Here at Sophie’s World we’re passionate about animal welfare. It’s perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren’t quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for animal welfare reasons, none of us use cosmetics from companies […]
The cool website Green Global Travel has introduced a series called Travel Bloggers Give Back, asking travel bloggers to write about their favourite charitable organsation. In short, we’re being challenged to use our blogs to make a difference. Can’t say no to that now, can I? Médecins Sans Frontières My preferred humanitarian organisation is MSF, […]
On my old blog, I touch upon the issue of the Bedoun (although mostly my ignorance of the matter). This is what I wrote then – from the observation deck of Kuwait Towers: I’m soon joined by the only other westerner here. A journo from a Central European country, he is there to cover the […]
I have been to Japan only once, more than 10 years ago, and only for three days, so I can’t claim to know the country well. Yet, like everyone else, I want to help in any little way I can. UN aid worker and fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel is passionate about Japan. He […]
Heard of Passports with purpose? No? Well, here’s the skinny: “Passports with Purpose is an annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser. In 2009, 90 bloggers participated and raised almost USD 30 000 to build a school in Cambodia. This year, USD 50 000 will be raised – to build an entire village in Tamil Nadu, India through […]
Earlier this week, an earth quake measuring 7 plus on the Richter’s scale hit Haïti. Instead of posting a travel photo on Friday, I’m doing a little bit to bring attention to how we can help.
Passports with Purpose is an annual travel blogger get-together for charity. This year they are teaming up with the non-profit organizations American Assistance for Cambodia and Japan Relief for Cambodia to build a school in rural Cambodia. The bloggers have procured prizes and every donation of USD 10 buys you a raffle ticket to the […]