Hawaii is the most visited tourist place as it is known for its beautiful beaches with more beautiful landscapes. it has a vast range of cultures and a diversity of marine life. If you truly want to experience the unique and vibrant way of life, keep your mind and heart open. This way you will explore the place with understanding the local’s perspective. While exploring the island don’t take flowers, sand, rocks, etc. with you, and avoid damaging trees by carving your names on them. Here are the tips to travel sustainably to Hawaii without hurting nature and going pocket friendly.
Here Are The Important Notes You Should Go Through!
1. Choose Inexpensive Travel Modes
The first thing that comes to mind while planning a trip is to reach the destination. The tip is to choose a direct flight and pre-book it for at least 3 to 4 weeks, it will help you get cheap price tickets, and choosing a direct flight will cost less than taking connecting flights. After landing in Hawaii take local buses or rent bikes but avoid taking taxies, they will cost much higher than the other sources.
2. Must Use Reef Safe Sunscreen
The weather in Hawaii is very high and there are always sunny days so it is very essential to carry sunscreen because the direct bright sunlight will damage your skin. Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. that banned the sale of sunscreen that contain harsh chemicals. It will be best for you to carry your sunscreen which is preapproved by the Hawaii government. this could be the simple change toward sustainable tourism in Hawaii. Using sunscreen is for your safety so you do not get affected by UV rays or get tanned.
3. Avoid Using Plastic
Most people use single-use plastic bottles and bags, then throw them on the beaches, and the roads causing pollution. This is advised that you should carry reusable bottles and cloth bags to avoid excess garbage. More than a hundred million tons of single-use plastic is collected from beaches which includes water bottles, plastic straws, and plastic bags. This does not seem a big deal if one person does the thing but it becomes b problem when every visitor does the same. Using steel or glass bottles also helps you to stay away from diseases caused by plastic. If you do not have any choice and you have to use plastic so you must bring your garbage bag and collect your waste in it and throw it in the dustbin later.
4. Support Local And Small Business
This is another step for convenient and sustainable tourism. You should shop from local shops rather than promoting international brands. This will majorly support them and affect them in a good manner, you can do this by just eating from local shops and most important you must stay in local and small hotels this will cost you much cheaper and help locals to grow. If anyone goes on vacation and doesn’t buy anything that is a total waste because buying things from places you visit only once are memory.
5. Never Touch Or Feed Wildlife
Lastly and most importantly you should never dare to touch any of the creatures, make sure you are at least 5 feet away from them, and never feed them you never know about any creature’s behavior they may attack you so it is safe to stay away from them. In case of water animals or we can say marine life touching and feeding them can lead to severe infections and cause death. In the last few years, it is seen that people try to touch animals, and in fear of danger they either attacked or got harmed, in both cases someone is harmed so it is up to you that you want to put yourself in danger or enjoy your vacation.
If you are in Hawaii and save even 20% of your total budget that is not less than an achievement. Following all the above steps will help conserve the environment, motivate locals to grow, help marine and wildlife live long, and much more. Your small steps will help in big changes. This is your time to take a holiday and spend a relaxing time on the mesmerizing beaches with breathtaking views and the most delicious food!