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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: How to Travel Responsibly in Burma

Now that Burma has begun to take it’s first cautious steps towards democracy, is it okay to travel there? In this week’s Tuesday Travel Tip, I’ll be looking particularly at the question of traveling to Burma. Is it safe and ethical for foreigners to go there? And if so, how can we as responsible travelers, use tourism to support the… [Read Full Article]
Myanmar News,Political Thoughts,Teacher Travel Tips,Vietnam Student Trips
Thursday, June 14th, 2012

25 Years of Isolation

Part I: The History Behind the Burma Travel BoycottBurmese Freedom Fighter Aung San Suu KyiApril 2012 was a landmark month for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma); as ex-political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, President Barack Obama dropped the 16-year US travel boycott against the country. Over the past 50 years, Burma had been one of the most… [Read Full Article]
Myanmar News,Political Thoughts,Teacher Travel Tips
Tuesday, June 05th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: Ethical Travel Photography

Student traveler in VietnamI'd been living abroad in Vietnam for three months and was having one of those days were the cacophony of a foreign culture was starting to grate on me. I had reached that point of romanticized nostalgia for the states that my very gut throbbed for home. I was whining to my friend over Skype about my… [Read Full Article]
Student Travel Tips,Teacher Travel Tips
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: Bargaining 101

Souvenir shopping goes hand-in-hand with travel, but when your adventuring through South America, Asia or Africa this process becomes a little more complicated than swiping your credit card. Haggling, even over small items, is not only expected, but also plays a big part in the cultures and everyday life of most of the world’s countries. Unless you plan on systematically… [Read Full Article]
Student Travel Tips,Teacher Travel Tips
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: Flying Affordably

With summer approaching and gas prices rising, many fear cheap airfare will be a thing of the past. But with a few tricks of the trade, finding affordable flights is still possible. In his article “8 Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Airfare,” US News reporter, Daniel Bortz gives readers the scoop on how to snag the best deals.  So to… [Read Full Article]
Student Travel Tips,Teacher Travel Tips