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4 Responsible Wildlife Experiences in Costa Rica

One of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Costa Rica is an animal lover’s paradise. It’s home to more than half a million plant and animal species and the wildlife spotting opportunities are abundant year-round. The country is home to a variety of habitats and it’s the poster child for eco-tourism. In fact, a … Read more

building at night in Pecherskyi District, Kyiv, Ukraine

5 Meaningful Community Experiences in Ukraine

Travelling in Ukraine offers so many distinctive experiences to visitors. Not only is the country beautiful, but it is also filled with rich cultural heritage, ethnic groups, and colourful history. Ukraine is an up-and-coming, off the beaten path destination that people are just beginning to discover. Since it’s still relatively untouched, it’s full of unique, … Read more

Indigenous totem pole carving

4 Ways Supporting Indigenous Tourism can have a Positive Impact

Like so many Canadians, I’ve been saddened by the news of the children found buried on residential school grounds across Canada. I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t understand the depth of the residential school system. I didn’t understand the devastation it has had and continues to have on the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. There were … Read more

Orphanage Trafficking – It’s time to stop it!

In 2019 I had the pleasure of travelling to Nepal with a group of travel agents for education with Intrepid Travel. What an incredible experience! Beyond the obvious excitement that comes with travelling to a new country; meeting the people, seeing the sights, tasting the food, there was a very specific “purpose” and educational component … Read more

Sustainable Travel with Wilderness Safaris

I recently spent three weeks travelling in Africa having some of the most amazing and fulfilling sustainable travel experiences of any of my travels to date. Let me share with you a little about why this trip was so different and so special to me. For the first nine days, I travelled with Wilderness Safaris. … Read more

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