10 Websites For The Responsible Traveller

For all the responsible travellers out there, here are some websites you might find useful for making an impact that counts.       Pack For A Purpose   An initiative that allows travellers to make an impact while travelling by using a small amount of space in their luggage to pack supplies needed by…

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A Myanmar Three Week Itinerary

All I can say is ‘WOW’.   I’ve just spent three weeks in this fascinating, unspoiled region of the world, backpacking across the country of Myanmar, taking in every single captivating scene.   I’ve travelled through much of southeast Asia but there was something different about Myanmar, something more enchanting, something mysterious. Perhaps it was…

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Visiting the Pa’O tribe of the Shan State Myanmar

Driving through luscious, green pastures and picturesque landscapes the agricultural paradise of the Shan State mesmerised us as we gazed out the window on our way to visit Kakku, home to one of the nine ethnic groups of the Shan State – the Pa’O people.     We left Nyaung Shwe early morning for the…

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Our homestay experience on Philippines Balicasag Island – Supporting the local people

Tourists know Balicasag Island for it’s gorgeous coral reefs brimming with the life of hundreds of colorful fish species. Fishing boats flock here from neighbouring island Panglao during the hours of 8 – 10am so visitors can float the crystal clear waters, watching the underwater scenes of vibrant coral, bright blue starfish, the occasional giant…

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Manila’s Slums – The People Left Behind

A thousand years spread through this city, a vast spectrum of incomprehensible inequality and indifference.     One end beholds the rapid construction of high-rise buildings where individuals spend their days operating for the monetary gain of the Philippine’s most affluent. Tailored suits and classy attire march through the streets like an army of structure…

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6 Responsible Travel Blogs to Follow This Year

Travel bloggers play an important role in feeding our wanderlust. They educate us about the good’s, the bad’s and the ugly’s of the places we want to visit. They give us ideas and insights into the places we want to go and feed us with useful information that fits nicely into a five-hundred word article…

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Stay at a Fairstay in Vang Vieng and Help to Support Local Community Projects

Tucked away in a quiet street behind the small-yet-lively town centre of Vang Vieng lays the house of FruitFriends, an organisation in Laos that specialises in educational and agricultural projects that help the local community. FruitFriends welcome visitors from all over to participate in their fairstay and get a taste of local life while supporting…

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