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Sustainable travel may not be possible, but we can do better

To me, nothing feels more selfish than planning a vacation as the world grapples with climate change


Lately my daydreams of travel to far-off places are closely followed by our nightmare reality: Global warming is wrecking our planet, and nothing feels more selfish than planning a big vacation while actively watching Europe catch on fire. But rather than fall into a state of nihilism, it’s more productive to find ways that I can really make an impact while still enjoying my time on Earth.