Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Paula Martinelli Blog, Travel, Vietnam 5 Comments

  Vietnam has seen a major tourism increase over the last decade, and visitors all over the world have one thing in common: taking a cruise to the UNESCO Heritage site of Halong Bay, because of it’s simply stunning views. But is it still ethical to visit Halong Bay still?    Halong Bay is a perfect example of overtourism – …

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

Paula Martinelli Ethical Traveling, Sapa, Travel, Vietnam 11 Comments

ETHICAL TRAVEL IN SAPA AND WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING AN INDEPENDENT HOMESTAY Trekking and homestay in Sapa with a local H’mong hill tribe was the top of my bucket list when I decided to visit Vietnam. But my very first question was how ethical or responsible it was, and how I could not only have an authentic experience, but also …

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Ethical & Responsible Travel – 15 Tips every world traveler should follow

Paula Martinelli Blog, Ethical Traveling, Responsible Traveler, Travel 20 Comments

  Ethical and Responsible tourism can be a very sensitive and confusing topic, but with these simple 15 Travel Tips every world traveler should follow, we can all encourage ethical and responsible tourism and make a positive mark on our planet. 15 simple tips on how to be an Ethical & Responsible traveler   While the big question for some …

Cambodia – 10 Lessons on Ethical Traveling

Paula Martinelli Blog, Travel 4 Comments

Lessons learned from my trip to Cambodia and how we can all be responsible travelers 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 …