The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the biggest treasures of Tennessee. Home to more than 187,000 acres of forest and more than 800 miles of hiking trails. This park that stretches across two states and encompasses more than 520,000 acres is a true gem. A hikers and wildlife lovers paradise, it is the most visited National Park in America with more than 11 million yearly visitors. If you love wildlife, forests and history the Smoky Mountains are for you, and there is no better time to visit than the summer months.
As travel becomes more accessible to the masses and our population grows the likelihood of becoming a victim to pickpocketing and crime while traveling increases. Popular tourist destinations are becoming more popular and with that there is a rise in petty crimes. Here are some of my top tips for avoiding theft while you are traveling the world.
For those that dream of travelling, making memories that will last a lifetime looks as simple as buying a one-way ticket to anyway and sharing your photographs on Instagram. But as anyone that’s ever given into their wanderlust will tell you: there’s a lot more to guaranteeing you have the trip of a lifetime.
Here are some of the best ways to get more out of your travels:
As someone who has traveled all over the world and spent many hours and days of my life in airports, I know a thing or two about travel. I have learned through my own experiences some can't beat travel hacks for saving time and money while booking flights and navigating your way through airports.
My first tip starts before you even book a flight.
I have visited some of the cleanest cities in the world as well as some of the most polluted. I have seen some of the worlds worst air pollution in Beijing, rivers in Malaysia that are so over run with litter that a boat hardly moves through. But I have also visited places like Costa Rica working hard to protect species and natural habitat and cities like Vancouver where green roofs, renewable energy and full scale recycling & composting are standard. Tourism can reek havoc on our world but when we take the extra effort to educate ourselves on our surroundings and travel with companies that make our planet a priority, travel can have more benefits than any other industry. Here are some of my tips on how you can be a better responsible tourist.