The creed of the peaceful traveler
Grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the world and because peace begins with the individual, I affirm my personal responsibility and commitment to:
Journey with an open mind and gentle heart
Accept with grace and gratitude the diversity I encounter
Revere and protect the natural environment which sustains all life
Appreciate all cultures I discover
Respect and thank my hosts for their welcome
Offer my hand in friendship to everyone I meet
Support travel services that share these views and act upon them and,
By my spirit, words and actions, encourage others to travel the world in peace. ————————————————————
Copyright © International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
“How can I be a great world citizen?”
Refrain from lecturing.
Be quiet and dial it down.
Dress for respect.
Leave the slang at home.
Listen as much as you talk.
Respect other people’s religion
Learn the basics of the language of the country you are visiting.
from Pathfinders Travel Magazine 7/2008