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Ethical Travel: Should You Visit Thailand’s Long Neck Women Villages?

For some tourists, seeing the giraffe-like, long neck women Kayans may seem like just another stop on a Thailand adventure of a lifetime. Many tourist agencies stop by these hill villages between jeep rides through snake-infested jungles and tours of […]

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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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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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Lighting Up Green: Tips For Responsible Northern Lights Travel

It seems fitting that the most prevalent color in the Northern Lights is green. As nature’s greatest light show plays across upturned faces it serves as a gentle reminder as we let that we need to be aware of the […]

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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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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 […]