Having travelled the world several times over as a professional travel journalist, I have a deep understanding of the impact that travel can have on natural areas and communities, for better and for worse.

Frustrated by a lack of responsible and sustainable tourism awareness among fellow travellers and the travel industry itself, and concerned by the volume of misinformation about sustainable travel floating around the internet, I launched ecotravelist as a platform that conscious travellers can trust to help plan your trips in a way that maximises your travel experience while minimising your negative impact on the incredible destinations you choose to visit.

Responsible and sustainable travel has been my key focus for most of the past decade of my travel writing career, and I make every effort to deliver well-researched travel advice that aligns with the principles of responsible tourism and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. I acknowledge that I don’t always get it right, and thus welcome constructive feedback.

Currently based in Australia (when I’m not travelling), I manage ecotravelist alongside working as a freelance travel writer and editor for more than a dozen travel titles in Australia, the UK, and the US. For more info and links to my latest travel articles and books, head over to sarahreid.com.au.

My travels are sometimes supported in some way by tourist boards or other travel operators; when this is the case, it is disclosed in the content produced as a result of the trip. All opinions expressed are my own.