Tourists in Thailand are traveling to see suffering Burmese migrants. "This type of tourism -- it's not good to see", says one UN worker. "These are human beings, not animals in a zoo".
Don't get caught with the wrong gear.
Where there's a will, there's a way
& this editor IS WILLING HER WAY TO Bali.
Luckily, with a little magic and some friends in high places over at ITA Flight Matrix we were able to track down a round trip flight for the too-good-to-be-true price of $532.
The only explanation is that this is a mistake by the airline, but their oversight is your gain because if you purchase the flight now, they'll have to honor your ticket -- even if you only paid 30% of the normal price. How's that for karma, TSA?
If you want to make it your own you better act quick, because there's no telling when this deal will get pulled down.
SCAM THE SYSTEM WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT THINK LESS. TRAVEL MORE.:
1. Go to ITA Matrix
2. Search for flights from Philadelphia to Bali
3. In both the Outbound and Return Routing Code boxes, copy/paste the following code: f* dl f*
4. Enter the following dates: Depart 3/10/15, Return 3/25/15 Update: It looks like this deal is currently working for dates between 3/1/15 and 4/11/15 if you're in the market for an extended vacation...!!)
5. Voila! Magic.
Sure, you'll have to fly from Philly (although please let us know if you find this deal out of a different airport) but what's $100 flight or $20 bus ride to Pennsylvania from NYC when you're saving $1000 in airfare to a dream destination?
We were too excited to share this deal to spend time searching for other dates, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. If you find other dates, please let us know in the comments.
Keep this one on the DL, boys and girls, and be sure to spread the wealth.
"Volun-tourism" is a fiercely debated topic, but no matter which side of the issue you stand on, you'll probably agree that what our contributor did in Kenya was pretty risky.
This post about her experience working in an orphanage doesn't address whether or not short-term volunteers have a place in developing nations -- we'll save that for next time.
Her story is about something even more nebulous: luck.
Here at Think Less. Travel More. we’ve been talking a lot about the mythical "perfect pack". In this post our roving contributor, Jessyka, gives us her 50 cents on how to pack the perfect 50 liters or less.
If all this "liter" talk already has you scratching your head, then you better read on. You seriously need our help.
Here's a time when stealing is not only okay but encouraged. Hack away, my friends.