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3 questions you should ask yourself whenever you read or watch something about the global South

As a responsible traveller, you may want to prepare yourself by reading books or blogs about or from the country you are going to. Or you are watching some movies to get to know more about your destination. 728 more words


Why now is the time to visit Burma

“Now’s the time to visit Burma – because soon it will have changed.” Such has been the sentiment so often expressed since Burma opened its doors to the outside world in 2010. 631 more words


Is it safe to travel to Burma? Ethics and unrest in 2015

In recent months we have seen a fantastic rise in public interest in travelling to Burma, which is great news for the country and its people.  1,684 more words


Simple Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Ladakh.

Exactly one year ago, I was lost amid the dramatic, barren, snow-capped Himalayas of Ladakh. I acclimatized myself to the high altitude at an eco-luxury camp on the shores of the mighty Indus, hitch-hiked along remote villages in western Ladakh, introspected at a nunnery, witnessed a grand traditional welcome for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, hiked through surreal landscapes, met a tight work deadline on the steps of a monastery (the only place I could find 2G internet!), rode in rickety buses, and partook in the wisdom of Buddhist monks. 1,417 more words


Dahab Defender: Dive Urge

It’s been awhile since we’ve nominated a Dahab Defender, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t out there doing some amazing things. Just that we here at Don’t Mess with Dahab have been a little busy with other projects. 767 more words

Plastic Pollution

The Ghaf tree - The National Tree of the United Arab Emirates

The Ghaf tree is an extraordinary, evergreen tree that grows in the tough desert environment, surviving in extremely droughty circumstances with rainfall as low as 100mm annually. 115 more words

United Arab Emirates

10 Ways to Be a Responsible Traveler

You don’t need to be a full-time traveler to jump on the sustainability bandwagon. Follow these guidelines, and you will be well on your way to a life of responsible travel. 6 more words