Posts Tagged ‘socially conscious travel’

Guiltless Getaways: Giving back while vacationing

Guiltless Getaways: Giving back while vacationing
Photo courtesy of Slumdog Millionaire By Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor *** Unless you’re traveling to Qatar or Liechtenstein, there’s a good chance your trip is taking you somewhere where you might be considered wealthy.  No, not next to your fellow tourists but in comparison to the...
March 17th, 2010 | Featured, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?

Voluntourism: Just a Fad or Here to Stay?
By Shadia Garrison Philanthropy Editor ***** Hardly a day goes by without another web article on “voluntourism” crossing my desk.  Since the 1990s, when the word was first introduced, the phenomenon has grown substantially.  At this writing, a Google search on the term gets me 168,000 articles. ...
February 17th, 2010 | Featured, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering
If you’ve been dreaming of doing a volunteer vacation but don’t have the time or money, long-distance volunteering might be for you. It’s free, doesn’t require you to use up your vacation days, and can make a big impact on people around the globe. A reader wrote in to tell us...
June 12th, 2009 | Calling & Texting, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Eating Locally While Traveling

Eating Locally While Traveling
It’s part of the unspoken backpacker code: in order to be a real traveler, you need to buy your meals from a street vendor rather than some fancy-schmancy (and expensive) tourist restaurant. But as Shadia Garrison, The Mindful Tourist points out in her post below, your on-the-road dinner choices...
April 13th, 2009 | Bolivia, Budget Travel, Costa Rica, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Mexico | Read More