Guilt Trip

I just finished reading Elizabeth Becker's Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, and I kind of wish I hadn't — not because it isn't good, but because it opened my eyes to some of the significant negative impacts of international travel. I don't like having to feel bad about traveling, dammit! But it's hard to ignore the author's persuasive arguments about the immense environmental, economic, and historical damage we're doing through our unquenchable thirst for global travel experiences. You probably won't be too surprised to hear that cruises are among the most environmentally damaging kinds of international travel [...]