Recently, social media has been active with reports regarding the abuse of animals in different shelters, parks, zoos and other recreational areas. Places that were initially perceived to be concerned with the safety and well-being of the animals, have unfortunately time and again proven otherwise. Take for example, the most recent shutting down of Thailand’s […]
This Friday, August 19th, will mark the annual World Humanitarian Day. On this day, we recognize the “aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and mobilize people to advocate for humanitarian action”. There are countless organizations and individuals worldwide that have committed themselves to standing at the front line, landing a helping hand where […]
Background: The writer of this post, Natalie Jesionka, is currently a lecturer of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University, and an Editor at Shatter the Looking Glass – an online ethical travel magazine. She has served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, and has led and participated in various projects and stories […]
In this post I’m going to discuss the ins and outs of couchsurfing. We will look at Why I think every traveler should couchsurf, How to couchsurf when you’re traveling and how to Host when you’re at home. Additionally, I’ll discuss how to Stay Safe while couchsurfing and I’ll give some examples of awesome experiences I’ve had myself.