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Decolonizing Travel: Going Ethically to Under-Resourced Countries

Traveling is more at our reach than ever, and while we can all agree on the positive aspects of that, it also makes it necessary to place real thought onto our privileges and duties...
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From Hostel-Hopping to Camping in a Thai National Park

If you had told me I would spend my time in Thailand lying under the stars inside a Thai national park, I would have laughed. I imagined a routine full of bustling city life,...
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Ethical Eco-Tourism: Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in the U.S.

Visiting America’s Best Wildlife Sanctuaries  While nature and wildlife have always served as motivators for travel, one recent troubling trend in the social media age is the exploitation of animals within the tourism industry. Many...
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Greenest City in the World: Ljubljana, Slovenia

The current pandemic has given us the opportunity to take account of how our typical international mobility impacts all of us. Perhaps this time is an opportunity to rethink the very way we travel....
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Stay Home and Save the Natural World

I was on a run recently in the park near my apartment, one that has a nice circular course full of parents pushing strollers, panting dogs, and people like me, who sometimes resemble the...
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Earth Day in Quarantine: Turning Off Cruise Control

What is traveling? Firstly, I’ll answer this in terms of what it’s not. It’s not just taking photos and ‘finding yourself’ through amazing and unique experiences. Changing your environment can indeed attain a shift in...
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Gardening in Quarantine: An Escape to the Future

I’m sitting at a camping desk I’ve erected in my bedroom, tapping away at my laptop in an attempt to occupy myself as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the world. Only seven days ago I...
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Must-Pack Recycled Plastic Products for Your Next Trip

The production of plastic is putting our health at risk all around the world, and at every step in the process from extraction to refining, use and disposal. There isn’t anywhere plastic can’t be...

Why International Day of Rural Women Matters to Travelers

In October of last year, we introduced you to the women of Samburu, Kenya, a rural community where a lack of quick access to water had long necessitated daily walks of considerable distance to...

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