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 2 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 …

Everything you need to know about trek & homestay in Sapa

Paula Martinelli Travel, Vietnam 3 Comments

In the remote area of Vietnam, near the Chinese board you will find Sapa, one of the most scenic regions in Vietnam.  Here you can find everything you need to know about hiking in Sapa & how to choose a Homestay experience. How to get to Sapa and how to choose a perfect guide When planning my 2 week trip …