For most North Americans, including us here at the snowy Swim Guide headquarters in Toronto, a mid-winter seaside vacation is irresistible.
Taking a trip to somewhere warm and salty is very popular, especially with people from temperate countries (Travel Weekly reported that in 2013 alone, the Caribbean welcomed more than 25 million visitors). It should come as no surprise that tourism makes up a huge percentage of the economies in tropical areas.
But how do we help ensure that our travels do not result in significant and irreversible damage to the swimmable, drinkable, fishable water at our vacation spot? Local populations need clean water to drink, to swim, and to fish. As guests it is important we understand local water concerns and minimize our negative impact on the marine environment.
Leading up to March Break we will be publishing a Swim, Drink, Fish series. Each piece will provide you with helpful hints to ensure your winter getaway respects and protects swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.