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
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?
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?
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
I have worked in or been involved in the nonprofit world for the better part of 10 years. My husband and I founded and ran a nonprofit of our own working in community mobilization programs in East Africa and I worked in community tourism and eco-tourism nonprofits before as well. From this experience I know for … Continue reading It Is Time To Expect More From Nonprofits: Part 1