By Lisa Hoehn
The Active Times

Jetting off this year? Good! But remember, where you touch down affects more than your next Facebook album -- in fact, your travels can have a dramatic effect on the local economy. If you want to spend your hard-earned dough in countries that have values mirroring your own, look no further than this year's installment of Berkley-based non-profit Ethical Traveler, which judges developing nations based on social welfare programs, environmental protection efforts and human rights records.

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Slideshow: Most Ethical Travel Destinations

In the slideshow, you'll find this year's top 10 nations to visit -- in alphabetical (not merit-based) order.
The good news: The same sports-psychology tips that help the pros can work for weekend warriors, too. Walker offers a few suggestions below.

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