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Podcast Episode 02| Insights from Trekking Guide Jangbu Sherpa, Nepal. Nepal was one of the first countries I dreamt of visiting. It was the mountains, nature, the people and sense of peace in its own way that called to me. However it was first when I past 30, that I put my feet on the Nepali ground. A few years later I returned as a leader of a group on a...
Podcast Episode 01 | Local Food Experiences. Sharing a meal with a local might be the best experience a traveler can do! As a traveler a local food experiences will not only get you an authentic meal, but you will also support the local economy and its people in many more ways than just the food experience! Searching for local food experiences transform your journey! Meet Ida Cham and learn about...
We are taking the Pulse on Vietnam and their Covid-19 preparedness for Off Beat Experiences! Vietnam has not had any local transmission, as we write this, in over two months. This is impressive. The government is yet super careful and is not looking to open up the country for tourism anytime soon. The current estimate is that Vietnam will open up for tourism around mid 2021, and looking at current...
Climate Action Plan | 2020 has indeed been a different year for everyone involved in the tourism industry. For Ethical Travel Portal, it has given us a chance to look forward and follow up on our Tourism Declares Declaration we joined through Tourism Declares Climate emergency initiative. We have spent time to create our action plan on how to reduce our carbon emission and create better and more environmentally friendly journeys. We...
Thailand homestay Experience Andaman Coast | Three hours north, from the more famous Phuket in Thailand, you will find a small village called Ban Talae Nok. Here you can experience how it is to be local through a Thailand homestay experience. We have checked in, to hear how things are going in the village along the Andaman Coast. How has Covid-19 affected their livelihood and way of living?We are on a...
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...