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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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A Luxury Eco Safari Can Save The World – How You Can Choose to Travel for Good

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson with national park rangers in the Kruger national park on her luxury eco safari tour

Did you ever go on a luxury eco safari? I used to love to primitive camp. Put me out in the woods with barely a tent, and I was happy to be connected to nature. I learned the principles of Leave No Trace which taught me more than I wanted about minimal impact on the land and to flora and fauna. My favorite experience was a backcountry backpacking trip in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming when I was 16.

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Jordan Travel, Your Perfect Luxury Adventure Vacation and Destination

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson on her Jordan travel hiking trip

When I first went on a Jordan travel adventure 2 years ago, my imagination was filled with images of war, societal oppression, destruction, anti-Semitism, and a people hostile to Americans. This was fed by my own ignorance of the area, and frankly, by my own government and news media.

But, upon landing in Amman, I immediately realized Jordan is NOT what I had been watching on TV. I had already known this about other countries in which I lived: Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Rather that situating it in the Middle east, I like to refer to Jordan as the Near East, because it is just over the border from Israel.

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