How To Be A Greener Traveller This Plastic Free July and Beyond

2018-07-16T17:28:42+07:00By |

How to be a greener traveller isn’t rocket science, it just involves making more conscious decisions about how you travel and learning how to say no to things like plastic. What better time to start than now, during Plastic Free July. We just returned from a quick trip to Bangkok where it’s hard not to …

Siem Reap Angkor Wat FAQs – Your Travel Questions Answered

2018-05-29T11:47:53+07:00By |

These Siem Reap Angkor Wat FAQs have come from readers of Grantourismo, our friends on social media and participants who have signed up for our Cambodia Culinary Tours and Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please leave your questions in the comments below and we’ll respond. This …

Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

2018-11-27T18:54:25+07:00By |

The American author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker was in Siem Reap recently for the UNWTO and UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. I chatted to her about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism in Cambodia. Elizabeth Becker kick-started her writing career in 1972 as a war correspondent …

Luxury Travel, Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism

2015-08-09T13:12:20+07:00By |

I’ve been reflecting upon luxury travel, sustainable travel and responsible tourism following a spate of sumptuous experiences, from Relais and Chateaux luxury lodges in New Zealand to a Borneo cruise on a super-yacht with Orion Expeditions, and an Orient Express Eastern & Oriental train journey. So why have these luxury travel experiences had me thinking about responsible tourism more than …

A Mekong River Cruise to Luang Prabang on the Luang Say Boat

2018-11-26T16:37:03+07:00By |

A Mekong River cruise is one of life’s must-do travel experiences as far as we're concerned and a languid three-day Mekong River Cruise to Luang Prabang on the Luang Say boat was the reason we’d flown from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and driven up to the Thai Border city of Houei Say. The Mekong River runs for …

The Art of African Beading

2018-05-03T13:23:44+07:00By |

“Beading has always been a part of Xhosa tradition and culture,” our guide Sabelo says on the way to our first stop on our African Beading Workshop with Cape Town tour company Andulela. Learning has been an important part of our grand tour this year and I knew as soon as we arrived in Cape …

Wild Jordan, A Green Journey Through the Desert Kingdom

2018-12-26T10:53:57+07:00By |

Not long before we settled into my family's home in Australia to plan our 2010 global grand tour, we did a three-week road trip through Jordan. It was our green journey through the red desert kingdom, as our goal was to test out Jordan's new eco-friendly experiences. Here's that story... Wild Jordan, A Green Journey Through the Desert Kingdom They …