03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How To Take A Great Vacation Without Exploiting Locals

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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