Chapter 4: A drop in the ocean

Our trip moves on to Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, which was named the World’s Best Tourist Attraction by Trip Advisor in 2015. 2.1 million tourists visited the temple from the 1100s last year. The booming hotel and restaurant trade helps to increase the socio-economic level in the city, and in the country in general. This is great, but when we whizz…

Chapter 3: Those who fight

A thousand colours glitter between little fingers. Old tyres, cigarette papers and waste plastic are cleaned and rolled into pretty, colourful beads, and that which at first glance looks like rubbish is soon transformed into beautiful bracelets.     What is the alternative for children who live in poverty? This question unfortunately has no single correct answer. Access to schooling would obviously be…

For everyone who’s travelling alone: Here are our best podcast tips

On your travels again? Relax, lean back and close your eyes. There’s a whole world for you to listen to. Even though you may be travelling alone, there’s no need to feel lonely – especially if you have a good companion to listen to … A wise companion. A smart companion. A witty companion. A companion that makes you think about big and…

At the centre of it all

The world is changing more quickly than ever, and we have to keep up – but one thing will never change. It was previously said that there were only three things that were important for a hotel: location, location, location. Everything was about physical location – proximity to the city centre, restaurants and main transport hubs. But the rules of the game in the…

When people get to decide

“Don’t worry what others think about you”, as the saying goes. We could not disagree more. Modern society is a spider’s web of technology, with threads connecting us in the strangest of ways. We meet without meeting, chat without chatting, and affect without touching. People are closer than ever before, even if they are physically located on opposite sides of the globe. Technology…

5 reasons to spend Easter at a mountain resort

Picture perfect ski slopes, the sun shining from a blue sky, after-ski and breakfast buffets. Celebrating Easter in the mountains is a great Norwegian tradition, but why not switch a trip to the cabin with a relaxing resort? Vi have gathered five good reasons for why you should choose a mountain resort this Easter.   1. Easy Access Most mountain resorts offer freshly prepared slopes within…

You can still enjoy a little luxury while helping to save the environment

Like to feel you’re making a contribution, but not quite sure how? There is actually a lot you can do – and still enjoy a good night’s sleep. Hotels are built to ensure that you – the guest – enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay. A lot of people think this is hard to combine with environmental awareness. But we don’t believe it. We…