Sustainable travel is a way of traveling where you can maintain tourism long-term while creating no harm to the natural resources. It minimizes tourism’s negative impacts and benefits the area where you travel.
Here are 30 sustainable travel blogs to give you all the inspiration and guidelines to travel responsibly and leave a positive impact while doing so.
1. The Wise Travelers
The Wise Travelers is an eco-friendly travel blog by a Portuguese couple Tiago and Sandrina with a focus on environmental problems related to tourism that affect the local communities and animals. The blog has elaborate itineraries to travel responsibly and a growing collection of amazing photos of beautiful landscapes.
2. Soul Travel
Soul Travel is an inspiring sustainable travel blog by a UK-based travel writer and corporate tourism professional Ellie. The blog posts and guides on Soul Travel highlight eco-lodges, wellness retreats, community projects that promote gender equality, and other responsible travel experiences.
3. Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International has been working since 2002 to provide guidance to destinations and businesses to make tourism sustainable. The blog contains several helpful posts on places, people, and partners that embody sustainable travel and social justice.
4. Ecotourism World
This is an information platform about ecotourism so more travelers can know about sustainable travel and choose sustainability while traveling. It was launched in 2019 by Kaori Inagaki, a tourism professional and avid traveler with a special interest in sustainability. The blog contains eco travel advice, eco-lodges and hotel information, and sustainable travel experiences ranging from solo to family tours and affordable as well as luxury options in all regions of the world.
5. Fair Tourism
Fair Tourism is a Netherlands-based sustainable travel organization that has been developing curricula on sustainable tourism for universities and setting up vocational training centers since 1989. The organization was previously known as REISBEWIJS. You can find travel advice, stories, tips and tricks, videos, and podcasts on sustainable travel on the website.
6. Miss Filatelista
This is a sustainable travel blog by freelance journalist and sustainability activist Lola Méndez. Filatelista means stamp collector in Spanish as she has been collecting passport stamps throughout her travels. On this blog, you can find ways to travel responsibly in the places she has been to as well as about vegan food and yoga retreats.
7. Community Back Pocket
Community back pocket is a travel blog against tourism leakage by Bex, a sustainable travel enthusiast. Tourism leakage means when the revenue generated from tourism is absorbed by other countries instead of the community where you are traveling. On this blog, you will find worldwide destinations, travel tips, and community characters to help you spend local and travel sustainably.
8. The Altruistic Traveler
Started by Bianca, a freelance journalist, podcast host and blogger, The Altruistic Traveler promotes compassion and ethics in tourism. You can find content about sustainable tourism,spending local, supporting community development and responsible volunteering.
9. Spin the Windrose
Spin the Windrose is owned and managed by Abbi, a UK based sustainable traveler. You can find content about sustainable living, veganism, thrifting, hiking, and destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
10. Charlie on Travel
This is a travel blog by Charlie and Luke, a UK couple of sustainable digital nomads and bloggers. You will find green travel resources and guides, ways to offset carbon emissions, destinations, and travel resources such as packing lists, discount codes and house sitting arrangements.
11. A World to Travel
This is a sustainable travel blog by Spanish digital nomads Inma and Jose. You can find sustainable travel itineraries and guides, remote work resources, tips on conscious living and sperb travel photography.
12. Yūgen Earthside
Yūgen Earthside is a sustainable travel one-stop-shop. You can find sustainable tour operators, travel insurance and plan your trip in a responsible and transparent manner using their services. On the blog you can find sustainable destinations, travel experiences, and tips and trends.
13. Eco BNB
Ecobnb is a network of eco-friendly accommodations worldwide where you can book a sustainable place to stay or list your sustainable accommodation to rent and earn. On the blog you’ll find several destination guides, tips, tricks, trends and discoveries in sustainable living and travel. The servers of this website are powered by Hetzner Online, an on-site renewable energy.
14. Sustainable Travel & Living
This is an online shop for sustainable products for lifestyle and travel made by Lauren, an avid traveler who took up sustainability and minimalism after being a stuff-a-holic earlier. On its Travel Better blog, you can find several practical posts about sustainable living and travel.
15. Green Travel Blog
This is the blog site by Green Pearls® where green hotels, restaurants and destinations are listed. On the Green Travel blog there are green tips, green recipes, ethical fashion and architecture stories.
16. The Cayuga Way
This is a travel blog by the Cayuga Collection which is a group of sustainable lodges and hotels in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The blog contains stories about sustainable tourism, hospitality and community in that region..
17. Green Suitcase Travel
Green Suitcase Travel is a travel planning site by a collection of innovators and influencers from different industries. On the blog there are several stories and information about eco-friendly accommodations both luxury and affordable ones as well as destinations, sustainable travel tips and trends.
18. I Like Local
This is a marketplace for responsible travel in Asia and Africa where the local hosts get 100% of the money they ask for. On the blog, there are travel guides and stories for Asia and Africa.
19. Speck on the Globe
This is a blog by an American sustainable travel enthusiast and digital nomad Abbie. On this blog you can find ethical and sustainable tourism stories from her own experiences.
20. Every Steph
This is a travel blog by an Italian digital nomad Stefania. Her blog contains travel stories from destinations around the world, hotel reviews and recommendations, fashion advice, travel food guide, and blogging tips.
21. Two Dusty Travelers
This is a travel blog by Emily and Aaron, two ethical adventurers. Emily is a registered nurse which is why the blog has a lot of information on medical aspects of tourism, especially medical volunteering abroad. The blog shares ethical travel choices and stories, destinations, and tips on volunteering abroad.
22. Green means Go Travel
This is a green travel blog by a journalist and content creator, Vanessa. The blog has travel and lifestyle content including personal care, veganism, travel experiences, etc.
23. The Shooting Star
It is a travel blog by a digital nomad Shivya Nath. She is the author of a national level best selling book by the same name. The blog has her travel stories, destination guides, sustainable tourism project, travel tips and climate action.
24. Mindful Wanderlust
This is a travel blog by a couple Giselle and Cody. The blog has a lot of content on travel experiences, animal rights, human rights, vegan food and most of all arts.
25. Small footprints big adventures
This is a blog by a family of four from Australia, Emma, Anthony, Dante and Allegra. The blog is rich in information about sustainable living and travel. You can find product reviews, destination guides, sustainability and minimalism tips and tricks.
26. Green Pick
This is a travel blog by Fanny and Denis, an avid traveling couple. The blog offers green choices for travel including itinerary suggestions, reviews for hotels and restaurants, guidebooks, and discussions on sustainable tourism.
27. Ethical Traveler
Ethical traveler is a nonprofit working to protect the environment and human rights with the help of the economic power of tourism. You can find ethical journeys and destinations as well as news and stories about sustainable travel and the organization’s updates. Ethical Travel also has a podcast featuring interviews with adventurers, artists, writers, music, news, and weekly contests.
28. Green Globe Travel
Green Globe Travel is an ecotourism website by a power couple Bret and Mary. The blog is rich in content about ecotourism, sustainable living, cultural preservation and wildlife conservation. You can also find destinations and reviews on travel and products.
29. Green Traveler Guides
This is an award winning sustainable travel website. You will find destination guides, tips to plan your trip, green accommodation recommendations, carbon offsets and green travel tips.
30. Good Nature Travel
It is the official travel and adventure blog of Natural Habitat Adventures and the World Wildlife Fund. It contains wildlife conservation stories, great natural places, and content on how to travel with least possible impact. The blog features a wildlife photo of the week every Friday.