Inspiring, beautiful, raw, ugly India

Tips for Traveling in Rajasthan, India I’ve recently remapped a journey I took in India back in 2007. For those new to my blog, I’m fairly well-travelled (although the list keeps growing). I have both slummed it as a backpacker on a 6-month adventure through South America & Europe and lived-it-up with luxury stays in […]

Kickboxing in Siem Reap

Loved this private kickboxing lesson at MRLY gym. Bakheng Road, Taphul Village, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia . https://mrly.business.site/

The Rise of Dark Tourism

A global travel trend that’s hard to swallow, dark tourism takes travellers to places that are identified with tragedy, suffering, death and destruction. These are destinations such as war zones, nuclear blast sites, genocide prisons, tombs – places that are eerie, dangerous, scary and often bizarre. Dark tourism takes us to places which are considered taboo […]

Does Volunteering Really Support NGO’s?

VOLUNTEER TOURISM, otherwise known as voluntourism and a form of charity tourism has exploded in popularity.  While it’s nice to be able to give back to those we deem less fortunate (it is a “feel good” activity, after all), we should also take a step back and ask if you’re doing more harm than good.  […]

Why are there so many different lists for the 7 Wonders of the World?

6 of the original Ancient 7 wonders of the world have been largely destroyed or have disappeared. New authors have attempted to redo the list based on present day observations. The Original 7 wonders of the world are now known as The 7 Ancient Wonders of the World but are essentially the original list. They […]

A Mile in Serey’s Shoes – Cambodian Rural Life 1/2 Day Experience

Wow, where to begin. I’ve been following the work of Free to Shine since January 2018 after seeing founder Nicky Mih, speak at an event in London. She is a compelling public speaker, and each time I have met Nicky since then, I have been so moved by her passion and dedication to her mission to keep […]

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