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A Foodie’s Dream Come True in Hanoi

Nowadays travel is more and more becoming about the food experience. People are willing to walk, drive, and fly for a strange dish or a unique dessert.  So if you’re a dedicated foodie and traveler — the next place for you to go on a journey to Hanoi. The capital of Vietnam is known as one of the greatest cities…

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5 Tips for How to Eat Like a Local While Traveling

Many travelers are looking to have an immersive and authentic trip and experience life like a local. So, what better way than by eating the local foods? Instead of heading to big chains or restaurants that tourists flock to, get the real experience. Eat like a local and discover the local culture through food. Read on to find Visit.org’s 5…

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How Tourism Supports Indigenous Mapuche Artisans in Chile

Paula Vlamings visited the Chol-Chol Foundation in Chile, which allowed her to contribute to a project that promotes sustainable economic development for hundreds of indigenous artisans in the Mapuche community. Let’s get to know a little more about Chol-Chol through Paula’s experience. Paula is part of our ambassador program*. 1. Could you tell us a little bit more about your…

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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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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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Fashion Culture: Creative Expression All Over the Globe

From remote, indigenous communities to big cities, the crafting of clothes forms an essential part of the identity of a place. To witness just how integral fashion is to a culture, travel somewhere you have never heard of or been to before! Through Visit.org, you can travel the world by touring organizations who will give you a unique experience, where…

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Trekking in Tanzania with Tupande Usambara Lushoto

Trekking through the Usambara mountains in Tanzania is worthwhile experience as you get to know a local culture while surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains. In the village of Lushoto, there are many tour companies that offer hiking and outdoors activities in Usambara. But I decided to take a chance on sustainable tourism and went with the organization Tupande Usambara Lushoto. In addition to offering all these…

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Preserving Peru’s Artisanal and Cultural Heritage in the Lurín District

One woman’s visit to the Lurín district of Lima,  the birthplace of the region’s artisanal crafts.   By Visit.org ambassador Jenny Patsy   I want to talk about my first experience with an artisan’s initiative Ichimay Wari in Lurín, Peru.  The community-based cooperative is situated in the suburbs of Lima and is an association of artisans mainly from Ayacucho, who settled…

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Top 5 Things To Do in Rio During the Olympic Games

Step outside the Olympic stadium and experience everything Rio has to offer with Passaporte Verde The Olympics are less than a month away. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world will flock to Rio de Janeiro to watch the games, dance to samba, and suntan at beaches. But while Rio is known for its Christ the Redeemer statue…

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