Your visit should aim to enhance the quality of life – whether financially or culturally – of the people that you meet. Your time spent in the country should not cause damage to the environment.
This is one of the central tenets of Worldly Adventurer – and I’m always banging on about going beyond-the-beaten-trail.
This helps to support and maintain the local culture and the fascinating way of life of those people.
As this approach means you’re not lining the pockets of companies and people who have no cultural investment in the country.
Spending money locally is a great way to ensure your cash goes to where it’s needed most.
Finally, an important way of supporting responsible travelling is to promote the places you visited.