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In the Kitchen with TERN Magazine at Hostelling International Canada

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This was a recent interview I did with Hostelling International Canada’s online publication TERN. I’ve traveled around the world and stayed in  many of their properties. We love this International organization because it really inspires the best of what travelling is about – friendship, tolerance, understanding, peace, responsible tourism, caring, giving back to community and much more! Follow this link to read my interview. http://tern.travel/kasha-slavner/

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How to Make Earth Day Travel Choices Everyday: Guest Post for Greyhound

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http://bloggreyhound.com/how-to-make-earth-day-travel-choices-everyday-a-diary-by-kasha-sequoia-slavner/ Kasha Slavner, the 17 year-old filmmaker and writer behind The Global Sunrise Project knows being a good steward of the environment is an integral part of becoming a good global citizen. After her trip from Toronto to New York City we asked her to share why she felt taking the bus is so important for the environment. It has become a tradition every March break for the past four years that my mom and I travel…

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HI USA Connects Travellers to What Matters

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As I head back to the United Nations next month, I think about the positive and negative impacts of  travel on the world. With travel being such a large industry, people have the power to choose the impact they can have. Hostelling International is a global organization of world wide hostels who have had a focus on sustainable and responsible travel since 1932. I spoke with Richard Devine, Vice President of Community Engagement and Education at Hostelling International…

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Responsible Tourism in Thailand

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The way we travel can have a long-lasting impact on the places we visit; good or bad. I’d found that the tourism industry in Thailand isn’t all that focused on being responsible and could probably be doing a lot more.  Many of the tours are to see caged tigers or elephants trained to paint pictures. I refused to go on any of these but I did see a company called Elephant Nature Park which rescue…

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Heart and Hospitality

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It’s been a few days since my mom and I got back to Johannesburg from our big trip down the east coast of South Africa.  Before we left for our intended 10 day coastal tour (which actually turned into three weeks) we didn’t have any idea how much work was being done by the hostels there to help uplift the communities they are in. Along the way we met many people who realize how important it is to operate…

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Lion's Head Mountain

Cape Town Consciousness

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When we were invited down to Cape Town, South Africa by our friends at Travel Massive, A global travel industry gathering that takes place in 48 cities worldwide. We flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town via South African Airways. We were happy to learn about the airline’s commitment to a greener environment through the reduction of carbon emissions & the projects they’re working on with both the Centre for Entrepeneurship in International Health and Development and Uganda…

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Sunrise in the skies

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Before sunrise, we headed to Billy Bishop Airport for our 7am flight to New York City (courtesy of Porter Airlines) after a sleepless night of packing & preparing. Backpacks on and bags in hand, we caught our ferry to the island airport just as the sun rose. *our first official sunrise of this six month journey* We arrived at Newark airport just after 12pm. we hit a massive line up going through customs but once…

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