Emerging Markets Set to Take Over As Favourite Tourist Destinations

  Emerging Markets have been forecasted to take over advanced economies as prefered tourism destinations in a few years. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) told beyondbrics: “The rise of the emerging destination is a natural consequence of the changing attitudes and profiles of travellers, who are seeking different and more authentic experiences that … Continue reading

Fair Trade Tourism?

Is fair trade tourism the next ethical buzzword, or will it make a real difference in responsible and sustainable tourism? Read this article by Express Travel World.

Photographic Travel Prints 10% off Until Jan 15

I don´t usually do any kind of promotional activity, but RedBubble are having a sale until January 15 on photographic prints and most photographs in the Responsible Traveller Gallery are available to buy on Red Bubble http://www.redbubble.com/people/natasham. Photographic prints are now available in two finishes, metallic and lustre.  Buy one by January 15 and get … Continue reading

Five Reasons to Rethink your Decision to Volunteer Overseas

To be a Voluntourist or not to be a Voluntourist?…That is the Ethical Question “Voluntourism is a balanced engagement alternating between voluntary service and tourism activities allows for a reciprocal relationship with communities. Residents who may be recipients of voluntary service are able to return that service by sharing their destination with visitors via exposure to the arts, … Continue reading

Five Days and Four Seasons at the World’s End – Ushuaia

At the end of the world, the wild winds blow, the weather is unpredictable and the landscapes are natural and pure. One can imagine what Magellan, one of the first explorers of this region, felt when he passed through the Beagle Canal on his ship. As he sailed in he saw small fires lighting up … Continue reading

Organic Farming in San Juan – Part II

For every six days on the farm, you’re entitled to a day off. Since we hadn’t been to the big city yet, we decided to spend ours in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of the Province bearing the same name and with a population of approximately 120,000 people it’s not exactly the most … Continue reading

Malbec and Mountains – Part 2

      Mouth-Watering Malbec The following day we took a bus from the city to Maipú, in the heart of Malbec country Mendoza. Maipú is renowned amongst travellers for being a great destination to hire a bicycle and explore the region’s best wineries. Not being ones to shy away from a good wine, that … Continue reading

Montevideo, Music, Meat and Maté

Uruguay is dominated with the four M’s: Montevideo (its capital city), music, meat and maté. As we found out neither is more important than the other, but they are all equally as vital to daily life in this proud country. It all starts with Montevideo. We arrived in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, around midday after a … Continue reading

Uruguay by Boat: Tigre to Colonia

Uruguay has always intrigued me as a destination. In Australia we hardly hear anything about this country or its people. So when we heard that it was only an hour’s boat ride away from Argentina, we hopped straight on that ferry… Only we took the more complicated route. To get to Uruguay there are basically … 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

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