- In your visit to these places, use only materials that are not harmful to the environment in whatever activities you do.
- Dispose of garbage appropriately. If there are garbage bins in the area, then chuck them there. But if there is none, bring it back where you can dispose of it. Better still, when you can, take some garbage out.
- Participate in education programs on sustaining the environment.
- Take part in poverty alleviation programs. Poverty impacts on the environment often adversely.
The Himalayas in the Springtime when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, Japan with its cherry blossoms, the crystal clear lakes of Muskoka, the waters and reefs of the Maldives teeming with multicoloured underwater species, the geysers of New Zealand, the tulip fields of Holland, the desserts in bloom in Oman, the wadis of Jordan, the water falls of Victoria and a thousand more places that not only engage the eyes but the soul as well.
Indeed, there are still so many places in the world now where nature manifests itself as it has always done: Just Be. But as adventure travel keeps bringing multitudes closer to many of these places as they add more and more comforts and amenities, somehow, nature is obliterated in its own display.
Yes, nature’s beauty now has to compete with the tallest hotels and luxury resorts, golf clubs and shopping malls, go-carts and balloons, and a proliferation of plastic bags and plastic everything all over the place, be it at the top of the mountains or the middle of the desert or the depth of the ocean. One can no longer enjoy nature’s pristine manifestation. Such escalation needs to be curtailed and puny though one man’s effort may be, this is still worth a try.
Some things you might try:
Over and beyond these, sharing the beauty of your own spirit will forever mark not only the people you meet in your trip but also your own self. Often, the memories you treasure the most in many of your travels are the wonderful people you met along the way who made you feel special.