How to be a better traveller
Are you stuck at home right now, browsing through photos from the last trip and dreaming of all the places you’d go to? If you love to travel as much as I do, it’s a painful experience.
We can either cry, or… Think, what is that coronavirus wanted to teach us, travellers?
Before the crisis, travel and tourism was one of the world’s largest industries. It boosted economic growth, job creation and promoted cross-cultural understanding. On the other hand it contributed to climate change, pollution, and resulted in overcrowding to a degree when neither the local residents nor the travellers enjoyed their destinations. For the first time in a history tourism stopped. While nature is thriving again, many people are left without any income.
I believe that we are being given this precious time to reflect, and to become better people. People, who live a satisfying and exciting life while caring for others, and for nature. This is why I’ve created How to be a better traveler course.
I’m Anula Galewska, and I’m a travel addict. I’ve been to 80 countries and lived in 6. Actually, I loved traveling so much that changed my career path and started working in the tourism industry. I quickly experienced all the shades of tourism, all the great stuff and the ugly.
I wanted to continue traveling, meeting people, exploring cultures, having fun and sometimes doing the stupid things 😉 But at the same time I didn’t want my travels to harm anyone.
This is how I ended up in the world of responsible tourism. I’ve become a sustainability consultant and for the past 10 years I’ve been helping tour companies and hotels from all around the world become more environmentally friendly and socially responsible. I know exactly how companies use marketing tricks to charge you more for receiving less.
During the How to be a better traveler course I will share with you everything I’ve learned as a traveller and as a tourism professional. You will learn on my tips how to travel and have the best time of your life, while doing good at the same time. How not to spend money which is not worth spending.
By the end of the course you will become this super hero traveler, with plenty of envy-worthy memories and experiences, which are equally memorable and meaningful. A traveller, who doesn’t spend money on things, which are not worth it.
This course is extremely practical and answers all questions you might have about responsible travel. It’s divided into four parts. First, you will learn the basics of responsible tourism, and then we will talk about what exactly to do before, during and after the trip to enhance your experience and to create more positive impact.
You will learn how and where to book sustainable hotels and experiences, and also what to do, how to pack, eat, shop and move around to make your holiday cost-savvy and more memorable, in a way that helps local people, vulnerable communities, preserves cultural heritage, nature and wildlife. You will also know what activities to avoid and how not to get fooled by green marketing.
Finally you will also get a couple of ideas, how to be a responsible traveler even when, for any reason, you are stuck at home.
If you join the course, not only you will be learning how to become a better traveler in the future but also you will be practicing being a one straight away. Why? 50% of your money will support Invisible Cities. Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. While you’ll be learning new things, they, thanks to you, these guys will be receiving nutritional food and support they need in a crisis like this.
Let’s get ready to travel better when travel is allowed again!
I look forward to seeing you inside the course!