ethical travel

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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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 […]

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 […]

How Greenloons Is Helping People Book Responsible Travel Experiences

How Greenloons Is Helping People Book Responsible Travel Experiences

Are you an ethical traveler? Irene Lane of Greenloons helps us wade through the marketing jargon to discover which tour operators are actually eco-friendly and sustainable (and how to tell the difference between the two). Interested in more responsible travel […]

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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 […]

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Conscious Travel: How To Have An Eco-Friendly Trip

These eco-friendly travel tips will help you have a more sustainable and responsible trip — while also enjoying a truly meanginful experience on the road!