Inspiration, Responsible tourism

How One Visit.org Customer Made a Lasting Impact in Ethiopia

Retired American doctor, Peter Schwartz, was looking for a meaningful way to spend the free hours of his five-day stay Ethiopia. He had been invited to speak at a medical ethics conference, and wanted to interact with local culture in an immersive and authentic way. After some internet research, he stumbled upon Visit.org’s Addis Ababa Food Tour. The tour, like…

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Impacters, Team

Q & A with a Visit.org Ambassador: Lourdes Chuquipiondo

Lourdes Chuquipiondo, from Peru, is the founder of placeOK blog and one of our ambassadors. Let’s meet her!   When did the blog start, and how? We launched it in February 2013. We had the idea during a trip to Argentina to celebrate my sister’s 15th birthday. Walking through the Mar del Plata streets, my sister Nicola and I realised…

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Tips for Traveling with Friends

July 30 is the United Nation’s International Day of Friendship. This day celebrates the importance of friendship and particularly, its ability to build bridges between different communities. This week Visit.org is celebrating our friends near and far. We love to share our passion for social impact travel. So, who better to travel, and make an impact, with than your friends? While…

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Responsible tourism, Travel tips

You’ve got to go to Togo

Although Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, it is still referred to as the “land of small miracles” to some and to others “miniature Africa”. And this isn’t because of stuff it’s lacking, but rather what it’s packing. Why Togo? In Togo you can find beaches, on the Gulf of Guinea, lined with coconut and palm trees….

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Responsible tourism, Travel tips

Mass Tourism Vs. Sustainable Tourism

As extreme traveler and sustainable tourism advocate Jean-Philippe Platroz says, we as a society “cannot continue to develop mass tourism.” This seems like a radical statement. Especially with the consistent popularity (and convenience) of cruise liners, hotel tour packages, and international beach parties. In fact, mass tourism has doubled in twenty years despite the economic crisis. However, travel experts are now claiming…

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#MoreThanATourist, Food

A Foodie’s Dream Come True in Hanoi

Nowadays travel is more and more becoming about the food experience. People are willing to walk, drive, and fly for a strange dish or a unique dessert.  So if you’re a dedicated foodie and traveler — the next place for you to go on a journey to Hanoi. The capital of Vietnam is known as one of the greatest cities…

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Israel Itinerary: From the Sea of Galilee to Haifa

From the Sea of Galilee to Haifa, take the high road as you travel through the north-west of Israel. This Israel itinerary will allow travelers to explore this incredibly diverse and beautiful country.  From hiking to historic synagogues to white sand beaches, there is truly something for every type of traveler in Israel. So, check out Visit.org‘s Israel itinerary for the…

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#MoreThanATourist, Culture, Food, Travel tips

5 Tips for How to Eat Like a Local While Traveling

Many travelers are looking to have an immersive and authentic trip and experience life like a local. So, what better way than by eating the local foods? Instead of heading to big chains or restaurants that tourists flock to, get the real experience. Eat like a local and discover the local culture through food. Read on to find Visit.org’s 5…

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Fun Facts, Inspiration, Travel tips, Uncategorized

Seasonal Travel: Best Trips to Fit Your Adventure Needs

Every person has a different schedule with work and other various factors that impede their freetime. So, while most families utilize school breaks or the summer for family travel, many other people book trips during other seasons to avoid high season prices and crowds. If you’re looking for a seasonal travel experience further abroad or closer to home, with cold…

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