sans guilt? See the‘Developing World’s..
Certainly where we travelers go, we leave footprints,
and where we spend our dollars, we affect economies.
However, how much heed we pay varies, depending
upon our priorities and even moods. I’ve
taken trips in which I’ve considered potential
environmental and cultural impacts, but I’ve
also embarked on vacations aplenty where my
only real goal was R&R and maybe a good
meal and margarita.
But I’d like to think that I will be more
cognizant of the effects of my travels in the
future. I want to be more responsibly minded
and would like my tourism dollars to work toward
good. So, where to go? To Argentina, apparently.
A project of the San Francisco-based nonprofit
Earth Island Institute, Ethical Traveler has
just published a list of the “Developing
World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations,”
focused on the developing world. Argentina tops
the list, followed by Bolivia and Bulgaria.
Here are all of the countries (in alphabetical
order) that made the Top 10, chosen for their
commitments to the environment as well as to
human rights and social welfare