14 reasons—plus many more photos—to try voluntourism in Thailand

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put great effort into voluntourism (community-based tourism) in their country, and success has been the result. Supported by groups Local Alike, responsiblevacation.com, STA Travel, Matador Network, and more, the TAT has made experiencing Thailand in a unique, community-minded way both manageable and affordable. So stretch your philanthropic wings, […]

Koh Lanta, Southern Thailand’s Secret Gem

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My boyfriend Peter and I had no idea what to expect. We felt beaten down by the previous major cities like Tokyo and Bangkok, and were relieved to find some rest for the weary upon making it to the Phi Phi Islands by route of chaotic Phuket.  Koh Lanta is 27 km long and 12 km […]

Saruni Samburu, Rift Valley, Kenya

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Hiya! Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, reporting live from a crazy storm rolling right over Joy’s Camp in the Shaba Conservancy in Northern Kenya. I have over 600 photos in the first couple days of my trip!  The selection below has been carefully edited for your viewing pleasure to give you just a taste of […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai is a city with heart, and I left part of mine there. A sweet sentiment pervades – maybe it’s the temples and the abundance of monks and novices (young monks in training). Or maybe it is the sensitive elephants at the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp and the humble indigenous people. I was mesmerized […]