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Meet Local Expert | Douglas Johnston, Galashiels, Scotland, UK

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Douglas Johnston grew up in Galashiels in Scotland and feels such affinity for the area that he chooses to continue to live in his village. He has been a guide with a local agency for over 19 years. Since then, he has also become an ops supervisor and PCV trainer. Douglas still guides tours, showing others his passion for his beloved Scotland. This is displayed through the way he prepares...

Meet Local Expert | Stig Frislid Torset, Norway

Stig is a self-employed certified local guide in Oslo who partners with Ethical Travel Portal for local walks in Norway's capital. His local knowledge is superb as he constantly contributes to creating better experiences for the travellers, in a mindful way. As a result of doing this, he gets outstanding feedback from travellers. His knowledge about history, culture and tradition is huge. His walks are also based on him providing a...

My Hike with a Bergen View

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Since the end of May, I have spent my time working as an intern for Ethical Travel Portal at their office in Bergen. In the three months that I have been in Bergen I already have seen a lot of the city, but today I got the opportunity to see the city from a local perspective giving me an insight to the Bergen view on things. Normally, I work at their...

Meet a Local Expert | Suju Mollel, Tanzania

Suju is a native from Arusha and a descendant of the Maasai tribe in Tanzania. He finished the Tropical Institute for tourism in Arusha, Tanzania and has been slowly making his way up to a real licensed tour guide.  Today he is well respected among his peers, as he worked his way up from being a porter on Kilimanjaro, then he was allowed to pass the license to become an...