Ethical Travel: Latest Articles

Today is national coffee day! While you sip your decaf, non-fat soy latte, think about the fact that over 80 percent of Canadians drink coffee regularly, according to the Coffee Association of Canada, and in 2008 sales of coffee amounted to 16 percent of non-alcoholic beverage sales in Canada. So this just leaves the question: do you know where your coffee comes from?
There seemed to be a flood of bad news for everyone at Verge on Monday. 
Volunteering abroad can be extremely rewarding—but how can you be sure you're really helping?
Our photos can have a major effect on the people and places we visit. Here are some ways to help make it a positive one.
Thailand's tiger temple claims to be a wildlife sanctuary, but that's not why hundreds of tourists visit every day.
I have to admit I was skeptical about the Great Baikal Trail Association at first.  
Albert Koehl finds that, in Morocco, being a conspirator is sometimes part of the fun.
A fair-trade coffee cooperative in Nicaragua uses tourism to put much-needed dollars to work in their communities.
Tibetans fear that their culture will get derailed as the new train from China begins service to their region.
Julia Steinecke finds it easy to meet NGOs and community organizations, like Big Brother Mouse.
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