Category Archives Balanced Travel

Unfortunately, climate change shows no signs of slowing down—but neither do travelers. As global tourism increases, the need to reduce our travel emissions and practice greater travel-related sustainability is necessary.  In addition to improving the planet’s health, conscious efforts to stay healthy and environmentally accountable are critical in protecting health from climate change impacts. Here are three ways you can…

Tourism can boost a community’s economy by bringing in more people to spend money at local businesses and attractions. But overtourism happens when a destination buckles under the volume of tourism, tanking quality of life for locals, destroying the natural environment and, in turn, negatively affecting the experiences for future visitors. Tourism has been especially tricky during the pandemic, with…

It’s Pride Month, and that means lifting up stories of the LGBTQ+ community. And what better time to explore new travel books than the beginning of summer? Whether you’re flying somewhere new in the next few months, or not going far, these travel books by queer voices will take you to new places.  The Black Penguin by Andrew Evans: Growing…

feel good travel

It’s no secret why we travel: It makes us feel good. Sometimes it’s the relaxing-on-a-beach kind of feel-good, other times it's the tucking-into-a-delicious-meal kind of feel-good or the awed-appreciation-of-art-and-architecture kind of feel-good. And sometimes it's the good feelings that come from expanding your understanding of yourself and the world as you experience unexpected new things. These adventures nourish our mind…

warm winter yoga getaways

With travel slowly opening back up, many people who weren’t able to get away last winter are starting to plan warm seasonal holidays. And what better way to jumpstart your travels than making your hot vacation one that’s nourishing for mind, body and soul? Just like your favorite hot yoga studio at home, these gorgeous places provide the perfect spot…

hot springs

With the weather turning colder, picture yourself on vacation soaking in the rich mineral waters of a hot spring surrounded by tropical volcanic forests or the Northern Lights overhead. Sound relaxing? While there are plenty of options for hot springs around the world, the following are some of the best highlights.  The best hot springs around the world include:  La…

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