an enviro’s guide to sustainable travel

Footprints and Photos - Meet KayleeWelcome to Footprints and Photos! I’m Kaylee and I’m a qualified environmental advisor and global travel addict committed to environmentally and socially responsible travel. I’ve created Footprints and Photos to help my fellow responsible travellers make the right choice when on the move. Want to know more about me? Head over to my About Me page.

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WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL?

Sustainable travel is about making choices on the road that minimize the negative social, environmental and economic impacts of your visit. Below is a simple guide to sustainable travel.

  • Avoiding the exploitation of animals

  • Buying locally produced food

  • Minimising waste (reduce, reuse, recycle)

  • Being mindful of limited resources, including water and energy

  • Choosing public transport where available

  • Staying in locally owned accommodation

  • Carbon offsetting those unavoidable long-haul flights

Footprints and Photos - the enviro footprint scale

To help with making the green choice, I have created the Footprint Scale. Look for these footprint icons at the end of my articles to help you make your choices or head here for more info. If you’re ready to go, scroll down to find all my posts, or use the search function if you’re looking for something specific.

Eco Activities

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Table Mountain National Park – a hiker’s dream location

Cape Town is best known, not for it’s skyline, but for it’s mountain line. The iconic row of Lion’s Head, ...
Activities

Festival Inspired Travel – in honour of Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow marks Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rooster! With celebrations ...
Activities

5 reasons why the Maasai Mara National Reserve is worth ...

I love weekend getaways and micro-holidays, they are a great way to break up the ordinary. When living in Nairobi ...

Eco Transport

Transport

How to carbon offset your next holiday

Actively choosing to reduce our carbon use and emissions is a great way to ensure our holidays are ‘green‘. Choosing ...
Transport

Train travel in Kenya – taking the scenic route

The scenic route The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was “to take the scenic route”. I don’t ...
Transport

The eco-friendly benefits of group travel – join an overland ...

Yes, you are in ‘independent traveler’. Yes, you have traveled alone plenty of times before. No, you are not ‘afraid’ ...

Eco Eating

Footprints and Photos - Distant Relatives Kilifi

Eco Destinations

ActivitiesDestinations

Table Mountain National Park – a hiker’s dream location

Cape Town is best known, not for it’s skyline, but for it’s mountain line. The iconic row of Lion’s Head, ...
Destinations

4 Eco-Retreats for your Valentine’s Day

So Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. This year, the romance is scheduled for a Tuesday – so why not ...
Destinations

My Top 5 Eco Destinations for 2017

Looking for inspiration to decide on your holiday destinations for 2017? We all often turn to those “what’s hot” lists, ...

LIFE IN KENYA

Footprints and Photos - childhood in the slums

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