Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Burma, China, and Cuba: just a few of the countries out there with poor human rights records and a history of authoritarian governments.
Some travelers and organizations have advocated a travel ban to such countries, arguing that tourism helps to support the offending regimes.
Does it make us bad global citizens that my husband and I consciously chose to visit these countries and have a few more “rogue” states on our travel wish list?
We think the opposite. Here’s why.