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5 Ways To Enjoy Wildlife On Holiday – Without Harming Them

Wildlife tourism and visiting animal attractions on holiday is as popular as ever. Most Bucket Lists feature animal-related activities in their Top 20 – including swimming with dolphins, whale watching, having a photo with a tiger and so on. Unfortunately, […]

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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 […]