Cambodia – 10 Lessons on Ethical Traveling

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The smiling faces that welcome tourists display the optimism and contentment of a people grateful for what they have. But Cambodia is much more complex than what we can imagine and I am here to share the 10 lessons that I learned on ethical traveling during my visit. Cambodia is an amazing country which I always wanted to visit, mainly …

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

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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 in the world while traveling?”. The biggest motivation for me to start blogging was not to encourage more people to travel, but primarily to encourage travelers to be ethical and …

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

Paula Martinelli Travel, Vietnam 3 Comments

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 help to protect the enviromnent. During my research, I read good and bad things about Halong Bay tours, and there was only one way to draw my own conclusions, by doing …

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

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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 book an independent homestay. Here I list 7 reasons why I recommend booking your trek with a local lady in Sapa, and the benefits behind ethical tourism, and how it …