It comes to no surprise to me that Americans are leading the way with the fewest days of mandated time off. Unlike every other developed nation in the world, the U.S. has no mandated number of days off for employees. About one-fourth of American workers get no paid vacation at all. Those whose employers offer … Continue reading Traveling Is More Than Just Fun, It Is Good For Your Health
At Travel Life Adventures a main focus of our core work is to bring community based, ethical, responsibly sourced tourism programs to communities around the world. In this work we seek out places where indigenous and traditionally under-represented populations can benefit from and engage with tourism in a positive way. We believe wholeheartedly that tourism … Continue reading Centering Indigenous Voices In Travel And Politics
Right now in the travel industry and among travelers there is more and more discussion about the topic of over-tourism. Some argue it isn’t really happening, others argue its not bad, others say there is nothing we can do about it To me this is not really a debate, it is happening and it is … Continue reading We Can Combat Over Tourism If We Open Our Mind
Most of us have a choice when we decide to leave home and go somewhere new. We have choice on where we go and what we do, how we get there and where we stay when we are there. I usually try not to place people in categories or create opposition where there doesn’t need … Continue reading Travel Or Holiday: Is There A Difference?
As with any narrative it is important to remember that reducing a country, a people, a culture, a place to a single story is at best incomplete and at worst dis-empowering. Mongolia is no different, the stories of this land are as varied as the people and landscapes themselves. That being said, the challenge that … Continue reading Mongolia: A Toxic Warning Or A Beautiful Opportunity?