If you’d rather book a preplanned adventure, there are tons of tour operators pioneering environmentally and socially responsible travel. Intrepid Travel is one that believes “with great travel comes great responsibility.” One of the first carbon-neutral tour operators, at this point it offsets the carbon emission of thousands of trips (more on how it does that here). The company also helps travelers to give back to the people and places they visit through their nonprofit, The Intrepid Foundation. Another operator I love is Canadian-based G Adventures, which offers tours for wellness, wildlife, adventure, and even train travel. G Adventures works with small, locally owned companies, supports community-based rural tourism projects, and created a scoring system, known as a ripple score, to determine how much money spent on each trip will stay in the local economy.