Reasons why you should shop local

One of the most popular activities to partake in when traveling is shopping. During our travels, we frequently make purchases of many kinds, including food, apparel and accessories, souvenirs, and other items to bring back home. But were you aware that if you insist on buying local goods or handicrafts, you might have a beneficial influence not only on the …

What is crowdfunding?

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Social media and digital platforms are changing people’s lives in a way that has never been seen before, and crowdfunding is slowly becoming the new way to use them as tools to get through hard times and do well. Crowdfunding platforms have never made the power of the people so clear as they do now, whether it’s to survive a …

Why do you have to travel with local transport?

Travel with public transport

Indonesia’s natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance have made it a popular vacation destination for many years. Making the most of your time in this massive archipelago depends on how well you plan your travels. Find out how to travel across Indonesia using the many modes of public transportation available to you, from planes to ferries. Taking the bus, …

Why you should not give or buy from street children

The children that line the streets in many parts of Indonesia selling books, postcards, flowers, and jewelry and occasionally plain begging for money  are a familiar sight, and giving to them comes off as a natural and kind gesture; refusing to do so appears heartless and cruel. They’re impoverished, obviously in need, and so full of witty banter that you …

How to be a sustainable traveller while doing an Orangutan tracking in Sumatra

Sumatra is the biggest island in Indonesia and is home to three of the nation’s national parks, including Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. Sumatra is the only place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants coexist.In the eastern part of Gunung Leuser National Park, a favorite orangutan seeing area, Bukit …

Responsible tourism and the workers’ rights of porters in the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is often considered to be among the most rewarding and enjoyable hiking adventures that can be had anywhere in the world. You could be contemplating walking in the footsteps of the ancient Incas or making your way inside Machu Picchu for the first time, but we should pay attention to the people who are helping to make …

Sustainable Food Tourism in Labuan Bajo

Any human activity has a specific impact on Earth. We tend to use more than the earth can provide. As one of the fastest-growing businesses in the world, tourism has a tremendous influence on natural resources, consumer habits, pollution, and socio-economic systems especially in Indonesia. With a total of 4 million visitors in 2020, Indonesia will be the 44th most …

Homestay over Hotel; A Sustainable Way to Travel

As it has been in recent times, a few of the experiences that motivate travelers the most are heritage, natural environment, art and crafts, history of the land, culture-rituals, language, customs, and cultures of people in other lands. These are all things that travelers seek to learn about when they travel. The opportunity to witness and experience with other people …

Volunteering benefits

top 5 reason to be a volunteer

Volunteering provides a great experience for many different reasons and you might wonder what those are exactly. As you may know, our main focus is to make a positive impact with voluntourism. Therefore, we have a reasonable amount of experience that we have gathered through our programs and feedback regarding the benefits of volunteering. Here are the top 5 reasons …

Trashpackers: Turning Waste into a Global Movement

The Trashpackers

The Global Movement for Waste Clean-up From local NGOs to international movements: based on the mission – ‘responsible travel and volunteering’ – Think Volunteer closely follows successful initiatives that make a positive contribution to the local population. This same goal also goes for Tijmen Sissing (30), founder of the Trashpackers foundation which has created a sustainable impact and global movement. …