Better Not Go There – The Travel BLACKLIST!

Better Not Go There – The Travel BLACKLIST!

The world is full of wonders and while I typically encourage people to broaden their spectrum of destinations and activities, in this post, I would like to do the opposite. There is a growing trend of ‘responsible tourism’ which is an idea I strongly support. Earlier, I posted a list of places or activities that I thought were unethical to animals. Today, the stakes are higher as we are dealing with human beings. These are two places I strongly suggest you DON’T go.

North Korea

North Korea

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Q & A with Barang Hang, Tuktuk driver in Siem Reap pt.2

Q & A with Barang Hang, Tuktuk driver in Siem Reap pt.2

[This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post, introducing Barang, the best tuktuk driver in the Angkor area of Siem Reap. If you haven’t read that yet, you should check it out here.]

In an effort to get people connected to Barang, I thought it would be interesting to have a Q&A with him. Barang Hang is a tuktuk driver who was born and raised in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia. He has dedicated himself to becoming the most awesome and handsome tuktuk driver in the world. A bit ambitious, I know.

Barang chilling out
Barang chilling out

Seriously though, I hope this gives you an insight into not only the services that Barang provides, but the kind of person that he is. He has grown to be a dear friend of mine over the years and I am sure he can be yours too. Shall we begin?

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Barang Hang, Your Link to Siem Reap pt.1

Barang Hang, Your Link to Siem Reap pt.1

What is the Meaning of This?

One of the goals I have had for a while with this blog has been to promote companies,  organizations, charities, and even individuals which I feel are definitely deserving of your business, without your wallet taking a hit. However, if you have ever clicked on the “Make a Difference” tab above, you will find that they are not as easy to find or promote as you might have hoped. Sometimes it is lack of availability, technology to promote themselves, or nothing more and plain old language barriers that keep us from getting connected to these great people. I am quite picky with what I give my stamp of approval and let me say, my buddy Barang definitely deserves your business. Barang is simply the best driver in Siem Reap.

 

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Ten Tips for Traveling with a Wheelchair

People who have a physical disability have it much harder, but they too deserve a break from their everyday lives. Today, I ask that we take one step back and think about those of us in our lives who have not been able to travel because of a disability. This is a guest post from Josh Hansen, the Marketing Executive of Vitalise, a charity dedicated to facilitate travel to those who are on a wheelchair or have other physical disabilities. Please share this list with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or in person to spread knowledge of such resources available to those in wheelchairs who wish to explore the world, just like everybody else.

Why it Matters

Traveling can be fairly stressful at the best of times, but traveling with a wheelchair can feel outright overwhelming. The good news is that Read more