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Ethical Intentions: Why Giving Isn’t Always Good

For many people, the words “giving” and “good” are almost synonymous. Giving is a selfless act. It helps others. It makes both parties feel, well, good. Even when your intentions are in the right place, there are times when the […]

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Gift Guide: Top 12 Sustainable Food & Wine Finds For A Delicious Holiday

From savvy home cooks to serious gourmands, food and wine holidays gifts from sustainable or charitable companies are always appealing. Here’s our suggestion list of goodies and delights that keep on giving year-round.   1. Papa Ben’s Kitchen Papa Ben’s […]

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To Be Honest, I Just Want To Volunteer: Common Voluntourism Mistakes And How To Fix Them

That’s great – honesty is the best place to start – without honesty there are so many pitfalls – so many mistakes that well-meaning volunteers can make. My organization, People & Places, has been campaigning for better volunteer experiences for […]

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Wildlife Experiences: A Humane Holiday Or Torturous Tourism?

Do you want to know more about responsible wildlife tourism? Epicure & Culture caught up with Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, to learn more about what’s ethical and what’s not when it comes to animal experiences. In […]

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5 Common Travel Practices That Are Detrimental For The Environment (And How You Can Easily Change Them)

The idea of going on vacation is probably one of the most appealing concepts we have as human beings. It can mean anything from jet setting off to a sunny beach and sipping tropical drinks to trekking through remote and […]

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The Wheel Deal: The Secret To Navigating Public Transportation With A Disability

“You cant understand a city without using its public transportation system”- Erol Ozan Growing up in Southern California, more specifically the Inland Empire, public transportation has never been a big part of my daily life. With everything being spread out, […]

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Who Else Wants To Explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast Like A Local?

To many travel is about escaping reality. Here at Epicure & Culture, we’re  tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched […]

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The Wheel Deal: Tips For Flying With A Disability

  Navigating an airport can be stressful for any traveler, but navigating an airport with a disability and not knowing what to expect can get your trip off to a rocky start. Here are some travel tips to help you […]