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Taking Portraits in Peru

PERU | Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | Views [1268]

Jeff McAllister is a traveller, blogger and cyclist with an interest in human rights and science journalism. When he first started shooting portraits, his hope was to draw the emphasis away from his own story and place it onto someone else’s. ... Read more >

Tags: inca, photography, portrait equality, travel


Volunteering in India: A Festival of Portraits

INDIA | Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Views [2076]

Bianca Anderson loves adventure and travel. She is currently working in the south of India through Engineers without Borders with an NGO that strives to improve the livelihoods of landless families and the marginalised rural poor. Wild medicinal herb ... Read more >

Tags: give back, india, madural, photography, travel, volunteering


Giving Photos & Saving Indigenous Languages in Australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | Views [1774]

Louise is an amazing landscape photographer as well as being an Indigenous advisor for a national construction company currently working on secondment with an Aboriginal organisation in Kununurra, Western Australia. World Nomads sent her Sanchez the ... Read more >

Tags: give back, opportunties, photographers, photography, portraits, travel


Volunteering Overseas Without Breaking the Bank

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | Views [3867]

Photo by EDV Media Director As a traveler, volunteering offers among the most immersive experiences that you can get, a front row seat to the realities of life in a given place. There are few better ways to get to know people than by working alongside ... Read more >

Tags: budget travel, travel, volunteering


How to Prepare to Volunteer in Africa

TANZANIA | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | Views [4617] | Comments [2]

Preparing to volunteer in Tanzania for two and a half months was a daunting task. I read an armful of travel guides but once I was living and working in the field, I began to realize that none of them really quite hit the mark for things I’d need.... Read more >

Tags: africa, gooverseas, responsible travel, travel, volunteer


Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your Bucket List

THAILAND | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | Views [183442] | Comments [105]

There is an air of romance to riding an elephant. Sitting atop its back as the giant animals slowly meander down white sand beaches lapping with azure waters, or along rushing streams in the thick of the jungle. It’s the stuff stories, and bucket ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, thailand, travel, trekking


Ecotourism and Endangered Wildlife in Egypt

EGYPT | Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | Views [5270] | Comments [2]

History and Wildlife Egypt’s heritage has always been about its history – Ancient Egyptians, their pyramids, temples and tombs. But Egypt’s wildlife is just as remarkable, and even more critical. Egypt is finding that a tourist industry that ... Read more >


How to be a Responsible Volunteer in Nepal

NEPAL | Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | Views [7181]

The country of Nepal has arguably some of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural terrain of anywhere on earth.   Shadowed by the mighty Himalayas and nestled amidst a lush green landscape, it’s a dream destination for nature lovers and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, building, himalayas, nepal, orphanages, travel, volunteering, voluntourism


5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Wildlife Conservation Holiday

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | Views [2274]

Travelers explore the Haida Gwaii World Heritage Site Ecotourism, green travel, sustainable tourism, call it what you will.   Whatever its title, reducing the negative impacts of travel is one of the fastest growing parts of the ... Read more >

Tags: conservation, ecotourism, nature, responsible travel, travel, wildlife


6 Tips for Shopping Sustainably Around the World

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | Views [4795] | Comments [2]

One of the easiest ways to travel more responsibly is to shop more responsibly. Whether you’re buying ingredients at a local market to cook a meal, gifts for family or friends, or mementoes for yourself, all you need to do is follow our six tips ... Read more >

Tags: clothing, eco-tourism, france, local, organic, responsible travel, shopping, textiles, travel, vintage


Top 10 Emerging Green Destinations

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | Views [6096]

Given the increased popularity of ecotourism and greater understanding of its foundational pillars – namely local economic prosperity that raises standards of living, environmental reverence that lessens degradation and conservation education that ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, belize, botswana, croatia, ethiopia, green travel, guyana, jordan, poland, travel


Investing in Education in Tanzania

TANZANIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | Views [4222]

Education is something we take for granted.   Sure, some of our public schools aren't the best, but it is not only a given, it is a law that all children must go to school.   And, everyone has the opportunity to finish high school at little to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, children, education, responsible travel, safaris, tanzania, travel, university


Understanding Culture - A Lesson in Saving Face

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | Views [4728]

I used to consider myself a tourist, these days I like to consider myself a traveller. I've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit, in groups and alone, for business and for pleasure, frequently for both.  I love to see new places in the world, ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, china, india, responsible travel, sports, the hockey foundation, travel, travel


Bridging the Gap: Volunteering as a Cultural Exchange

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Views [2795]

If you’re interested in volunteering abroad you’ve probably at least heard a whisper of the debate: Are you really helping? I’m not here to answer that question. I’m here to say, that’s not what’s important. What is important, more so ... Read more >

Tags: cultural exchange, culture, homestays, languages, locals, projects, tourism, travel, volunteering, voluntourism


How Tourism Conquered India's Oldest Fort

INDIA | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Views [5414] | Comments [3]

Jaisalmer Fort, situated along the Thar desert in western Rajasthan, is one of India's most impressive   historical monuments.   The Fort, built in 1156 by the Rajput ruler Jaisala, rises out of Trikuta Hill and is surrounded by golden sandstone ... Read more >

Tags: asia, forts, guidebooks, india, monuments, rajastan, responsible travel, ruins, tourism, travel


5 Wild Animals You Can Protect On Your Next Trip

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 9 May 2011 | Views [90247]

It seems that every day another news article comes out about animals facing extinction.   The list of reasons is seemingly endless including loss of habitat, the wildlife trade, and climate change.   What the media rarely covers is the stories ... Read more >

Tags: animals, conservation, ecotourism, environment, national parks, nature, sea turtles. responsible travel, travel, wildlife, world


Tanzania - Two Hills, One Goal

TANZANIA | Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | Views [2036]

Tented camps are my favorite.   They offer a uniquely intimate interaction with your surroundings, while also providing the necessary amenities of any standard (and sometimes luxury) hotel.   Only a piece of canvas and screen separate you and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, camping, childrens school, co-initiatives, community development, responsible travel, tanzania, tourism, travel


Kilimanjaro Porters – Helping Them Help You Up The Mountain

TANZANIA | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Views [2699]

I've never had anybody carry my stuff for me before.   At least, not on a trekking trip.   And to be honest, I was a little bit uncomfortable about it.   See, I consider myself a fairly avid backcountry hiker, spending many weekends ... Read more >

Tags: adventure activities, africa, hiking, mountains, my kilimanjaro, nature, responsible travel, tanzania, travel, trekking


Confessions of a Sea Turtle Volunteer

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [3207]

I wasn’t always a sea turtle fanatic.   I didn’t grow up with a pet turtle, snorkel with green turtles in Hawaii, or even watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   I had a pretty boring suburban US childhood without a lot of interaction with nature.... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, responsible tourism, sea turtle conservation, see turtles, travel, turtles, volunteering, voluntourism, wildlife


The Second Government of Botswana - Wilderness Safaris

BOTSWANA | Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | Views [2367]

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how difficult it is to run a responsible safari camp in the remote Southern African bush, and the individual efforts of a few independent lodges.   Now, I want to show you how one large safari company ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, community development, conservation, responsible travel, safaris, sustainability, tourism, travel, wildlife


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