Last week our show was on Travel Trends for 2011 and while we’re looking at the year ahead we should also look at the years beyond. As I return to some of the same destinations and historical sites over the years, I’m seeing a rapidly changing environment. From carbon emissions to stupid and irresponsible tourists we’re destroying the very things we treasure and marvel. There are some ways you can give back to preserve these historical sites, make sure they’re around for generations to come and protect our planet. Offset your carbon footprints by donating to organizations like Go Zero, Find ways to use less paper like forgoing the printed boarding pass and downloading it to your cell phone, and be mindful of your actions and interactions when you travel and remember one of my favorite quotes…leave only footprints and take only memories when you travel.