Travel

Hiking South Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that Seoraksan National Park wasn’t one of the main reasons we went to South Korea. Before flying into Japan, we had to plan out our exit. A quick search on Skyscanner pulled up a flight form Tokyo, Japan to Seoul, South Korea for less than $80 USD. […]

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Fighting Zika with Fashion

Currently wandering across Asia, I have to admit it crossed my mind to venture out to South America. For years now Peru has topped the list of must hit places. When in the region, why not explore neighboring Ecuador as well? It was all very tempting.   Yet, when faced with the growing Zika presence […]

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Exploring the Mosques of Malaysia

If exploring mosques tops your agenda, then Malaysia will need to make it onto your travel itinerary. This country celebrates an incredible display of mosques. In fact, in many cities you can visit multiple mosques.   If you are visiting a mosque for the first time Here are a few things to know before you go. […]

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Visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sitting on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves weave through a limestone hill creating an intriguing Hindu temple experience. First you will be greeted by a wide-open space leading toward the main temple area. Don’t walk too fast otherwise you’ll miss the statues and décor leading up the finale.   How to Get […]

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Visiting a Mosque for the First Time

I didn’t know what to expect visiting a mosque. Despite hitting countless temples throughout Asia, suffering from temple fatigue at times, the thought of visiting a mosque intimidated me slightly. I didn’t know what to expect or rules for tourists.   What do I wear? Am I even allowed to visit? What if I don’t […]

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Responsible Snacking On The Go

-Guest post by Ben Kanellitsas from Play Hard-Give Back Travelers in 2016 are looking more than ever towards socially responsible lodging options. While jet setting around the globe, they want to pair their responsible travel with a socially conscious snacking option. Their desire to purchase with a purpose has created an opportunity for companies looking to […]

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Ecotourism – Three Things to Consider

-Guest post by Evan Delahanty, Founder of Peaceful Fruits   Hmmm so roomy in this blog – I feel like I’m on the beach in Thailand! Or is it South Korea? Guam? I’m not sure, but thanks for inviting me over, Alex!   Alex has taken her show on the road and, I have to […]

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Cultural Significance of Removing Your Shoes in Asia

I made a major cultural mistake early on in my Asia adventure. It was in Thailand and I started blazing across the foyer to the reception desk in our small off the beaten path lodging. It had been a long day and I was more than ready to claim my room and curl up for […]

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33: Putting Micro-Entrepreneurs on Tourism Map – Jason Seagle (Vayando)

How dedicated are you to your business? Better question, are you willing to sleep in a tent in a garage for several months while you launch an Indiegogo Campaign?     That’s exactly how passionate Jason Seagle was about launching Vayando, a new way of approaching travel that’s built on creating connections with individuals around […]

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31: Nourishing the World- Lisa Curtis (Kuli Kuli)

How much power do our greens have? What if I told you there was one plant out there that can is a new super food, serves up the most nutrient dense dish you’ve had, tackles malnutrition, empowers communities around the globe and is available in your local Whole Foods store? Oh, did I mention that […]

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26: Eco Tours & Conservation – Frances Kinney (Ocean Connectors)

When was the last time you dedicated an afternoon to spending quality time outside? It’s amazing how the week slips away and you find yourself trapped back in the office again.   What if I told you that spending time in our amazing outdoors helps you preform better at work?   It’s true! There are […]

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23.5 Stories: Culinary Tours with Isaac Villaverde (Keteka)

What kind of history do you think your food has? If you’re in Panama, the dish you’re enjoying might have more than just rich flavor. In fact, there is an entire food tour dedicated to delving into the history beyond flavorful dishes. Isaac Villaverde, one of the Keteka guides, takes travels on a one of […]

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23: Authentic Travel Experiences with Kyle Wiggings (Keteka)

Do you crave a different type of travel? If you were in Latin America, how does the idea of a local taking you on a tour of the city sound? What about cave diving in remote and not well know area?   To me, that sounds like the jackpot of travel experiences.   One innovative […]

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22.5 Stories: Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt – Anna Poiarkoff

What if you showed up for a weekend volunteer trip and you were met with the words, “Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt?” Personally, my job would drop (and I’m an extrovert!)!   Luckily one group of volunteers took the idea and ran with it. For those of you secretly still cringing from the idea […]

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22 Volunteer Excursions – Adam Kunes (Have Fun Do Good)

Do you have the itch to explore while giving back? If so then Adam Kunes pioneering volunteer excursion company Have Fun Do Good might just be your ticket. Adam is blending the enjoyment of travel, friendship and volunteering as a way to engage more millennials in the rewards of giving back.   I personally love […]

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Connecting Travelers to Authentic Travel Experiences Abroad

If you are planning on traveling the world anytime soon, then you need to check out Keteka. This innovative platform connects travelers with authentic local experiences. What’s even more fascinating is the network. Through leveraging Peace Corp’s extensive network of both active and former members, Keteka is able to launch new experiences in different regions […]

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