Conscious travel is more than 'taking nothing but pictures,' or not traveling at all.
Traveling allows us to witness the beauty of the world and the other people and animals that share it with us. Wherever we travel can teach us, inspire us, and somehow, become a part of us.
What is important is that our travels are not hurting any parts of the environment, the animal kingdom, or the people whose countries we visit.
Our travels should come at our cost, and doing so consciously is our responsibility.