As carefree and laid-back as it may seem to throw all caution to the wind and head out on a wing and a prayer, it often pays to plan for the best and prepare for the worst. Instead of reinventing the wheel, learn from others’ mistakes and heed the advice of those who have already been there. Here is where you’ll find tried and tested travel tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your visit, and make your trip as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Healthy Hydration - Drinking Water Treatment “Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted. They quietly understand” - Jimi Hendrix Not A Drop To Drink Many of us who are privileged enough to live in the developed world take many things for granted. Immediate access to clean drinking water is perhaps the most useful advantage to our health and welfare that can be desired. The fact that water is piped directly to our kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms is one thing. The convenience that hot water comes out of one faucet [...]
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” -Clifton Fadiman Responsible Selfishness Most of us travel to make ourselves better or browner, and our time and effort is used to learn, see and experience as much as we can. We travel to exotic places to benefit from the culture and surroundings, but do the local culture and environment benefit from our presence? Although we may leave some money in the local economy, we also leave the impression of being too rude, demanding, immature, opinionated, [...]
Give a hoot - don't pollute! Lend a hand - care for the land!" - Woodsy Owl Environmental Travel Environmental degradation is a serious global problem that cannot be ignored, especially when we travel. Although basic environmental awareness and protection may seem like afterthoughts in a western economy, they are enlightened by developing-world standards. Below are some socially conscious travel tips to help lighten your environmental footprint wherever you may be. Despite the tent card, straws are served with beverages in La Paz, Mexico Leave Some For The Fish Given the world’s dwindling supply of [...]