Privileges are unearned advantages given to us by society, based on some aspect of our identity. While privilege isn’t something we should necessarily feel guilty about, it’s something we need to be sensitive towards, particularly while traveling.
Since colonization shaped world history, travelers from Western Europe and the US experience Western privilege over the rest of us. As Westerners travel throughout the world, it’s important to remember the social and historical context of their presence in other countries, and the privilege that comes with it.
Here are a few: