12 Tips for More Equitable Travel

How to match your vacation to your social justice values. Share a meal in a local household. Eatwith.com and Mealsharing.com connect travelers with people in host countries who love to entertain. Prices vary. Eight other guests and I recently paid $49 each, staying past midnight sharing food, wine, and conversation in the home of a French journalist covering the yellow vest protests in Paris. Saigon Hotpot sets up meals in university students’ homes as well as city and street food tours in Ho Chi Minh City. Trade off hosting. More than…

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain

If you’ve never read one of Anthony Bourdain’s books or watched one of his wonderful travel documentary shows, spend a few nights learning more about the world around us though his exciting journeys on this, June 25, #Bourdain Day. At the end of May, illustrious chefs Eric Ripert and José Andrés posted a call to action on chef Ripert’s Instagram page: @ericripert “IMPORTANT!! JUNE 25th – #BOURDAINDAY On this day we will celebrate the Life, Legacy & Birthday of our Dear Friend Anthony. Wherever you are & whoever you’re with,…

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My Ticket Store Adds Travel Platform

My Ticket Store a internet ticket sales and distribution company based in New York, owned by Guizerr has add a travel platform to become an entertainment & Travel platform. As a primary event ticket & travel package outlet, My Ticket Store gives ticket buyers an opportunity to pick and choose ticket packages at a discount most for US events & travel packages. The main website for My Ticket Store Entertainment & Travel can be found here. The Ticket Platform is located here. The Travel Platform is located here.

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‘I can’t believe I just did that’: Girl, 10, scales El Capitan

Selah Schneiter has become the youngest person to summit the famous rock face in the US’s Yosemite National Park. El Capitan was thought to be impossible to climb, before the first successful ascent in 1958 [File: Ben Margot/AP] El Capitan, a granite monolith in the United States‘s Yosemite National Park, has been a beacon to climbers for decades. Once considered impossible to climb, the 3,000-foot (914-metre) vertical rock wall has recently been scaled by its youngest-ever climber – a 10-year-old girl from Colorado. Selah Schneiter reached the summit via its…

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10 tips for solo travelers

An increasing number of individuals – especially women – are opting for solo travel With the weather warming, millions will don backpacks and rolling suitcases to embark on local, national and international trips. And an increasing number of individuals – especially women – are opting for solo travel, according to 2018-19 statistics by Solotravelerworld.com. Sandy McMurtry often travels solo for work and pleasure. Her job as academic coordinator and instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University takes her to conferences in places such as Panama. Her well-heeled tips for effective and efficient…

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Beyond Airbnb: Your Vacation Rental Options Just Got More Equitable

Co-op alternatives to Airbnb strive to offer short-term rentals that respect local communities. Pamela Balin Dochen owns a bed-and-breakfast in the Italian countryside. In February, she scrolled through Facebook and, in a group for vacation rental hosts, landed on a post about Fairbnb Co-op, a new Italy-based platform that is poised to be a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible alternative to the vacation rental site Airbnb. “I thought it was great because [it plans on] reinvesting [its] money to improve the social activities or the social economy in the…

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