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 [...]
After the Christchurch earthquake, the grassroots movement Blog4NZ was born, aiming to support New Zealand tourism after the earthquake. For 72 hours, travel bloggers from all over the world will tell stories about a country we love. Here's one of mine: After I had my youngest daughter, I used the [...]
With the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony coming up this weekend, Oslo is the obvious choice for this chapter in Magic of Cities. The focus will be free travel. That's right: low-budget, or rather no-budget, free Oslo attractions. Norway is not exactly famous for being a budget destination, so you might [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]