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How to Budget Travel Responsibly, and Other Stories About Traveling Abroad

Liz Biscevic

If you've ever tried traveling ethically while on a budget, you probably know that it requires research and planning—both of which takes time. We hope to give you some of that time back with our travel stories and column that talk about the ethical dilemmas that can arise from country to country, discuss what it means to be a guest in someone else’s home, and argue the ethics around popular travel hacks. 

First off, can you even travel ethically while on a budget?

Art by Eli MIller

Art by Eli MIller

Traveling the world comes at a price, but a growing number of us know that sometimes you must pay a little more to maintain your moral compass or pass up an opportunity that isn’t going to benefit the place you’re visiting.

Thailand: Should you visit the Long Neck Tribes? 

Photo by Cristianna Saldanha

Photo by Cristianna Saldanha

When visiting Thailand, you may think a trip to see a so-called long-neck tribe village is a bucket list must, until you stop and wonder if the inhabitants of this real-life Westworld actually want foreign tourists wandering around their home like it's a cultural theme park.

Photo via Migrantours

Photo via Migrantours

Launched by an Italian tour company, and backed by the European Union, Migrantours introduce tourists and locals alike to the vibrant, diverse lives of migrants and refugees.

So, you want to teach English abroad for the free trip? 

Photo by Liz Biscevic

Photo by Liz Biscevic

Inexperienced, naïve foreign teachers: meet wealthy students who don’t give a damn.  

If, When, and Why You Should Haggle for Goods in Mexico

There’s obviously some merit to being able to successfully snag a good deal, but I was in a country where “inflated” prices were still considerably cheaper than anything I’d ever find in the States. At what point does bargaining stop being ethical? And should you haggle for goods in Mexico at all?

How to Travel in Barcelona When They (Really) Don't Want You There

Photo by Cristianna Saldanha

Photo by Cristianna Saldanha

If you’d like to avoid thousands of residents protesting your arrival to their city, we have a few ideas. Here's how to travel in Barcelona. 

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