The Ethical Traveler: 100 Ways To Roam the World (Without Ruining It!)

Smith Street. Sept. 2022. 108p. ISBN 9781925811988. $16.95. REF
Inspired by the United Nations’s 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, travel writer Lepere presents tips to heighten the benefits of leisure travel (cross-cultural understanding; supporting tourism economies) while mitigating harm (carbon output; squandering local resources). Organized roughly by the timeline of a typical trip (planning; packing; leaving a positive legacy), the book’s advises packing light, skipping cheap souvenirs, and sightseeing via public transit. Plenty of businesses are name-checked in the guide ( for sustainable swimwear; for local guides), but not all of it is positive (for instance, the critique of Airbnb). Julia Murray’s playful illustrations hearken to vintage travel posters, with modern flair.
VERDICT Full of bright, quick reminders for travelers and eco-conscious readers sticking close to home.
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