Smart Travel

 

By being respectful and understanding of the local culture, you'll get a lot further than you may think... It's important to follow etiquettes when in foreign countries, and by playing your cards right you'll have a better experience because of it.

There is different ways to interpret the idea of smart travel and for me it's about respecting our beautiful planet - leaving no trace from our travels and reducing consumption.... Max on the other hand, sees this topic as; how to save on bank fees and how to choose the right restaurant. Assimilating the art of negotiation and by learning enough of the local culture to fit in - or rather - not stick out.

On this page you'll find out about our actions towards climate change and how we reduced our carbon footprint. Choosing who's the right person to give our custom to, respecting others cultures and beliefs ...plus a little bit about geography ( yes we know... we are useless... haha).

What does Cynthia have to say ...

In life we are constantly reminded to buy, to consume and to throw away what we possess, in order to get new more technological, more advanced or more fashionable products. This modern day reality was thrown in my face continuously in South East Asia with the abundance of markets and shops. Question yourself? Are you Read More …

Bicarbonate soda is your best mate ! You should always have a handful with you ⇒ added to coconut oil and you have a deodorant ⇒ added with a little bit of water in the shower and you’ll have shampoo ⇒ put on your toothbrush and it clean your teeth That’s without counting all the Read More …

Depending of the country you’ll be travelling in, finding organic products might be a mission or an abundance. In SEA, it was quite difficult to find organic products, so what we did in this kind of situation was to shop in farmers markets. By doing so, we got fresher products, and often for a better Read More …

Do you know how many plastic bottles goes in the bin everyday? In the US alone, there are around 60 million plastic bottles chucked every day. So in countries where you can’t drink water from the tap…  Just imagine the waste! If you drink plastic bottles of water at home, please read this interesting article Read More …

What does Max have to say...

Several ways to make your travel money go a little further Meeting other travellers and exchanging currencies from the last country. Everyones a winner. But the bank! Get a good currency card – often there is a maximum withdrawal fee at ATMs, sometimes as low as $80 a pop. 90% of the time there will Read More …

Arriving in some of Asias finest cities can leave you with a bewildering amount of restaurants to choose from. Knowing how sort the good from the bad, the touristic to the local and fresh to the …..well, not so fresh… A few tips on finding the better places Where locals are eating – good prices Read More …

Learn a few words -Not only gaining respect from locals for your curiosity to learn, you will also be able to negotiate better. Vietnamese spoke little English and so we learnt all the numbers to a 1000 (very easy system). Click here for essentials words to learn in Vietnamese. We then started to work out Read More …

The extreme weather of the regions close to the equator can be potentially dangerous without the correct approach. Cover up from the sun with clothes and sun cream. Protect your eyes with pharmaceutical sunglasses – Boots Pharmacy do a pair for £10. Don’t attempt climbing mountain passes during the hottest part of the day. Take Read More …

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