Posts tagged Ethical Travel
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?

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

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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Homestay in a Remote Hill Tribe Village in Laos: Our Amazing Story

To this day, our homestay in this remote Hmong village in the hills of Laos was the most amazing cultural experience we've encountered. Come along as we share our story!

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Travel Isn't Always the Answer

I too have been guilty of believing the naïve idea that all you have to do is want it enough and travel will just happen; and that people who aren’t traveling just don’t desire it as much as I do. But this is far from the truth. I’ve taken some time to reflect on this travel-snobbery mentality myself, and I have a few words to say...

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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

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

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 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

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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