At the end of your vacation in Southeast Asia, you gaze longingly at the the deep, cerulean horizon. The real world seems impossibly far away, and you'd give anything for one more day in this paradise...
Alila Hotels has paired your extra day with a program designed to benefit their community, so you get up to three more days in paradise and an easy way to contribute to the local economy, aiding the sustainability of the culture and environment.
In our quest to unite you with the best in travel blogs, we’ve continued our search for bloggers who bring something unique to the online travel community and do the Global Basecamps’ travel philosophy proud! Keith Savage of Traveling-Savage.com caught our attention with his passion for experiential travel and pragmatic approach to achieving it: he will spend one month absorbing the culture of a country, return home for 3 months to write, reflect, and reconnect with his wife & 3 cats, and then start the whole process anew in a different locale. And in case you are wondering, Traveling Savage isn’t just a play on his name; it is an expression of his traveling mantra - To travel savagely is to embrace with open arms the entire voyage, to cast aside conceptions – even your old self, if necessary – so that you can find your savage and exuberant core.
Jet lag: many travellers are confronted with it, few have learned how to efficiently conquer it. Whether you're affected for hours or days, suffering from a lack of sleep and a drastic time change can make the transition into a new place difficult and your first few experiences less than enjoyable.
First of all; make a list. Then cross off half of what you wrote down. Everything you bring should fit in one bag, and the one bag shouldn’t be bursting at the seams. If you have two of something, bring one. If you might need it, you don’t. If you think you really need it, you probably still don’t. If you’ll die without it, okay – bring it.
When the strongest earthquake in Haiti in over 200 years hit just west of Port-au-Prince, it left 3 million people in need of emergency aid. As native Haitians and visitors remain engulfed in the struggle to rebuild, the rainy season is descending upon Haiti and making it even more difficult for those that lost their homes and belongings in the destruction after the earthquake.