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How To Take A Great Vacation Without Exploiting Locals

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Want to take an exotic vacation but feel guilty about what your trip may be doing to locals outside of your resort's gilded gates?

Slate's tackled the subject in a recent Q&A.

Their three tenets of responsible tourism?

  • Spend money within the local economy.
  • Negotiate fair prices for goods and services.
  • Don't give handouts, especially to children.

To see their full response to how to enjoy a guilt-free vacation, visit

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