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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...

My first week in Bergen

Hi, my name is Norah. I am a 20-year old student from Belgium currently finishing the last year of my Event and Project Management program. I’m in the process of figuring everything out and trying to find my way in the world. To me, an internship abroad seemed like an excellent way of getting some more experience, both in work and life. That is why I am here in the...

Travel Around the World through Food

Times are changing; the way we think, communicate and behave is changing. Just because we're stranded at home in the Covid19 pandemic, does not stop us from roaming other routes. One route, in particular, you can explore is by recreating familiar continental dishes or even experience them for the first time. Travel through the minds and tastebuds of a local and devise some tasty delicacies. If you can't visit the...

The Gift of Presence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Why homestays are the best way to experience authentic Filipino warmth and hospitality   The following post is written by Tom Graham, co-founder of MAD Travel, an Ethical Travel Portal partner. It is an edited extract from his book, “The Genius of the Poor,” which recounts the author’s one-year journey living in the communities of a local NGO, Gawad Kalinga. Last year, the venue for my Christmas celebration was a glitzy night club...

7 reasons for travelling with us…

1   The Experience Back to the roots and off the beaten tracks. Most of our holidays take you off the beaten track and give you an insight into local people's heritage and the culture and daily life of the community that you are visiting. It doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your beach or a sightseeing trip into the cities. Rather it is about uniqueness, authenticity and getting a glimpse into...

Romania A travel back in time!

It´s been a while since I experienced Romania. The feeling of traveling back in time. It might sound like a cliché, but a short getaway to a destination full of – to me – unfamiliar traditional livelihoods, is just what I dreamt of. I found it in a region of Apuseni mountains in Romania. Jeanett Andrea Søderstrøm Jeanett travelled in September 2016 with Ethical Travel Portal to the Apuseni mountains in Romania to...