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5 Fascinating Tours That Support Locals In NYC

These five unique NYC tourism experiences are led by nonprofits, immersing you in local culture and benefitting the community at the same time.

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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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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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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 […]

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Sustainable Tourism: Tips For The Savvy Traveler

Relaxing retreats. Exotic adventures. Romantic getaways. When planning your summer vacations, do you consider the impact of your travels on the environment and communities you are visiting? Some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations are now being managed sustainably, which […]

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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 […]