Personal Transformation Through Travel

Personal Transformation Through Travel

Travel allows us to get in touch with different sides of ourselves that, for better or for worse, may not show themselves as we go about our usual daily routines. As we become immersed in new cultural experiences and have […]

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Food, Culture And How To Go Beyond The Tourist Trail In Honolulu, Hawaii

Looking to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii? Local travel and food writer Malia Yoshioka of Shoyu Sugar dishes on food trends, how Honolulu compares to the other Hawaiian islands and how to experience the destination like a local. 1. Please tell […]

Traveling With A Purpose

Traveling With A Purpose

Voluntourism. Ecotourism. Impact Travel. Green Travel. These are just a few of the names used to describe traveling in a more purposeful, positive manner. Conscious travel was a major theme of last weekend’s New York Travel Festival, discussed in depth […]

The Science Of Transformative Travel

The Science Of Transformative Travel

Transformative travel. This was a major theme of last weekend’s New York Travel Festival. While there were a number of excellent panels and workshops, an overarching theme of the conference seemed to be changing yourself through travel and having a two-way […]


Medical Tourism: Are Cheaper Procedures Worth The Risk?

While even the thought of needing to take a trip to the hospital while on vacation is enough to make most travelers shudder, others make this the center of their vacation. With costs and wait times for treatments increasing rapidly […]

How Climate Change Is Affecting Africa’s Rwenzori Mountains (And Why You Should Visit While You Still Have The Chance)

Snows of the Nile – Trailer from Day’s Edge Productions on Vimeo.  When people think of epic mountain journeys trips like the Himalayas, Everest and K2 come to mind; however, there’s a mountain range in Uganda that provides a lesser-known […]

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Wildlife Tourism In Thailand: An Elephant-Sized Controversy

To most tourists, a trip to Thailand isn’t complete without crystalline beaches, a wild night in Bangkok, some delicious Pad Thai and a jungle trek on the back of an elephant. While these activities sound like the making of a […]

Dining Solo: Unexpected Experiences And Delicious Food Await You

Solo female travel can be daunting in and of itself. Couple that with the thought of eating alone in a foreign country, and some would simply not do it. But as they say, life begins at the end of your […]

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Africa: The Cradle Of Humankind

The ancient world. Typically, this term brings to mind places like Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Greece; however, many findings show the birthplace of civilization is actually Africa. During a visit to the Origins Centre (located on the University of Witwatrersand campus) […]