responsible travel

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

Brianne Miers - March 22, 2017
the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia

Today is World Water Day, which brings attention to the fact that 1.8 billion people around the globe live without access to clean drinking water. Anyone who has traveled to developing countries knows all the tips to avoid getting sick from contaminated water – asking for drinks without ice, avoiding fruits and vegetables that have been washed, and using bottled water to brush your teeth.  But can you imagine being at risk …

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More Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Brianne Miers - March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same rights and opportunities that men enjoy. To honor the day, I asked some fellow travelers to recommend organizations they know …

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Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Brianne Miers - March 8, 2017
woman making necklace for Project-Tres in India

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same rights and opportunities that men enjoy. To honor the day, I asked some fellow travelers to recommend organizations they know …

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Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Brianne Miers - January 30, 2017
La Senda Verde Bolivia

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world.  This …

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Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

Brianne Miers - January 20, 2017
baby elephant at MandaLao in Luang Prabang, Laos

If you’re looking to see elephants in Southeast Asia, it’s important to do your research. Check out these recommendations from my fellow travel bloggers.  About the Responsible Wildlife Encounters Series Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other …

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More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Brianne Miers - January 16, 2017
Apo Island in the Philippines

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world. This is …

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Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Brianne Miers - January 14, 2017
snow monkey at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between humans and nature. So I asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite responsible wildlife encounters from around the world. This is …

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