3 days in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam is located in the highlands of northern Vietnam, nestled in the shadow of Mount Fansipan. The hills are lush and green, with mist curling through the valleys. The town itself is a bustling little centre filled with local Hmong, guides and hikers, all embarking on their trekking and homestay adventures. 3 days in…

10 ethical tour options: Travel the world and make a difference

Make 2016 the year that you discover the world and make a positive impact while you do it. Why not sight see, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, meet the unique people that make their countries so intriguing, and support their communities at the same time via these 10 ethical tour options? With Visit.org you can!…

Responsible Travel: Save the Elephant Foundation

Travel is deeply personal, and can be made up of different things to different people, but what many of us search for is an unique, irreplaceable experience. It can be watching the aurora above the Arctic Circle, hiking through the Grand Canyon, or diving┬áthe Great Barrier Reef. It can also be stroking a tiger in…

Choosing an Ethical Elephant Encounter

If you’re heading to South East Asia, chances are an elephant encounter is high on your list of Must Do’s. Elephant rides are one of the most popular items on many travellers lists. There’s just something about these gentle giants that capture our imagination, and given the chance, many of us would want to spend…

Thailand’s Tiger Temple: Why we’re not going

The irony of it all is that we planned this upcoming trip to Bangkok because we really wanted to go to the Tiger Temple, located in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province. I mean, who can say no to a really cool photo with a big cat?! And the chance to, you know, stroke it? And for only…

Volunteering in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Based in the lush green forests of Cahuita National Park, the ANAI Conservation Program is focused on community driven conservation and development initiatives. Working closely with the locals of the Talamanca region, where the conservation site is located, ANAI has encouraged economically viable and environmentally sound activities. One of these is the turtle conservation program…