• Travel

    Why is Responsible Travel So Important?

    The words responsible travel and “Will I reach my potential?” flash across the screen. I quickly peer about the darkened room, searching the crowd of dimly lit faces. It’s an interesting term and a weighty question, and thanks to Mark Horoszowski of Movingworlds.org, we all paused to think about our own individual legacies. But what does that have to do with responsible travel? For those who attended the CBT Vietnam presentation on the Power of Responsible Travel last Thursday night at Capilano University, we learned about how the relationship between tourism students like Justina Faye at Capilano University, and various Hmong communities in Sapa, Vietnam, is contributing to the latest a shift in the travel landscape. In an…

  • Zambia

    How Should I Prepare For a Volunteer Travel Trip?

    Preparing for a volunteer travel trip requires a great deal more than planning an itinerary and booking a ticket. There is a great deal of research required, questions that need to be answered, applications and documents that need to be filled out, and funds that need to be raised all before you step foot on a plane. Once you realize that volunteering overseas is a journey worth taking, using the steps below as guideline will help you to make informed decisions about your trip! Identify Your Skill Set & Research Volunteer Projects You may have your heart set on a particular project because it sounds interesting, but that doesn’t necessarily…