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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 - [...]
Almost one billion people don't have access to clean drinking water. Katie Sorene at Tripbase would like to help fund freshwater wells and raise awareness about this worthy cause. That's why Tripbase has published the Best Kept Travel Secrets - a series of free e-books [...]
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.