Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Our Appointment With Life

Our Appointment With Life: Discourse on Living Happily in the Present Moment is a translation and commentary of the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone by Vietnamese Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. This sutra – or basic text of Buddhist scripture – is the earliest teaching of the Buddha on how to … Continue reading Books that have changed my outlook on travel: Our Appointment With Life

A response to Nomadic Matt’s post on animal abuse in the tourism industry

Famous travel blogger Nomadic Matt recently wrote a blog post on how to stop animal abuse in the tourism industry. As someone who’s deeply interested in the ethical dimension of travel, I was glad to see the post. He describes the scale of abuse, which depends on tourist money, and offers suggestions on ways to … Continue reading A response to Nomadic Matt’s post on animal abuse in the tourism industry

The ethics of haggling in a developing country

Backpackers might be some of the most frugal people you’re likely to meet. Whether it’s saving to travel, or booking flights and accommodation, or spending habits while on the road, budget travel for backpackers means valuable travel. The less you spend back home, or on accommodation and food whilst travelling, means travelling for longer, or … Continue reading The ethics of haggling in a developing country