Travelers from around the world are becoming aware of the ecological impact of their adventures, and as a result, most are choosing to discover the world through sustainable tourism.
That said, it’s easier said than done. If you’d like to play your part in advancing sustainable travel and preserve natural environments and tourist attractions, then you’re in luck; because in today’s post, I’d like us to take a look at some sustainable travel apps that will help you reduce your carbon footprint.
To do that, these applications will help you go on eco-friendlier trips, find places where you can eat local foods, find volunteering options wherever you can travel, give you a better understanding of foreign cultures, and establish good interactions with the locals.
1. Sharing is Caring
The “sharing economy” is a new trend and more people are taking part in this community where they share and give access to their goods and services. As a traveler, you can also be part of the community by using the Spinlister App. You can easily rent a bike using this app from a local to use to discover the city sustainably and you can message a local to coordinate a pick-up location for whenever you arrive.
2. Stay Wild
For animal lovers amongst us, we can travel and help conservationists to monitor wildlife across the world. The Instant Wild App, was created by a zoological society in London, and interestingly, they placed live cameras in remote reserves around the world. Therefore, identifying pictures of animals taken makes you play a direct role in helping conservationists protect and understand wildlife. Additionally, you can communicate by sending messages, posing questions, and answering questions with other people while you’re in the comfort of your home.
3. Eat Like a Local
As a traveler, you know how local food can be to die whenever you visit a new country. So, if it’s your first time traveling to a new country and you have no idea where you can find their local foods, you can try out Locavore App and it can be an interesting way to kick off your stay in the foreign country. Besides, eating local supports local businesses.
4. Reduce Printing
You have experienced a lot of paperwork as a traveler and you can agree with me how hectic it can be. So, using this brilliant Tripit App you can reduce all the unnecessary printing since it collects all your travel information into one place thus no need to print out many itineraries. Additionally, it is very simple to use and it works with other apps like ApplnTheAir which helps keep track of your flights and others.
5. Get your Map Ready
CityMaps2Go is an app that provides maps of cities. Moreover, what differentiates this app from the rest is because you can download a map with a frankly astonishing level of detail as compared to the other apps. So, when you get to your foreign location you don’t have to walk around with a large paper map or a guide to local attractions.
6. Know your Carbon emissions
It doesn’t matter if you are driving a car, riding a bike, taking a bus, or flying The Green Travel Choice App, tracks your carbon emissions. Interestingly, it records all trips, the distance covered, and emissions every tip so that if you want to travel you can choose your transportation method wisely.
7. Stay Healthy
The GoodGuide app helps travelers to find safe, healthy, and socially responsible consumer products wherever they are. All you have to do is take a photo of the bar code on the food or other consumer products and it will show you information on the scientific research and ratings and you get to decide if you should use it or not. Traveling eco-consciously has been made very easy since all you have to do is download an app on your phone.