Potosí an Ethical Minefield of Tourism Development

Our trip to Potosí was more one of personal curiosity than of tourism interest in this mining town. Despite the fact that during our stay, Potosí was fraught with moral and political circumstances, we wanted to see what role mining still plays in this purpose-built town, and how today it impacts the community and the … Continue reading

Puerto Natales – The Land where Sea and Mountains Meet

Many people talk about the fierce Patagonian climate, and its not before you experience it for yourself that you can understand just how harsh and unforgiving it can be, at any time. In winter it’s even more merciless, hence the reason why travellers tend to stay away during this season. But beggars can’t be choosers and we didn’t … Continue reading

From Plush Palermo to Colourful La Boca

Couch surfing is the best idea in the world for travellers whose primary occupation is first and foremost to find a bed for the night. It’s a website that lets travellers sign up and post a profile for free to either host travellers at their home or be hosted, or both. We were fortunate enough … Continue reading

A Traveller’s Guide to Ethical Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is paradise of cultural traditions. Unfortunately, however, Buenos Aires isn’t exactly the greenest city in the world. Despite the fact that the local government is making progress towards a more sustainable city, this is more in baby steps than in strides. There are a few ways for tourists to limit their … Continue reading

Tango, Tango, Tango…

Tango is present in every aspect of Porteño life. It is impossible to immerse yourself in Buenos Aires without being surrounded by tango music and dance. Although San Telmo may be the birthplace of tango, some of the most sensational (albeit less traditional) tango shows are in the city centre, called the microcentro. While we were staying … Continue reading

Experience a City with the Locals

Responsible travel is as much about respect for local communities and getting to know the people that live in them as it is respect for the environment. One of the best ways to get away from the tourist precincts and experience the real city is to stay with the locals.  This has been known for years … Continue reading

Five Sustainable Things to do in Paris

Eco and ethical destinations are en mode in travel and not necessarily synonomous with ‘off-the-beaten-track’. ‘Sustainable’ is now more oh-la-la than révolution and gone are the days that the words ‘green’ and ‘ethical’ in France were politically loaded terms in bohemian Paris. With each trip to France I have watched Paris green a little bit … Continue reading

What is Responsible Tourism?

Responsible tourism, is the new buzz word in the tourism industry that is gaining importance with travellers, tour companies and governments alike. You may call it sustainable or ethical tourism, eco-tourism or simply just nature tourism. Call it what you like, on one hand it’s about showing respect for the environment and the people where … Continue reading

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