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Responsible Tourism: The Future of Travel

Travelers today are eager to experience vacations that not only awaken their spirit of adventure, but also fulfill their mission to leave only footprints, empower indigenous communities, create sustainable means of income and ultimately create a positive impact. Countless businesses, social entrepreneurs and activators are working to bring this vision to life. From ethically made products to responsible trekking to environmentally friendly lodging, there are many avenues which conscious tourists can take.
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Lunching for Good: A Catalyst for Social Impact

Never underestimate the power you have to create change. Sometimes even small and seemingly insignificant actions can lead to powerful changes.   Yes, a single lunch can become a catalyst for something much bigger.   How do I know? Today marks the anniversary of when I invited a few fellow ladies to lunch in Chiang […]

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Green & Eco-Friendly Tips for Travelers

Traversing the world brings about a challenge when looking to keep your environmental impact to a minimum. Luckily travelers across the continents are committed to keeping that carbon foot down while still seeing the sights, connecting with different cultures and broadening their horizons. I’ve connected with half a dozen travelers who, like yourself, want to […]

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Exploring the Mosques of Malaysia

If exploring mosques tops your agenda, then Malaysia will need to make it onto your travel itinerary. This country celebrates an incredible display of mosques. In fact, in many cities, you can visit multiple mosques.   For those visiting a mosque for the first time Here are a few things to know before you go. Iron […]

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Backpacking New Zealand’s Heaphy Track

Entering such a phenomenal country known for the stunning landscapes highlighted throughout an array of movies, include The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, you will need to venture out into the backcountry to fully appreciate everything this place has to offer. New Zealand’s stunning Great Walks create a perfect dive into the […]

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Visiting a Mosque for the First Time

I didn’t know what to expect visiting a mosque. Despite hitting countless temples throughout Asia, suffering from temple fatigue at times, the thought of visiting a mosque intimidated me slightly. I didn’t know what to expect or rules for tourists.   What do I wear? Am I even allowed to visit? What if I don’t […]

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Cultural Significance of Removing Your Shoes in Asia

I made a major cultural mistake early on in my Asia adventure. It was in Thailand and I started blazing across the foyer to the reception desk in our small off the beaten path lodging. It had been a long day and I was more than ready to claim my room and curl up for […]

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Exploring Seoraksan National Park in South Korea

Tucked in the northeastern side of the country, Seoraksan National Park creates a fairy tale like experience. For hikers, you can climb these steep pinnacles to gaze upon a stunning array of peaks scraping through the clouds. We also encountered dedicated rock climbing groups.   Save Save SaveI’d be lying if I didn’t tell you […]

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Baby Mustard Cooking Class in Hoi An, Vietnam

Tucked behind a sea of meandering rice fields you’ll encounter the small charming Baby Mustard Restaurant and Cooking School created and run by charming Nguyet. While off the beaten path, discovered by many via bike adventures, this intimate venue creates a delightful cultural debut into Vietnamese cuisine specific to the middle region of the country. […]

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Visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sitting on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves weave through a limestone hill creating an intriguing Hindu temple experience. First you will be greeted by a wide-open space leading toward the main temple area. Don’t walk too fast otherwise you’ll miss the statues and décor leading up the finale.   How to Get […]

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