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by Bianca Caruana

Immersion is quite the tightrope. As volunteers abroad (sometimes literally) drape themselves in new cultures, they may not grasp the implications of their choices. Cultural appropriation, broadly defined as …

These four cooking classes in Kathmandu teach you to cook and give you the chance to give back to community. Nepali food is diverse. It’s tasty, light and made …

You can read guidebooks and blogs, watch YouTube videos or travel documentaries, but often the most comprehensive insight into a destination can come from the locals themselves. I want …

More and more people are now recognizing and arguing that tourism needs to be sustainable, yet travelling sustainably has proven a difficult ideal to achieve at the macro level. At …

Water is the source of life yet somehow, in 2020, over 700 million people in the world lack access to clean water. It may be hard to comprehend this, …

This post is an informative and well-researched guest post by Natalie Blake. Natalie is an environmentalist and a follower of the zero-waste lifestyle. She is a contributor at The Altruistic …

With little research about the plight of the endangered Asian elephant in Thailand, conservation organisation Biosphere Expeditions brings travellers on a journey to bridge that research gap. Working alongside …

What to do when you only have 24 hours to explore the amazing city of Luang Prabang

Ukraine is often underrepresented when it comes to responsible tourism opportunities. So when I had the chance to interview Anna Liebel, founder of TraToS – Travel to Share Ukraine, you …

One the 1-year anniversary of becoming a digital nomad it only seems fitting to announce I’ll be joining the Nomads Giving Back! team, as an ambassador! Nomads Giving Back! …

Let’s talk periods. How many of you women can relate when I say that having your moon cycle while travelling can be bloody annoying, pardon the pun! I remember …

During my trip to Turkey this year it became apparent to me that the concept of refilling a water bottle is foreign in some nations. Staff at cafes and …

Choose a Challenge is a travel platform that facilitates meaningful travel challenges for college students while fundraising for charity. The company has taken over 12,000 students abroad on life-changing …

A few years ago, a hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was audited to see how much food waste it produced. Eighty percent of the hotel’s trash could have been …

Guest blogger Emily teaches us four ways we can travel eco-friendly on a budget, for an unforgettable, non-regrettable vacation.

Getting There + Visa On Arrival Queen Alia International Airport in Amman will most likely be your point of entry if you’re coming via air. Most nationalities will require …

Updated May 2023 Climate change is a hot topic as of late (pardon the pun). It seems the more aware we are of our carbon footprints, the more dreadful …

As we learn more about the effects of climate change and our impact on the environment, it’s important that we take little steps in our travels to reduce our …

Unfortunately, our environment is changing — and not for the better. Heat waves, melting ice, and CO2 levels are increasing all over the world. It’s now imperative that every inhabitant …

Booming with life, Istanbul is the social butterfly of Europe where East meets West. Arguably the world’s best cosmopolitan city, Istanbul is certainly not short of places to wine …

One Sunday morning in early May a group of foreigners gathered outside the Ananda Wellness Centre in Thamel, the lively heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. We had journeyed here from …

On June 8th the world will recognise the 17th annual World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives and how each of us …

The Chandara Concept Salon, located in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh, is a unique hairdressing salon offering more than just a professional hairstyle. The salon is a training centre …

We may be too quick to paint a picture of what we perceive the off-season to be rather than acknowledge what travel benefits the off-season can provide us.

I arrived at Kathmandu’s Lagankhel bus station at 10 AM on a Saturday morning. The station was a lively yet dusty square, seemingly disordered from an outsider’s perspective. But …

On April 22nd we will come around to another Earth Day; a day to honour the worldwide environmental movements that are helping to, literally, save our planet. This year’s …

Travel through Kampot the ethical way and visit these list of attractions that give back to the community and the environment.

On the 25th of April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000. This earthquake was one of the darkest days in Nepal’s …

It was only one straw, said 8 billion people. Plastic straws account for about 2,000 tons of the nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste that enters our waterways each …

Travel bloggers share the stories about why responsible travel is important to them and why it should be important to all of us.

Have you ever arrived in a city and wanted to participate in experiences that you know are benefitting the local community in a positive way? It happens to me …

The beautiful practice of Yoga has spread far and wide throughout the world, from the hills of the Himalayas right into the turbulent heart of downtown New York City. …