18 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use Everyday

18 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use Everyday

Whether you’re traveling or at home, we’re sharing some top tips to help you reduce your use of plastic! We’re showing how to use less plastic by swapping it out for some eco-friendly alternatives. These practical steps are easy and can save money while helping to protect our Earth!

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Hiking in Oaxaca's Sierra Norte Indigenous Villages

Hiking in Oaxaca's Sierra Norte Indigenous Villages

If you’re looking for an off the beaten path experience in Mexico, we’ve got just the adventure for you! Strap on some hiking shoes and head to Oaxaca’s little-known Sierra Norte region for a trek through nature and 8 unique communities that you won’t soon forget! We’ve put together a complete guide of everything you need to know to have this incredible experience yourself.

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19 Eco Friendly Road Trip Tips

19 Eco Friendly Road Trip Tips

Taking a road trip can be a great way to travel, but it can also take a toll on the environment. Luckily, there are many small things we can do to make our road trips more sustainable and eco-friendly. Let's all do our best to minimize our footprint and keep this earth beautiful!

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How to Travel Sustainably in Thailand and Why You Should Care

How to Travel Sustainably in Thailand and Why You Should Care

Tourism has affected Thailand in so many ways, and there are many issues you'll be shocked to learn about. As tourism in Thailand continues to skyrocket, it's more important than ever to support ecotourism and travel sustainably. We've put together out best tips so you can travel more responsibly in Thailand.

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What is Sustainable Tourism?

What is Sustainable Tourism?

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

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How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

It's easier than you think to plan a sustainable trip. You don't need to book an ecotourism resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. Any type of traveler can plan a sustainable vacation if you know where to start. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can plan a sustainable trip.

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Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

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Eco-Friendly Travel Gear Packing List

Eco-Friendly Travel Gear Packing List

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This packing list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you explore more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

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36 Responsible Travel Tips

36 Responsible Travel Tips

We've found that responsible travel is not always easy. It can be confusing. There are fuzzy lines, and we've screwed up before. But it's a learning process, and little by little we're getting better at responsible travel and ecotourism. These tips will help you make a positive impact wherever your wandering soles take you.

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How Much is Your Selfie Worth?

How Much is Your Selfie Worth?

Sometimes we're so concerned with getting the perfect picture that we forget to consider the impact our photograph has on the environment, other people and ourselves. In this guest post, Meaghan Ashley delves into a responsible tourism topic we often ignore. Are there things we should just NOT take pictures of?

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When Budget Travel is Bad

When Budget Travel is Bad

Many of us in our daily lives struggle between wanting to give more and also be frugal. This is also true when traveling. But do you take it to the extreme when traveling overseas? Is it actually possible to travel responsibly AND on a budget? I think so and here’s why…

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9 Unique and Socially Responsible Experiences in Cambodia

9 Unique and Socially Responsible Experiences in Cambodia

We always try to travel responsibly and leaves the smallest footprint, but we decided that while traveling in Cambodia we would do even more to be sure our money was being spent in the right places. We found some pretty incredible responsible companies to support, and want to share ways that you can give back while exploring this beautiful nation.

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Travel's Dirty Secret: The Truth About Traveling Ethically

Travel's Dirty Secret: The Truth About Traveling Ethically

We'd all like to think that travel is inexplicably good. Traveling allows us to experience a culture different from our own and see things that we could never see at home. But there's a dark side. A dangerous side we rarely talk about and continuiously shield our eyes from. 

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Mad Monkey: Hostels with a Purpose

Mad Monkey: Hostels with a Purpose

With 4 properties in the country, Mad Monkey is a socially responsible company that prides itself on fair employment policies and supporting local projects that are bettering Cambodia. Find out how they are setting the standard for hostels in this beautiful country. 

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Where to Stay on Koh Rong Samloem: Private Island Hostel

Where to Stay on Koh Rong Samloem: Private Island Hostel

With white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, reasonable prices, and far fewer tourists than nearby beach destinations like Thailand and Bali, Koh Rong Samloem island may just be the piece of paradise you’re looking for! Oh, yeah, did I mention it's on a private beach! Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem is the place to stay, you won't regret it. 

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Where to Stay in Kampot Cambodia: Stylish Hostel & Inspiring Education Project

Where to Stay in Kampot Cambodia: Stylish Hostel & Inspiring Education Project

One of the primary reasons we chose to stay at the Mad Monkey Hostels throughout our 3 weeks in Cambodia is their dedication to bettering the local communities. The location in Kampot supports an education project that will change the lives of countless youth in an area of need.

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Where to Stay in Siem Reap: Boutique Hotel & Clean Water Project

Where to Stay in Siem Reap: Boutique Hotel & Clean Water Project

For many of us in the Western world, having access to clean water is a privilege we take for granted. But for some families living in Cambodia, it's just not the same. Find out how Mad Monkey's sister hotel, Naga Angkor Guesthouse, in Siem Reap is helping families get access to clean drinking water. 

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Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Bolivia was one of the highlights of our trip to South America. We choose to stay at the Madidi Jungle Ecolodge, just outside Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, because we knew there were practicing responsible tourism. Right when we met our jungle guide, Simon, we knew the Amazon experience would be unforgettable.

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Are we really doing this?

Are we really doing this?

Have you ever taken a leap of faith and pursued a dream even if it terrified you? We're walking you through all our emotions as we made the decision to leave behind the familiarity of home and pursue our dreams of traveling. Whether you're interested in quitting your job to travel or you are about to make a different type of leap, we think you'll be able to relate to our words.

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