Travel for Good

Guided by the ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, this global airline is shaping a more sustainable future for aviation.
In our fourth episode of “Unpacked by AFAR,” we define and demystify what “regenerative travel” is and explore how travelers can integrate sustainability into their journeys beyond carbon offsets.
The new 3,000-acre idyll will be socially and environmentally conscious, a town and a travel destination in one.
In our third episode of “Unpacked by AFAR,” tips on how to be a better observer, and how embracing our “outsider” status can help us travel better—and empathize more.
The newly launched platform connects points and miles holders with nonprofits coordinating travel for critical abortion care to help offset costs.
In our second episode of “Unpacked by AFAR,” wildlife journalist Byron Pace shares tips on how to have magical animal encounters that protect the creatures (and places) we visit.
Travel is transformative, but we also have a duty to leave places we visit better than we find them—and with a better understanding of the destination and the people who call it home.
In the first episode of “Unpacked by AFAR,” a traveler explores how we can be better to the places we visit (and why we should save the concept of revenge for the movies).
The renowned oceanographer wants humanity to look below the surface.
Visitors to the Pacific island nation will be offered unique, exclusive experiences based on how they behave.
Phones are meant to help us connect, but they can also get in the way. One writer on traveling and allowing her phone to pick up the slack—as long as it’s to a point.
A number of new initiatives in the Maldives aim to protect the islands’ biodiverse ecosystem for generations to come.
A growing number of Puerto Rican chefs and restaurateurs are turning to homegrown ingredients—and making dining on the island more sustainable.
Chile’s new park was created with the goal of rewilding what was an important corridor for wildlife and people for millennia.
Rewilding—the reintroduction of native flora and fauna—is critical in the fight against climate change. Here, six important projects from Argentina to the Maldives.
A remote valley in the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino is home to villages embracing a pastoral lifestyle in harmony with nature—electricity not included.
In southwest Colorado, a number of parks and organizations are working together to create what may become the world’s largest dark sky reserve.
One of AFAR’s new Unpacked columnists discusses her desire to connect with nature through travel and to protect it.
Today, there are 546 federally recognized tribes. Here’s how to engage respectfully and thoughtfully with Indigenous cultures domestically.
Rancho Pescadero will be 30 acres of beachside serenity with a tiny footprint.
As our horizons broaden postpandemic, many of us are looking for low-impact ways to travel. Switzerland is uniquely set up for a sustainable trip.
Electric aviation is no flight of fancy: Leading airlines like United and EasyJet are onboard as early adopters, with the first U.S. commercial routes slated for 2026.