Eat Locally & Be A Responsible Tourist
Lastly, let’s talk about how to interact with your surroundings when you’re on a holiday! When you’re out and about, check out some local food guides to see which restaurants use locally-sourced, in-season food for their menu. Eating locally sourced food is great for the economy and even better for your tastebuds — plus, you can feel like a true local!
Also, keep in mind that you want to help, not hinder, your destination’s environment and its people. Rainforests, beaches, parks, and other natural public areas aren’t your playground — stay on the designated trails and footpaths, refrain from interacting with wildlife, and never litter. We also recommend avoiding popular petting zoos and any situation where animals are used for entertainment. Plus, try to adhere to local recycling rules, limit your single-use plastics, and conserve water and energy.