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Vietnam Vacation: Your #GlobalLocal Answers Your Questions About Experiences You Can Have

Vietnamese on a park bench in Hanoi, Vietnam, vietnam vacation travel for good, image source Lukasz Saczek 36808

I have just returned from my Vietnam vacation. It was my first time there, so I would say my trip was an overview to gather intel on what you can incorporate into your own trip. I looked for experiences around the interests of history, architecture, relaxation, ecotourism and adventure.

You may have questions about my vacation and want ideas for yours. Photo by Lukasz Saczek on Unsplash (more…)

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Hanoi Vietnam Food Culture: The Story of a Restaurant with a Heart – Part 2

owners of Hanoi Food Culture restaurant in Hanoi Vietnam

Did you already read the first part of my Hanoi travel for good story? Then you already know that I was invited to go on a G Adventures National Geographic tour to explore its charity arm, Planeterra as a luxury travel advisor with a certification in Sustainability and Responsible Tourism. And you know that this Hanoi Vietnam story is all about food, sustainability, and #GlobalLocal.

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Hanoi Travel for Good: The Story of a Restaurant With a Heart – Part 1

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson on her Hanoi travel sustainable tourism tour

On a recent Hanoi travel for good trip, I spent 4 days exploring this bustling (some would say chaotic) city.  Not only was I seeking culturally immersive experiences, I was looking for ways to give back to the locale. And, frankly (did I mention Hanoi is, um, busy?), I wanted a navigator in the maze of ancient streets and alleyways and through the ever-beeping rush of motorbikes.

One way I did this was in hiring local guides. The guides I work with are community members and have expertise in whatever I want to explore. In Hanoi, my interests were food, the colonial period, changes from the communist era to today, and shopping.

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Vietnam Travel: The Joy of the Unexpected – A Personal and Life-Changing Experience

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson with one of the outstanding students from the Planterra Foundation's "Oodles of Noodles" Project, helping students to have brighter futures through sustainable and life-changing Vietnam travel

I have just returned from my G Adventures Vietnam travel as an #AmbassadorofChange2017 where I was sent “on assignment” to Vietnam on one of the most eye-opening and life-changing trips. Although I have many great partners with whom I had worked for Vietnam trips for my clients, this was my first time there. So I was expecting a deeply cultural exploration from the journey, especially since this was a National Geographic trip, and boy, did I ever experience that!

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How to Plan Luxury Family World Travel with Kids

family who planned a luxury family trip, finally sitting in front of the Northern LightsWith the right planning, your international luxury family travel CAN be fun, relaxing, stress-free. Helping our kids become global citizens through travel is one of the best gifts we can give them. We are increasingly aware that in today’s reality of the Internet and global economy, our children’s success depends on understanding different cultures and how to collaborate with people from different backgrounds.

Luxury family travel from the youngest age has many benefits for their futures:

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Ethical Tourism: How Luxury Travel Leads the Way to Making the World Better Place

At Singita Grumeti, a 350,000-acre reserve in Tanzania, the Environmental Education Centre that educates the community’s next generation of leaders on the importance of a balanced, sustainable ecosystem and from it a viable economic option through controlled and ethical tourism. Courtesy of Singita

Courtesy of Singita

What is ethical tourism? The UN has declared 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development — an entire year dedicated to reminding us that tourism just isn’t about seeing the sites: it’s about connecting with local people and local cultures, minimizing our impact on the environment, and growing local economies It is about growing peace through understanding. Basically, we can make a difference in each other’s lives no matter where we are in the world.

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