Interpersonal Connections And Personal Transformations In Mongolia


When we set off for Mongolia this November we had no idea what to expect. Mongolia has been on our list of places to visit for years because it seemed to be a place with wild landscapes and interesting culture. But we both prefer to hold no expectations when we visit a new country and … Continue reading Interpersonal Connections And Personal Transformations In Mongolia

Over Tourism Part 2: What Can We Do About It?


If you have not read our previous post about the effects of over tourism, I highly recommend you  give it a read. We took a deep look at some of the negative effects of Over Tourism on local communities and talked about why they occur. Today we will dive into some ways that travelers  and … Continue reading Over Tourism Part 2: What Can We Do About It?

Over Tourism Part 1: What Is It And How Does It Impact Places And People?


As 2018 comes to a close many people are planning their travel for the next year. During this time there has been a lot of conversation about over tourism and how it is affecting all the wonderful places we all love traveling to. At TLA HQ we thought we would take this chance to start … Continue reading Over Tourism Part 1: What Is It And How Does It Impact Places And People?

Transformational Travel Is Not A Punch Line


I recently saw a video online that was poking fun at some traveler stereotypes that I found amusing, but it also got me thinking. In this video the character was making fun of a fictional “traveler” who was saying things like “I just want to experience local culture and immerse myself” but would then step … Continue reading Transformational Travel Is Not A Punch Line