Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them.
But those who respect their natures
and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.
~ Edwin Way Teale
Great postcard about friendship from a great friend.
Not to get too dramatic, but sometimes making a differences makes it all worth it. You see, like many travel bloggers, I got into this because I was traveling far from home and family. I started putting photos online as a way to keep in touch. Although I’m not traveling as much as I’d like right now, I am still living as an expat, which teaches its own kinds of lessons about differences and culture.
I’ve met, either virtually or in person, many travel bloggers and am impressed with how many of them are consciously making an effort to get the word out about responsible tourism. My online friend, Diana, of d travels ’round, has been working hard to educate people about the horrors of elephant torture in Thailand for some time. Among other things, she wrote a piece for World Nomads explaining why elephant riding should be removed from your bucket list. It’s hard to believe that all the cute football-playing, painting, trekking elephants – even those trained to beg on the streets – have been through so much suffering, but it’s true.