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Travel Bloggers’ Favorite “Shithole” Countries: Why Trump Got it Wrong

"Shithole" countries

“Why are we having people from all these shithole countries come here?” These words of wisdom which recently spewed from President Trump’s mouth were directed at Haiti, El Salvador, and the entire continent of Africa. Not much this guy says can surprise me anymore, but this one actually made me gasp out loud. So I took my outrage to social media (as one does). When I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share stories of their favorite “shithole” countries with…

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Atherton Tablelands road trip
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2017 in the Rearview Mirror (and What’s Next for 2018)

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back on an amazing year of travel and getting excited for another one to come! While Aaron is more the fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants type, I’m a BIG planner and lover of lists. In fact, even before we had…

One of the nurses of Uganda working in a refugee camp
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Local Faces: The Nurses of Uganda

  The Pagirinya Health Center in Adjumani, Uganda where I’m currently volunteering is busy. The small center (more like a clinic by American standards) serves 30,000 people, most of them refugees fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan. The clinic’s resources are limited but…

SLoth SLeeping at the Jaguar Rescue Center near Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Our Favorite Ethical Animal Encounters

It’s no secret: We’re animal lovers. Our dog sleeps in our bed, we swerve wildly to avoid squirrels in the road, and our messenger apps are full of videos with titles like “Kangaroo and Monkey: Best Friends!” So whenever we travel to a new…

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Swimming with Whales on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

  Seeing the Great Barrier Reef was at the top of our must-do list from the moment we started planning to visit Australia.  With global warming destroying the reef even more rapidly than scientists had expected, we knew this would likely be our last…

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8 Ethical Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation

First of all, what exactly do we mean by ethical travel? As any of us who are lucky enough to get to explore the world know, travel is a great privilege – and therefore a great opportunity which we can either seize or miss. Every…

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