Hitch-sailing in Langkawi Malaysia

A typical day of hitch-sailing: fun + making a difference

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HitchSailing: spontaneous crewing on a strangers’ sailboat. Whether you have sailing experience or not, whether you contribute money or not, whether you found the boat in advance online or locally in the harbour. Some call it boathitchiking,…

Travel packing for the planet: What's in my eco friendly travel kit?

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The ultimate guide to your eco-friendly travel kit You want to travel light, compact and purposeful. But that’s not enough! Here are some considerations and recommendations for your ethical and eco-friendly travelkit. You want to support…

Travelling? 70 eco travel tips for a better planet

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Are you amongst the fortunate few to be able to travel? Lucky you! Now let’s make the most out of it! Not just for yourself but for the places and people that you’re visiting. Our travels can bring huge benefits to local communities.…

Eating tuna, responsible or not? | Ruta Del Atun | Tarifa

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Photo:  Tuna statue indicating the direction of the wind. Placed in different places along the 'Costa de la Luz' in 2013, when the first 'Ruta del Atun' took place. Eating tuna, responsible or not? This weekend is the 3rd edition of ‘Ruta…

Mountain Warehouse review of budget outdoor gear

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Mountain Warehouse review of camping gear To escape from the peak holiday invasion of the Spanish, Italians and Portuguese into Tarifa, I moved out of town in summer. I went camping equipped with Mountain Warehouse review camping items. So…

Ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia

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Photo:  ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony in Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia Fernando and William are preparing the chicken for the ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony, which means 'give food to the ancestors.' We're in the sao one, the most sacred part…

What is slow travel? And how you could! Part 2

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How to slow travel if you have only 20 days off per year? It’s not necessarily about the travel time you have. It's about the meaning you attach to the time you do have. That is slow travel. In my previous post I wrote about what slow…

The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What's it like?

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The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What's it like? And how to do the Apu Ausangate trekking yourself? 14 meter altitude I’m sitting in a coffee bar in Miraflores, Lima. I’m figuring out what adventurous things I should do…
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The Difference YOU make by spending local: 7 reasons

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'Buenos Dias Guapa!', Señor Pepe says while watching the TV from his home-trainer. He's wearing a T-shirt that says 'Aqui todo es muy bueno', meaning 'Here’s everything very good.' Pepe moves from his home-trainer to the counter where his…