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 […]

Scars of the Khmer Rouge: S21 & The Killing Fields

To understand present-day Cambodia you really have to understand its recent dark history. WARNING: This blog contains sensitive subject matter that WILL BE upsetting.  It is difficult to understand how we as human beings can do this to each other and what scares me the most is that we don’t seem to learn from these […]

A Rural Village Walk & Cambodian Prison

I feel so fortunate to have spent two weeks with This Life Cambodia. I’m blown away my the impact they have made in Cambodia since being established in 2007. Before I explain some of the life-changing work I was lucky enough to observe, I need to explain the story of how Billy Gortor founded this […]


Cambodia here we come! A few years ago, my marketing agency, Brandlective, decided to commit to doing something bigger for the world.  We wanted to do something beyond our day-to-day tasks so we set out to become a purpose-driven business.  During our research we came across the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and felt particularly […]

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