Responsible Tourism

As we travel more & the world becomes closer, we all have to play our part in responsible tourism and respecting the planet and people. 

But what does responsible, eco, empowerment tourism all mean? Here I’ll try to collate the best examples, interviews and tips on the subject.

Safe travels,
Dan

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Lets talk Responsible Tourism…

Best Picks and Gifts for Eco Travellers

It's the time of year when you get bombed with gift guides. This year I'm scrapping the affiliate links and focusing on products supporting good in this world...
5th April 2018/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Agent Orange: The true face of Poverty in Vietnam?

Coming face to face with the ongoing damage from Agent Orange and similar in Vietnam was heartbreaking, yet, heartwarming as well. A story of bonding, coffee and understanding the start of my change in the world...
28th October 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Is Voluntourism Bad?
Not when it looks like this…

'And that's how I became a qualified doctor.'
The pride and struggle in Carlas voice was warm and genuine as she recalled the life that had led her to be sat here. Sat in front of our 40 stunned and silent faces which clung on to every word.
21st September 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

The Golden Triangle with a Twist

The golden triangle which makes up Agra, Delhi and Jaipur is one of the most famous routes to travel in India. But how can you make it unique? How much of an insight into India do we really want?
1st June 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Brain Hemorrhages and Bucketlists

“I was in a coma. 10% chance of making it. My memory was deemed gone.” - We throw around the word Bucketlist these days, but what happens when you get the second chance to write it? How does it lead you to the slums of Delhi?
10th March 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

11 easy eco tourism steps to start today…

Say Ciao to Chopsticks! Ready to come across all save the world? Here are eleven easy steps that are so easy you can play eco warrior in your sleep...
11th February 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

What is responsible tourism?

Eco, sustainable, respectful, green... Responsible tourism comes with a whole host of hashtags these days, but what does it actually mean? I asked some of the blogging world for their take on it as I make this the year to #PayItForward
7th January 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

A date with Douk

Douk is a business owner in Siem Reap. Douk gave me gifts. Douk works like a trooper and tragically has no arms. A little lesson in judging 'beggars' and getting off your ass...
7th October 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Bali: Beautiful or Beyond Repair?

Love it or hate it? There are two camps when it comes to Bali. From trashed beaches and trashy nightclubs to black sands, incredible culture and never ending natural beauty. Three visits gave me plenty of insight...
3rd September 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Animals vs Tourists: Responsible tourism

The thing is, I like to believe anyone wealthy or clever enough to book a ticket can also do a bit of research as to what animal cruelty is. Let me share with you why that elephant selfie or 'well behaved' big cat just ain't right.
12th August 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

On Safari in Sri Lanka

A Safari in Sri Lanka allows you to get up close to Elephants in the wild as well as a whole host of animal life. Welcome to Minneriya National Park.
4th August 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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