Continuing in the spirit of focusing on travel that gives back this month (check out my Facebook page for more), we’re going to talk about how travel benefits people’s livelihood, Fellow Traveler.
Now, when I say livelihood, I don’t just mean income. Focusing only on income is a very shortsighted approach. We all know that working in jobs we don’t like is not good for our health. I was a bank teller one summer, and let me tell you, dealing with gruff & sometimes rude customers took its toll. But it was okay, because I could always go back to my house & be with my family at the end of the day.
Oh, loyal Fellow Traveler, how glad I am to see you back at my blog, week after week! I bet you love learning almost as much as I do. Almost.
So if you recall, lately my blog posts have been about how travel benefits your health. And boy, does it ever! Not only does your physical health improve, but so does your mental health. If you haven’t read those two posts, I highly recommend you do. There’re some pretty interesting statistics!
We’ll come back to more benefits of travel in the future, but I feel (as important as those discussions are) I’m getting a little off track from my belief that travel—sustainable travel—can really help change the world! And after a fantastic discussion I had at a meeting last week, one aspect of sustainable travel is learning how to think about travel differently. Does travel always mean the fastest trip from Point A to Point B? Is that really the best for the environment, and does that really bring you the most satisfaction from your trip?