Social Scenes: Queensland

When we were in Brisbane, watching cricket, we took the opportunity to explore what is available to tourists by way of Social Enterprises. We always want to make sure our money supports the local community and found some really cool restaurants and cafes.

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Let's Become Explorers...

I have always been one for traveling but was it initially exploring or to delay the inevitable intrusion of the real world into my life? I now realise that true exploration comes from connection and traveling slowly. 

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Small Sustainable Actions - It Matters!

Feeling overwhelmed by the environmental problems facing our planet? Well, here are 10 ways in which you can make small adjustments for BIG change. Written by our first guest-blogger, sustainability afficionado and awesome sister: Sofia Wigren. 

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Kumano Kodo: Modern Pilgrims on an Ancient Route (Part 2)

The part in which we embark on the second section of the Kumano Kodo trail, the less explored Kohechi route. We get into the rhythm of up, up, up and down, down, down, cups of tea on mountains, and encounters with a more isolated and rural Japan. 

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How Art Saved The Day

Can art really have an impact? Can it really transform society? Well, we found a place that shows that it can. We spend a couple of days on a small island in Japan where modern art has revived a declining community. This is a true fairytale of how art saved the day through tourism.

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Social Scenes - Thailand

We checked into Ma:D Hub in Bangkok and met its founder Gift to find out more about Thailand's growing Social Enterprise Scene. From hostels to stay in, where your stay betters the city, to local tours and clothing companies that impact their communities. You can definitely enrich your travel experience by buying social. Watch to learn how...

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The Journey to a Purposeful Pho

We chat to our dear friend and inspiration Jaki about her Vietnamese supper club that raises money for orphaned and kidnapped children in Vietnam. Watch the video for a true feel good moment. This is a woman full of purpose!

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