April 22 is Earth Day, the annual celebration of our collective passion for the environment and a time to show our support for sustaining it healthily. While it’s a great time to raise awareness for it, travel doesn’t always live up to what Earth Day stands for – it’s still tough to make any trip truly sustainable, from being carbon neutral to supporting local communities.
But there are things you can do to make your next trip more sustainable, from choosing to stay domestic and travel by foot, bike or train rather than fly – as the saying goes, make the journey the destination – to visiting lesser-trod places where tourism is helping rather than hindering the environment and promoting rather than eclipsing local communities.
To that end, through the teams at ToursByLocals here are some ideas for fantastic, sustainable outdoor adventures hosted by specialized local teams across the US that go a long way towards helping you meet your Earth Day expectations.
Sunset at The Wall in the Badlands National Park. Not bad.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
South Dakota’s Badlands National Park is a natural wonderland that indelibly carries man’s mark in the shape of Mount Rushmore, a celebration of America’s heritage, and Crazy Horse, a mountain carving dedicated to the culture of Native Americans…