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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #5 Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Additionally, it has abundant deposits of diamond, gold, and other precious minerals. Unfortunately, it is a nation that has suffered from extreme poverty, with 70% of the population living in need. And although it is a beautiful country, it has had setbacks…

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Responsible tourism

3 Sustainable Travel Experiences to Support Women’s Rights

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In conjunction with this worldwide observance and other movements for women’s rights, we at Visit.org would like to share with travelers everywhere, how you can contribute to the important cause of equality as you explore the world. Not only is sustainable travel beneficial to locals (men and women alike) because it fosters economic development…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #4 Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Visit Kyrgyzstan for an unforgettable adventure! Bordered by China on the southeast, and Russia in the north, Kyrgyzstan is a remote, naturally beautiful country to travel to. The Kyrgyzstan people’s heritage is deeply-rooted in Russian history. Traditionally pastoral nomads, locals speak Kyrgyz and Russian. Immediately after Russian colonization in the 1900s, the locals in Kyrgyzstan were forced to abandon nomadic culture and…

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Impacters

Connecting Rural Himalayan Villages Through Ecotourism

Gaganpreet Singh, Leader at Mountain Homestays, describes how an eco-tourism initiative in Himalayas helps remote villages connect with the world in a responsible and sustainable way. As he explains, this objective is mainly achieved through promoting homestays, local handicrafts, and locally produced organic goods. Let’s get to know more about this incredible organization. 1. What led to the creation of…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism, Uncategorized

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #3 Colombia

Colombia
 Colombia has a multitude of natural landscapes, each special with defining characteristics; the Andes mountain range, the Pacific coastal region, and the Amazon Rainforest are just some of Colombia’s most astounding sights. But this nation has also had its struggles. For 39 years it has been involved in a drug war that has been considered one of the worst…

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Food

5 Meaningful Travel Experiences for Wine and Beer Lovers

Discover the world through sustainable wine and beer experiences. Through these Visit.org social impact activities, travelers can taste amazing spirits in a beautiful setting, all while learning about a new culture and benefiting the local community. Plan your impactful world wine and beer tour today! 1. Enjoy a Wine Tasting Exhibition to Support People with Special Needs Tulip Winery in Kfar Tikva,…

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Culture, Inspiration

Unique Destinations That Deserve More Visitors: #2 Swaziland

Swaziland Did you know that Swaziland is ruled by an absolute monarchy? Officially known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, the country has a history traveling as far back as the stone age. That’s almost 200,000 years of art and culture! Here are some reasons you won’t want to pass up this unique destination. Why You Want To Go Traveling to Swaziland…

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4 Adventure Dates for Travelers

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples — we also celebrate love for ourselves, our friends, and the world around us! But no matter how or with whom you spend it, make the day special by doing something unexpected. Here are four adventure dates you’re bound to fall love with. Camp Under the Stars Eco-alterNATIVE Tours is a social enterprise that gives…

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Human rights

3 Ways To Help Refugees Despite Trump’s Executive Orders

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has halted refugees, immigrants, and non-immigrants from entering the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Fortunately, people in the U.S. and abroad have the power to help contribute to migrant resettlement efforts. Here’s how: Be Informed The first step to getting involved is knowing the facts. Resources from the International Rescue Committee and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees can give you…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #1 Albania

Albania A part of the Ottoman Empire for 650 years, Albania fell under communist rule after World War I. In 1991, the country gained their independence. Against the landscape’s natural beauty, ancient and modern ruins are a visible reminder of the nation’s war-torn past. Here are some reasons why this off-the-beaten-path destination deserves more visitors. Why You Want To Go…

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