• Fair Tourism

    November 1, 2017

    Reading a study from a large international organizations is a bit like reading a travel brochure – a cursory examination will give you a basic idea of what’s going on, but if you take time to dig into the details, you’ll find a world of nuance. Okay, that’s a pretty awful metaphor, but bear with us here. We just got

  • To Go or Not to Go: Assessing Travel Advisories

    September 27, 2017

    Most trips can be summed up – very roughly – as follows: buy a ticket, pack your bags, land in The Place, and head off to explore. And usually it’s all well and good, as it should be. Unfortunately, the world went and got itself complicated, and there are some countries dealing with issues that don’t make themselves very amenable

  • The Sacred Hilltribes of Southeast Asia

    September 5, 2017

    Southeast Asia is rich in tribal societies, ancient customs, and traditional culture. Over the centuries, almost every tribe or group of people in Southeast Asia has migrated to or from somewhere, bringing their unique languages and traditions with them. Most have assimilated into the local cultures, but some have not, existing as islands amid the rushing currents of the modern

  • Three Travel Trends for 2017

    August 2, 2017

    It’s always hard to pin down a ‘trend’, especially in a fast-moving industry like travel. By the time one trend has peaked over here, it’s dying out over there, being replaced by a new one that came from way over there. But when you travel as often as we do and talk to as many savvy folks as we try

  • Solo Female Travel Advice

    July 21, 2017

    There’s nothing more liberating than traveling on your own. Going where you want, when you want, and doing what you want to do, how you want to do it are incredible moments of discovery and self-empowerment. But when you’re a woman traveling alone, precautions need to be taken that groups or solo male travelers usually don’t have to worry about.