ethics, Myanmar, travel

Thoughts on Being an Ethical Traveller Part 2

Social impacts of travelling are important but can be complex. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller.

adventure, climate change, pollution, travel

Thoughts on Being An Ethical Traveller – Part 1

What is an ethical traveller? I my last blog I posed a series of questions and dilemmas I had encountered during my recent trip to Myanmar. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller. To me, being this means aspiring to travel in both a social and environmentally responsible manner.

adventure, ethics, travel

What Is An Ethical Traveller?

During my most recent sojourn to Myanmar, I thought about what it means to be an ethical traveller. As a person who strives to live a responsible life - both environmentally and socially, is it possible to continue this as a tourist? While on holiday, these aspirations don't disappear for me, but the challenges are sometimes different and the boundaries between 'right' and 'wrong' become blurred.

environment, natural disasters, travel, water

Eight Months of Rain

The Asian monsoon season presents inconveniences, challenges and major disruptions. Our climate is changing. How might future events such as flooding affect you and your community?

adventure, Human rights, Myanmar, travel

Is it Ethical to Travel to Myanmar?

After my recent trip to Southern Myanmar, I discuss the ethics of travelling to country with current conflict.

adventure, Human rights, Myanmar, travel

Deciding to go to Myanmar

Exploring reasons for deciding to travel to Myanmar and what I discovered about the people, culture and food.

food, nature, plastic, pollution, sustainability, travel, waste

The Quest for the Reusable Straw

I finally found it! A reusable metal straw sitting atop the ultimate refreshing tropical drink. My taste buds and sustainability brain rejoice! But that's not all. I've also found a place that uses biogas produced from food waste to cook the most glorious vegetarian food without the obligatory spoonfuls of sugar and msg found elsewhere; food… Continue reading The Quest for the Reusable Straw