Voluntourism

Voluntourism: despite good intentions, paying to volunteer can sometimes have unintended negative consequences. In this blog we discuss the pros and cons.

Bangkok’s Surprising Aviation History

For a city that acts as one of Asia’s – indeed, the world’s – most important transportation hubs, you would think that Bangkok would have a large number of airports.

How to teach children to observe and respect the cultures you’re visiting.

Children take cues from their parents for most aspects of life. That applies to travel and behaviour in new situations, too. We can ensure our children become good travellers who respect the people whose countries they’re visiting by teaching them a few basic rules of travel. There are four tips, easily applied to any situation […]

Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up

Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up Myanmar is a land that’s been essentially cut off from the world for the better part of five decades. Over the past few years, much has been written about its first official steps into the 21st century as the military slowly (sloooowly) loosens control on media, politics, […]