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"What matters is not the places you have been, but what you left behind and what you will always carry with you" (Paula Martinelli)


Trying to choose your next destination? Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Want to know more how to have an authentic experience while you are visiting a new country? Wondering if that dream activity is ethical and how can you be a responsible travel and leave your positive mark on our planet? Or maybe you are looking for some motivation between being super busy, traveling and being healthy.

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5 Take ways on how to find life balance

By Paula Martinelli | Dec 9, 2018

We all travel to some extent. It might be on vacation, for business, , to visit family during special occasions, or even for that bucket list trip of 6 months …

ETHICAL & RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER – A complete guideline every world traveler should follow

By Paula Martinelli | Dec 2, 2018

While the big question for some people is, “How can I change my life while traveling the world?”, for me this questions has become, “How can I make a difference …

The best of Hoi An, Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | Nov 8, 2018

If you are like me, you probably already fell in love with some of the many places that you’ve visited. Hoi An is just a perfect combination of a small …

How ethical is the tourism in Halong Bay and if I would do it again

By Paula Martinelli | Nov 1, 2018

Before I book a tour, I always try to learn as much as I can about how ethical the tours really are, and how the local tour companies care and …

Halong Bay: 3 days cruise on a Junk Boat

By Paula Martinelli | Oct 25, 2018

This was the grand finale of my trip in Vietnam, and it was just perfect for 2 reasons:  to get some rest from the last days in Sapa, and also …

Vietnam Travel Tips: Everything you need to know before your trip

By Paula Martinelli | Oct 22, 2018

Vietnam at A Glance Vietnam is certainly a country that has a lot to offer with many type of adventures to suit any taste. It’s a great place to visit …

Cambodia Travel Tips: Everything you need to know before your trip

By Paula Martinelli | Oct 12, 2018

Cambodia at A Glance The Kingdom of Cambodia is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, but still not as popular as some other countries like Thailand and Vietnam. The …

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 12, 2018

Giving back 7 reasons why I recommend booking an independent homestay in Sapa When planning your trip to Sapa, you have options to book through a travel agency or to …

5 reasons why Sapa is the best part of Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 12, 2018

Sapa was the best part of my trip to Vietnam, and here are the TOP 5 reasons why living with a hill tribe really was the best and most memorable …

How to do a 3 day trek in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | Sep 6, 2018

How to make the most of your trek in the mountains. While planning my itinerary to Vietnam, I invested a lot of time researching, studying and creating an itinerary that …

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