J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote a poem whose single line has become the mantra of backpackers, nomads, and adventurers around the world.
Chances are, you’ve heard it more than once in one way or another. It goes:
They may not be lost, but, as I’ve learned the hard way, traveling without thinking about what you’re doing can lead to some undesirable consequences.
With the rising popularity of piso sales, groupons, and adventure groups, more people are being struck with wanderlust, and that’s good.
After all, getting people to explore and appreciate nature makes convincing them to help protect it that much easier, right?
It does, except when what you’re doing promotes the opposite.