducing plastic waste and exploring sacred sites respectfully.
Includes lists on the best places to hike, volunteer, scuba dive and snorkel responsibly, plus tips on sustainable safaris, family trips and the best ways to give back, when you travel.
Sarah Reid is a digital nomad who works as a freelance travel writer and was named Travel Writer of the Year in Australia. Her blog has some super posts on sustainable and wildlife-friendly travel.