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Why Elephant Riding Should Be Removed from Your Bucket List

THAILAND | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | Views [239448] | Comments [153]

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

Kilimanjaro Porters – Helping Them Help You Up The Mountain

TANZANIA | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Views [3764]

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

Bolivia's Potential and Pitfalls

BOLIVIA | Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [3407] | Comments [1]

After spending the past three weeks in Bolivia, I was impressed...and disappointed.   Impressed from the perspective of a curious and intrepid traveler, seeing how much the country has to offer – amazing landscapes, adventurous activities, rich ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bolivia, responsible travel, south america, tours, trash, trekking

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Porters Are Treated Fairly

NEPAL | Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | Views [2580]

We've all heard the stories of porters left on the mountainside or freezing outside tents while travelers revel inside. But how can you as a traveler know that the company you travel with really is treating their porters fairly? Beyond all the ... Read more >

Tags: guides, hiking, himalayas, porters, travel, trekking

Peru: Empowering Women Through Tourism

PERU | Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Views [2920] | Comments [1]

Women and the Impact of Tourism Women in developing countries have it pretty tough.   Sometimes very tough.   Often viewed as 2nd-class citizens, commonly marginalized to very limited activities and privileges, some women struggle to earn ... Read more >

Tags: inca trail, peru, responsible travel, south america, travel, trekking, weaving, women

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