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Sympathetic to “Sympathy” Tourism? It’s Time To Set The Record Straight

We first learned about sympathy tourism this summer — and to put it bluntly, we’re not fans. To quote the author of the original post, Uncornered Market, sympathy tourism is defined as travel offered by organizations who “engage in earning money […]

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Tips For An Interesting Museum Visit

Museums. For some people they lead to a feeling of anticipation while others picture an hour’s worth of yawns. Whichever camp you fall into, there’s no denying museums are treasure troves of interesting information that can give you insight into […]

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Voluntourism: It’s Not All Bad, As Long As You Do It SMARTER

Dear Potential Volunteers, Do you want a great volunteer travel experience and truly want to help? 
But you don’t want to get involved with unethical practices or bad “voluntourism?” 
You want to “volunteer abroad” and that’s different, right? Unfortunately, it’s […]

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Tips For Giving Your Trip A Responsible Makeover

In the USA, the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that 40% of the country’s fossil fuel related carbon dioxide emissions come from the transportation sector. Since travel — especially on an international level — involves taking at least a […]

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Delicious Ways To Support The Local Economy While Traveling

Are you a responsible traveler wondering how to effectively support local economies while traveling? Epicure & Culture caught up with Richard McCarthy, the executive director of Slow Food USA, to learn some delicious ways to do this on the road […]

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Give Your 2015 Bucket List A Responsible Makeover With These Essential Tips

January is the perfect time to revamp your 2015 bucket list. According to ResponsibleTravel.com, however, some of the biggest bucket list travel experiences are in fact big travel faux pas. Epicure & Culture caught up with the tour company to […]

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Responsible Travel: A Unique Approach To Sustainable Marine Tourism

This is a guest post by Sarah Martin and Mark J. Spaulding of The Ocean Foundation Sustainable tourism goes beyond reusing towels and sheets, hotels with LED lighting and some locally sourced food. In our work looking at coastal sustainable […]

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Conscious Travel: 10 Myths About Responsible Tourism

There are many myths floating around about responsible tourism and what travelers should or shouldn’t be doing when they hit the road. To set the record straight, Epicure & Culture caught up with Olivia Ruggles Brise, Director of Policy and […]