Responsible Tourism in Cambodia with Soksabike Tours

Award winning responsible travel company Soksabike has become one of Battambang’s most renowned sustainable tourism experiences. Since opening in 2010 the social enterprise has been committed to community development through tourism, offering guests the chance to cycle through Battambang’s agrarian countryside, visiting local families and businesses and gaining insight into the true Cambodian lifestyle. For…

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From Mountaintops To Marketplaces

I want to start this post with an excerpt that was shared with me by a dear friend and relative who has so often been there for me through both the highest points and the lowest points of my life so far (Thank you Auntie Leanne). This excerpt was one of the many inspirations behind…

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A Street Photography Journal in Siem Reap Cambodia

Through the lens and into the backstreets of Siem Reap, street photographer Serey Siv offers guests a glimpse of Cambodian local life on his morning photography tour with experiential travel hub, Backstreet Academy. The Khmer-Canadian photographer, musician and urban skater set up the tours as a way to promote his Khmer roots through the lens…

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How to Travel Eco-Friendly on a Budget

You want to travel, and you want to do it in a way that’s easy on the environment. You’re also working with a low budget. It may seem impossible to marry all three of those factors in order to get yourself on vacation, but fear not: You can take several steps to ensure your vacation…

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Finding Passion, Purpose & Happiness at 31

As I approach 31, and as I sit here in my dorm room in Nepal reading the introduction to Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist I feel like I’m reading my own memoir. All this talk about the universe and signs and manifestations -words that I would once deem unexplainable now resonate with me so much, more…

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