Being a globally conscious child means travelling with conscious.
When you travel :
- Go to the local eateries
- Learn the language
- Talk to the locals
- Find places off the beaten track
- Stay with locals rather than a hotel or resort.
- Spend money on local food, drinks and items at the markets or local shops rather than the big hotels.
- Make friends, take photos and tell others all about it – because even though travelling is fun, we need to travel more consciously so we can continue to travel to different places and be amazed!
My most memorable holidays are of places where I could speak to the local people, when I found places not on the tourist trail and when I learnt more about the place I visited than I ever would have just jumping on a tourist bus.
We need to show our children how to be globally conscious travellers – how about saying no to that resort or hotel holiday and trying something a little different next time? Even if it is only for a couple of nights as you will see that place in a whole new light!
And – come over and join my facebook group where we discuss how we can help our students and children understand and take action on these big issues!