Travel Better | 6 unique places to buy souvenirs that support a great cause

In this era of growing goodwill, there has been passionate people who have explored this region and fell in love with the people and the handicrafts.  They've taken traditional methods of local artisans and provided platforms for them to conserve their own culture and techniques.  When you shop at places that also use their business to support local communities, your dollar goes so much further.  Next time you're in Bali, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, or Hanoi, check out these places to purchase memorable and purposeful trinkets.

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Travel Better | 8 sustainable social enterprises that support the disadvantaged

While we travel and explore in Southeast Asia and the world, it is important to remember that every dollar does count.  "Every dollar spent is a vote for a better future".  So let's make sure you are buying souvenirs that you will actually use, not something that will end up in the bin; eat at places who support health care scenes or doubles up as hospitality training; and sleep in locally run accommodations who also use their business for good.  

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Travel Better | 6 social enterprises who support Indigenous Tribes

When we travel to countries, we are looking for an experience and indirectly and opportunity to grow as a person.  Exploring different places and meeting new people, gives us new perspectives and appreciation for what we have.  But so often, do we just take from communities and countries without even thinking about how to give back.  In the recent decades, many individuals have travelled to Southeast and stayed to pursue their passions by starting projects that give back to the community.  You'll find below some social enterprises that all serve a greater purpose.

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Travel Better | 7 off the beaten path dwellings in Bali

As part of Chickenfeet's Travel Better Series, we encourage everyone to travel away from common places to the underestimated and under-appreciated.  Bali is just one of those places where everybody and their dog has been to, but have you ventured anywhere off the beaten path?  Check out seven outstanding places below.  Also, note these all of these places take extra care about the environment and/or support a great social cause.  If you're gonna splash some cash at a hotel or villa, you might as well do so as one that also does some good.

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10 things you can do over a weekend if you live in Singapore

Singapore is the epicentre of Southeast Asia and that means that you have access to just about everything awesome Asia has to offer.  But did you know that most of these can be done without taking a day off?  There is a lot of activities we can squeeze into a Friday night to Sunday night weekend.  Here are ten things you might not have known that you can do over a weekend from Singapore.  

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