Backpacking with the Bonds Backpacking with the Bonds

Carrie and I have both come to believe that the right kind of tourism can be a driver of equitable and sustainable development. We both saw the positive (and negative) impacts that tourism can have while living in Jordan-I lived in the heart of the religious tourist trail, Madaba, and Carrie lived just a few miles from two of Jordan’s main tourist sites, Petra and Wadi Rum, and went on to explore the role of tourism and development in our master’s work. Check out our travels as we explore impactful travel, the type of travel that incorporates local entrepreneurs in travel and tourism within their community.

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Svalbard - Adventure at the End of the World Backpacking with the Bonds 817d

On our arrival into Svalbard we quickly learned that island lies at 78 degrees north. The island’s…

#adventure #island #mountain #nature

WOW Air vs Icelandair Backpacking with the Bonds 833d

There's been an explosion in travel to Iceland over the past five years, due largely in part to the…

Iceland #tip #transportation

Pro Tips for a Sustainable Traveler Newbie Backpacking with the Bonds 878d

Sustainable travel is a subject that has become increasingly popular over the past few years.…

#economics #tip

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Why You Need to Go Diving in Grand Cayman Backpacking with the Bonds 896d

Carrie and I had the mid-winter blues and, not having been diving since completing our Open Water…

Cayman Islands #adventure #diving #island #nature

In Search of the Perfect Weekend to Recharge and Reconnect? Backpacking with the Bonds 934d

How does a rustic weekend getaway sound? Imagine leaving behind the buzz of your daily life to…

United States #accommodation #adventure #nature #wildlife

Quick Weekend Trip to Stavanger and Preikestolen - Pulpit… Backpacking with the Bonds 1008d

Mid last year, a friend and I (Carrie) hiked the iconic Preikestolen (popularly known as Pulpit…

Norway #food #hiking #mountain #nature

Top Airbnbs in Jordan Backpacking with the Bonds 1016d

Between the bustling cities, magnificent ruins, dry deserts and waterfront towns facing the Dead…

Jordan #accommodation

What Is Overtourism? What Can You Do to Prevent It. Backpacking with the Bonds 1024d

Imagine you have spent months or even years planning, saving, and dreaming of the moment you arrive…

The Most Exciting Travel Destinations of 2017 — Expert… Backpacking with the Bonds 1050d

It's that time of year where we reflect on where we have traveled to and begin planning for…

#beach #city #diving #festival

What to Do on a Quick Day Trip to Berkeley Backpacking with the Bonds 1074d

As I wrote in our guide to San Francisco, I went to undergrad in the Bay Area, so we couldn’t take…

United States #drinks #food #tip #view

Awesome Day Trip to Anguilla From Saint Martin Backpacking with the Bonds 1095d

We could literally see Anguilla from our room in Grand Case, Saint Martin, and the Bonds are never…

Anguilla #beach #food #sightseeing #swimming

How to Spend a Fabulous Weekend in San Francisco Backpacking with the Bonds 1127d

We found a fabulous Airbnb just a few blocks from the 16th Street BART station, which allowed us to…

United States #accommodation #city #drinks #food

How to Spend a Quick Day Trip to Montreal Backpacking with the Bonds 1134d

We traveled north from Burlington, Vermont to our friends’ lake house on Lake Memphremagog in the…

Canada #city #food #roadtrip #sightseeing

48 Hours in Helsinki Backpacking with the Bonds 1158d

Craft beer, modern Finnish food, museums and more. How to best spend 48 hours in Helsinki.

Finland #accommodation #city #food #museum

Our First Airbnb Experience Backpacking with the Bonds 1208d

Surprisingly, Carrie and I only recently stayed in our first Airbnb. Our first stay happened to be…

United States #accommodation #city #food #tip

Two Fantastic Days in Tallinn, Estonia Backpacking with the Bonds 1213d

Carrie and I continued our journey through the Baltics traveling north by bus to Tallinn, Estonia…

Estonia #city #food #tip #view

The Best of What Riga Has to Offer Backpacking with the Bonds 1240d

We continued our trip through the Baltic states with a 4 hour bus ride north from Vilnius,…

Latvia #accommodation #city #food #sightseeing

The Perfect Day Trip to Kaunas Backpacking with the Bonds 1247d

Looking to explore more of Lithuania than just Vilnius, Carrie and I decided to take a day trip to…

Lithuania #city #food #park #view

The Best Way to Spend 72 Hours in Vilnius Backpacking with the Bonds 1278d

In March, Albert and I took our first trip of the year. Piggybacking off of my work trip to Oslo…

Lithuania #accommodation #city #food #view