Being a conscious traveler means that you go beyond the basics when you're planning a trip, whether it's a weekend jaunt or a year around the world.
That means environmentally conscious transportation, ethical accommodations and consumption and culturally enriching entertainment.
It helps to start with the shortlist of the top 10 sites to check out when you're looking to plan a trip with purpose. For more in-depth information about conscious travel, check out our blog posts here.
Change your search engine Plant Trees 1. Ecosia.org - Plant trees while you search the web
Find Accommodations Support Local Businesses 2. AirBnB - Ditch the hotel and make yourself at home 3. Couchsurfing - Stay with locals 4. Hostelworld - Safe, secure and full of fellow travelers
Meet the Locals Skip the Bar Crawl 5. Meetup - Get cozy with a group of like-minded new pals 6. Showaround - As simple as it sounds – find a local to show you around
Get Anywhere Alternatives from A to B 7. Rome2Rio - Directions to anywhere, from anywhere 8. Uber - Direct taxi service
Save a Buck Help people too 9. Workaway - Volunteering and cultural exchange
Learn the Language Connect with the locals 10. Duolingo - Who needs Rosetta Stone? Go with the free service that helps translate the world's content