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Elisa Spampinato is a travel writer and a Community Storyteller who has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, and the UK where she is currently located. Practitioner, researcher, speaker, and consultant for sustainable tourism with years of experience in local development and social projects, and a passionate advocate for ethical and responsible tourism. As a writer, she has collaborated with Tourism Concern, Equality in Tourism, Gender Responsible Tourism – GRT, Travindy and Tourism Watch. She has published a book on Slum Tourism in Rio de Janeiro and she continues telling the stories of tourism encounters in local communities, especially the traditional, rural and indigenous ones. Among other things, she is the Community-Based Tourism specialist and Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC) Elisa can be followed on her Blog, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.

8 September 2021

Slum Tourism: an ethical choice? A complex dilemma

Slums are complex realities that present hugely varying scenarios, even within the same city. In a similar way, the term ‘Slum Tourism’ does not refer to […]
7 September 2021

Prolonging your summer – destinations to visit in September

With the September starting and the days getting shorter, we all longingly think about the summer months behind us, catching still some sun whenever we have […]
6 September 2021

These are the countries in which you’re most likely to survive the end of the world

Looking at the news these days, one has to wonder whether or not the world is ending. The planet is tormented by floods, wildfires, famine, war […]
3 September 2021

Aokigahara. A dark tourism spot in Japan

Dark tourism was first designated in 1996 and it is now established as a term to indicate specific places linked to death, fear and suffering such […]
2 September 2021

Guinea Bissau: Back to the roots in Orango

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there is a group of islands where women somehow command the destiny of the community, dictate the beginning and […]
31 August 2021

Tips for going on outdoor adventure with your dog

If adventure is in your blood, you may already be shortlisting top tips for your next hiking excursion. Why not take it a step further and […]
27 August 2021

Back to the roots – discovering Lika

There are places in the world where you feel like you can completely connect with nature and the roots of our being on this planet. One […]
26 August 2021

24 hours in Madrid

The capital city of Spain, Madrid is unsurprisingly a must see destination. From the wide, bustling streets lined with majestic buildings to the calming, green parks, […]
26 August 2021
Sannai Maruyama Site © Sannai Maruyama Jomon Culture Center

Japan’s new Jomon Era UNESCO site

Earlier this year the UNESCO (United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) committee met at their 44th session for a combined review of the 2020 and 2021 […]
25 August 2021

Best hiking trails in Belgium

For any nature-loving, active person who also likes to discover new areas, hiking is one of the best activities. You can go anywhere, to any type […]
24 August 2021

10 most Instagrammable spots in Florida

When it comes to instagrammable spots, The Sunshine State has a lot to offer, from beautiful beaches to chic hotels to heavenly springs. Check out these […]
23 August 2021

6 best places to enjoy a hot air balloon ride in Europe

If you’re looking for a new experience and want to try an adventure for your holidays, a ride in a hot air balloon may be the […]
20 August 2021

Immersed in nature – green escapes in Europe

Having a busy daily life with a lot of technology surrounding us almost 24 hours a day, it is always a good idea to take a […]
20 August 2021

Amazing colorful beaches around the world

In summer, a lot of people love to go to the beach, just to sleep or to enjoy some sea activities. You can also go to […]
19 August 2021
Uluru, Australia © Ondrej Machart on Unsplash

Sleeping with Dingos: A night in Australia’s Red Centre

Australia. My first solo long-haul trip for many years and an escape from a difficult time. I suppose I was looking for . . . direction, […]
19 August 2021
Samarkand @ António Buscardini

In 2022 Uzbekistan will see the grand opening of Silk Road Samarkand, a unique tourist complex

Since historic occasions, Uzbekistan has been within the heart of Great Silk Road and has an excellent historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva are […]
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