Posts in Travel Guides
How to Ask for Travel Advice

Asking friends for travel advice is a landmine. While some friends may know a real insider’s tips, others are going to point you to the tourist traps that they went to. Without a discerning eye, all these tips may get lumped together, and you may forgo a genuinely authentic experience because Chad or Becky ate the “best pad thai” of their lives at the hawker stall next to the temple they met a shaman who gave them a bracelet. Here are 3 tips that have helped me to get better travel advice.

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Overtourism & "Exploitourism" in Bali and Java - how my favorite destination turned sulfuric

For many years, Bali has always been my refuge and “happy place.” Every trip to the island left me feeling spiritually rich and, thanks to the yoga retreats, more flexible. However, on this last trip, I discovered a side a Indonesia that left me feeling complicit in the suffering and betterment of the lives of sulfur miners on the island of Java.

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The ARRVL guide to sports travel

The world cup might be over, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways to get your sporting fix for the summer…

After a nerve-wracking, electrifying and surprising few weeks, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships came to an end this weekend. And while France, Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber celebrate their hard-earned victories, if you’re a sports fan, you’re probably finding yourself with quite a bit of free time on your hands now that yelling at the TV with friends, family, or frankly anyone else who supports your side is off the cards.

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