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Ethical Overlanding | 7 Top Tips

How Can You Go Overlanding and Support the Environment at the Same Time? Overlanding is so popular for the fact that it takes you to new places. Also, instead of being focused on the destination, you learn to love and experience the journey as well. In order to handle the long adventure and the unknown roads, you need to use large vehicles. They work with either diesel or gas engines. But...

Pulse on NEPAL | Preparedness in the Mountains

October is normally the kick start of the trekking season in Nepal. But this year the Nepali Mountains have been quiet from trekkers for the past eight months. Even though the government is opening up for visitors, this season will be different. The trekkers that will find their way up to these beautiful mountains, will be few. And, how prepared are the villages and guesthouses for a covid-19 safe (as...

COVID19 and Traveling to Norway

Below you find relevant links for travel in Norway. Seek out the most updated information, and if confused about it, ask us. This is what we are here for!UPDATED INFORMATION are on these links!Map showing areas of exemptions of Quarantine from Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Click here.Foreign Travellers Advice to Norway: Click here. Official Immigration Site’s Advice: Click here.Guidelines once you are in the countryHere is a handy list of recommended...

How to Identify If You’re Staying in an Eco-Lodge

As the climate crisis hits, more people are striving to travel consciously and reduce their environmental footprint. Likewise, more businesses are wanting to reduce their impact on the environment. Arguably this is somewhat exciting; however, some companies within the tourism sector try to play on this promoting their businesses as 'eco-friendly'. When travelling, you may see the case of many forms of accommodation claiming to be environmentally conscious and use...

7 Reasons to Take Part in a Virtual Travel Experience

What do you miss the most about travelling? Is it the scenery, the cuisine, or being introduced to new lifetime experiences? Well, all is not THAT bad due to this pandemic, as it has brought the world to our doorsteps. It’s allowed us and others to have new lifetime experiences that we’ve never had before. Yes, we’re talking about virtual travel experiences!As long as you have an internet connection and...

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Tribal Farming in Zambales

What comes to your mind when you think of the Philippines? Maybe Duterte, tropical islands, fresh fruit or volcanoes? One unique thing about the Philippines is that it’s home to 14-17 million indigenous people who belong to 110 ethnolinguistic groups, according to UNDP.  The Philippines has this beautiful and precious indigenous culture.   On the island of Luzon, there is the Zambales province. Inside of this province is the rural village of...

An Insight into the Ukranian Folk Dance of Hopak

A particular unique reason to visit Ukraine is to observe its magnificent ancient folk dance known as ‘Hopak’. Its name comes from the Ukrainian verb hopaty which means ‘to leap and stamp feet’. What’s special about Hopak is that it’s only performed by males and has been done so since the 16th Century.   Its birth occurred around the 16th Century as Ukraine underwent a long struggle to gain independence against the...

Visit to Khadi Weaving Centre, India

Vision a quaint town in Southern India along the River Nila, this is Cheruthuruthy. Nila connects many small societies along the river, each with a story, culture and traditions that are still kept alive. This is also where the roots of the Khadi begun and still serve to this day. Khadi means handspun or handwoven and is a 5000-year-old process all textile makers and designers should be aware of. The...

How to Control Greed

Greed seems to the essentially very human and is probably the main reason that progress happens. In business, it’s even more important, as it drives sales and targets, and all that’s related to it - trainings, bonuses, discounts and marketing. So it’s important. However, if we succumb to greed, it will get us only thinking of everything that feeds it, unfortunately not allowing for time and effort towards becoming creative, and...

How Many Elephants Before It’s Too Late?

“Passion is contagious, people buy into a passion. I believe collective passion has the power to make a change in this world.” This is what the inspirational Holly Budge concluded with at her TEDxBrighton talk. She provided an empowering call to action daring conservationists, scientists, politicians, educators and storytellers to make a positive change to our planet.   How Many Elephants Budge, a wearer of many hats is broadcasting this propelling argument to...