Posts Categorized: Responsible Tourism

4 reasons why travellers should love eco-hostels

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When researching hostels, there are a few common things that we all look for – location, price, availability and atmosphere. Should we start adding ‘eco-friendly’ to our list? I know what you are thinking – eco-hostels have to be really expensive, vegan, and without TV’s or WiFi. Well, think again. Here are 4 reasons why travellers should… Read more »

17 of the cutest animal photos this World Wildlife Day!

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The United Nations General Assembly has named 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. To celebrate, here are 17 of the cutest animal photos that you will see today! This year, the focus of World Wildlife Day is on the plight of African and Asian… Read more »

Can Technology Make You A More Eco-Friendly Traveler?

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Thanks Jess for this guest post! Who is Jess? Jess Signet is a blogger who writes about technology, traveling and technology needed when traveling. Having visited places all over the globe, traveling is both her love and addiction. She does not want to be cured. You can follow Jess on her website, Tripelio, Facebook, Instagram and… Read more »

Collaboration: It feels like home when….

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Many expats or travellers find themselves spending months or even years in a new city. But at what point does this new place start to feel like home? When you find that perfect coffee shop? When you have a local bank account and a lease? Or when you have made long-lasting friends? Roxana, a Sydney based… Read more »

Charities to love this Valentines Day

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It’s February and love is in the air. While you are in a loved up mood, why not share the love with charities this Valentines Day. Studies show that giving to someone else actually makes us happier than spending money on ourselves. It is also good for your health and promotes social cooperation and connection…. Read more »

Are organic farms the next big thing in tourism?

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With over 1 billion people travelling internationally each year, responsible tourism has become more and more important for both travellers and tourism providers. You have heard of eco-hotels, animal protection and fair trade standards, but what about agritourism? Could organic farms be the next big thing in responsible tourism? What is agritourism? Agritourism is the joining of tourism… Read more »

Travel predictions by astrological sign: Scarily accurate or just scary?

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Today is my 28th birthday (hurrah or uuuuurgh depending on my mood) and according to AFAR Magazine, I have quite the year ahead of me! These travel predictions by astrological sign have me described pretty perfectly… but is this true for every star sign? I asked some of my friends on Girls vs Globe whether the same was… Read more »

7 things I learnt in Mongolia

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When Sue and I were planning our Trans-Mongolian adventure, it was the ‘Mongolian’ part of the trip that excited me the most. Despite this, I didn’t really know what to expect. Here are a few Mongolian facts and tales of adventure that I learnt along the way (for Mongolian visa details and what to do when… Read more »