sustainable responsible travel and voluntourism in thailand with akha ama coffee

The Coffee Journey to the Village of Maejantai, Thailand: By Shannon O’Donnell

I never consciously chose to become an advocate for responsible travel. In my early years on the road, it seemed just as likely that I would advocate for volunteerism. But…

Guest Post: Chiang Mai, Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park with Celeste Tomasulo

My first thought when I booked my ticket to Thailand was, “I need to see the elephants!” Being up close and personal with these magnificent creatures is an experience that…

Drizzle Environmental Society: Empowering Canada’s Youth To Get Involved In Nature Conservation

Thanks to this Vancouver-based nonprofit, Canada’s young people are falling deeply in love with nature, and they’re banding together to fight for nature conservation in their communities. On the morning…

Responsible Tourism with Buffalo Tours

What We Mean When We Say “Change Travel, Change Lives”

Change travel, change lives – that’s what the Buffalo Tours team is all about this year. But what is responsible tourism, and what do we mean when we say “change…

Sustainable and Ethical Shopping with Sustainably Chic

Sustainably Chic – Changing the World One Shopper at a Time

Changing the world for the better can seem like an overwhelming task and no matter how much energy and desire you have, it can be difficult to know where to…

Social Entrepreneur Podcast - The Global Commute

Making a Positive Impact through Podcasting: With Alexandra Black-Paulick

Alexandra Black-Paulick is the host of the Positive Impact Podcast. Her fun-loving, insightful and contagious personality brings the stories of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and change makers to life. Alexandra believes…

Shop Social Enterprises with Cambio Market and The Global Commute

Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good. Shopping Social Enterprises with the Founders of Cambio Market

Gelaine and Jérôme are the founders of Cambio Market, an online marketplace full of handcrafted items made by social enterprises and social causes around the globe. By shopping on Cambio…

Sustainable Eco-Resorts for Ethical Luxury and Authentic Local Experiences in Thailand

Going Eco: Sustainable Eco-Resorts for Ethical & Authentic Local Experiences in Thailand

As a conscious traveler, it is important for you to travel in a sustainable way. But, you also want a great experience. You most definitely want to feel like you…

Travel Hacks this Holiday Season to Save Time, Money and Sanity

Traveling this holiday season? Want to save some money? Or, are you just curious about how to make flying and hotel stays a bit easier? Read on for my favorite…

social enterprise christmas gift guide - gifts that give back this holiday season

Buying Social: The Ultimate Gift Guide to Support Social Enterprises this Christmas

Tired of boring gifts? Want to find a creative gift from a trendy, local company with great products and even better causes? This guide showcases some of my favorites this…