Responsible Travel

A growing number of travelers are choosing the digital nomad lifestyle and want to integrate into the local community and want their journeys to be less invasive and more beneficial to the local community. They want to better understand the culture of the people they meet in the places they visit. Visitors should be mindful that we are entering a place that is someone else’s home

To ensure that you travel responsibly if you have to fly use budget airlines or charters, they carry more people so that the emissions per passenger are lower, alternatively use trains or other public transport to reduce the negative impact of tourism on a destination and the people. It’s clear that sustainable travel will have a positive impact on destinations, but in some countries, you may have to use alternative travel arrangements, when I was in Madagascar I had to hire a driver to enable me to get around the island

Before you travel do some pre-travel research to find the best way to get to your destination, and find local accommodation rather than big hotels, this better for you as you have your own space and less impact on the local economy, also shop at locally-run businesses. Being a responsible traveler making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit, tourists must take responsibility and take action to make sure that tourism is more sustainable.

Local Transport

Orange Express Train

When you in your travel destination use local transport, a good example of this is The Orange Express connects the two main towns of Sóller and Palma is the wonderful Ferrocarril or Tren de Sóller, known colloquially as the Orange Express, it was built in 1911 on money from the booming orange and lemon trade of the 1920s in Spain. Today it is a very popular tourist attraction

Before the railway was built it was easier to send orange and lemon to South America than Palma. Today it is the only railway across from Sóller and Palma. In 1913 the Soller tram was built linking the Orange Express to Port De Soller.

Dine and shop Locally

If you are traveling to Spain or Portugal you will find a wide variety of cafes and Pizzarelli on the seafronts and they are cheap. in my favorite island Majorca, the Port De Alcúdia’s cafes and Pizzarelli can be found opposite the beach on pine walk, diners are spoiled for choice. There’s a range of great places to eat for every taste and budget. Being in the Port De Alcúdia means there’s always a plentiful supply of freshly caught fish and seafood.

There a local market held in nearly every town across Spain and Portugal, some are better for local produce, others for their leather and souvenirs, and some are just nice places to wander and enjoy browsing the market stalls. Most markets are only open in the mornings, so it’s best to get there early to bag the best bargains.

Restaurants in Port de Pollenca
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