Authentically connecting with the local people in the countries we visit is a central part of why many of us travel. At Global Basecamps, we emphasize the importance of “know before you go” in regard to the economic, environmental, and especially social, aspects of our destination countries. Learning about these topics greatly helps us better know how to build relationships with both the traditional and more modernized citizens.
Staying healthy while traveling can be a challenge. Any of us who have had some kind of illness or injury befall us while out adventuring can attest to it being an unpleasant experience. Ultimately - in travel and in daily life - our health is our responsibility, and we are wise to be mindful in balancing risks and precautions. Come along as we explore health principles that will serve us well, on the road and even at home.
The following will keep our health (which is the foundation of travel health) habits on track for a life of freedom and enjoyment, in our daily life and while out traveling:
When preparing for your next ecotourism vacation it’s good to consider the country’s cultural norms and social etiquette. This is important so we can maintain a good, positive and sustainable tourist-host relationship. As we have mentioned in our previous Know Before You Go blogs, a great way to do this is by taking just a little time before your travels to learn about your host country’s culture, social norms, and codes of conduct. A little effort goes a long way and the locals will recognize your efforts, as it demonstrates you respect and curiosity about their home and ways of life.
Global Basecamps, we are here to connect you to the most authentic sustainable travel experiences the world has to offer. We know that travel has the power to inspire, educate and transform, and that there are many reasons and occasions that guide where and why we travel. By sharing destination and sample itineraries - including activities, points of interest and special occasions that might be inspiring you to travel - we help you get started on your journey towards a trip of a lifetime. Read on to learn more about what kinds of travel experiences Global Basecamps has to offer!
We put our all into planning the trekking trips we offer, but there is much preparation needed on your end as well! The summits and trails, archaeological sites and mountain peoples in Asia (Nepal), Africa (Kilimanjaro) and Latin America (Peru, Argentina and Brazil), beckon you to visit. While your guides will provide the meals and local knowledge needed to navigate your trekking route safely, your responsibility is to be properly prepared when you arrive in country in terms of mental and physical conditioning, knowledge of what to expect while trekking, and in terms of gear.