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Ecotourism can offer many benefits to a culture, if carefully managed.

TRAVELLING FOR GOOD: If done right, ecotourism builds sustainable economies

Ecotourism can offer many benefits to a culture, if carefully managed. The quest to climb to the top of the world at Mt. Everest has...
May 18, 2016 × 0 comments

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MINDFULNESS AT 20 KNOTS: Slowly sipping in the Soane and Rhone Rivers

MINDFULNESS AT 20 KNOTS: Slowly sipping in the Soane and Rhone Rivers

On this river cruise, I expected a change of scenery and a change of pace, but not such a change of consciousness. We glided past...
November 10, 2015 × 0 comments

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STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

Excerpted from New Slow City by William Powers, a memoir that this New York author has written based on his experience living a slow-paced...
November 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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EXCUSE ME!: Two words, two outcomes

EXCUSE ME!: Two words, two outcomes

It’s early morning in Robinsons department store in Bangkok. Ten o’clock, early? Well, yes, in a country where shops are open from...
August 1, 2013 × 0 comments

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A FLICKER OF LIGHT: It’s not how we feel but what we do that matters

A FLICKER OF LIGHT: It’s not how we feel but what we do that matters

“As we are… as we are… as we are” I muttered non-stop as I travelled back to Bangkok. I’m a seasoned, easy traveller....
July 3, 2013 × 1 comment

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FREE THE CHILDREN: The catch-22 of institutionalization and orphanage tourism

FREE THE CHILDREN: The catch-22 of institutionalization and orphanage tourism

Who are we doing this for? Nobody doubts the good intention of the donors, travellers, and volunteers who give time or money to orphanages....
December 21, 2012 × 6 comments

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NATURE VACATIONS: 5 Eco-friendly spots to visit

NATURE VACATIONS: 5 Eco-friendly spots to visit

If you’re the type of person who considers herself environmentally conscious, perhaps you should think about the benefits of...
November 15, 2012 × 1 comment

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FROM SEA TO SKY: BC’s beautiful yet controversial coastal drive

FROM SEA TO SKY: BC’s beautiful yet controversial coastal drive

There are few highways in Canada as controversial as the Sea to Sky highway (99). Nicknamed the Ski-and-Die for the many people who...
September 23, 2012 × 0 comments

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ECO-TRAVEL TIPS: How to reduce the environmental impact of travel

ECO-TRAVEL TIPS: How to reduce the environmental impact of travel

Few life experiences touch the core of being as deeply as travel. Experiencing nature through eco-travel can connect us in ways we...
August 4, 2012 × 1 comment

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