Tessa Buhrmann

I am the founder and editor of Responsible Traveller digital magazine... the 'go to' travel mag that looks at destinations and experiences from a responsible tourism perspective. So you've read the stories and are inspired... now what? That's why I developed Travel Journeys - www.traveljourneys.co.za, as the obvious choice for a global perspective on where to go and what to do... in the best 'sustainable' way. To enable travellers that want to 'make a difference' do so, 'one journey at a time'.

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hereZeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort – sustainable barefoot luxury

Despite the rough sea and potential rain, the transfer on Zeavola Resort’s private speed boat from Phuket to Phi Phi Island was a breeze – thanks to our skilled skipper. But regardless of the conditions, I think with my level of excitement to finally be visiting one of Thailand’s best barefoot luxury sustainable resorts, I […]

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hereZeavola Resort green initiatives

Filed in Responsible Tourism, Thailand by on October 3, 2020
Zeavola Resort green initiatives

During our visit to the barefoot luxury Zeavola Resort, the General Manager, Florian Hallerman had promised us a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to show us Zeavola’s green, environmental initiatives in action. Florian’s passion and determination is immediately evident as he talks about their ‘responsible co-existence’.  “It’s all about ensuring a safe and natural environment for our […]

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hereRobinson Club Khao Lak

Filed in Destination World, Thailand by on October 2, 2020
Robinson Club Khao Lak

After a long and somewhat tiring flight via Dubai we arrived at Phuket International to the welcome of sultry night air and the promise of a tropical paradise. We arrived at the Robinson Club Khao Lak just before midnight to a warm welcome, easy check-in, and a late snack supper before tumbling into bed. Awakening […]

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hereCaleo Foundtion’s #BedNightsForFoodParcels fundraising initiative

Filed in Travel for Good by on May 19, 2020
Caleo Foundtion’s #BedNightsForFoodParcels fundraising initiative

In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic #lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched a #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Helpende Handjies. Sanbona is […]

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hereTravel better in a post Covid-19 world

Filed in Travel for Good by on May 13, 2020
Travel better in a post Covid-19 world

A new instabook by Bruce Poon Tip (founder of G-Adventures) challenges us to do better and travel better in a post Covid-19 world. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the global travel industry to a complete standstill and it is unlikely to ever be the same again. While reflecting on how this interruption would impact the […]

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hereWild Shots Outreach: 100 Beautiful Things

Filed in News, Uncategorized by on May 12, 2020
Wild Shots Outreach: 100 Beautiful Things

The V&A Waterfront, in partnership with Platform Creative Agency, has launched a new initiative that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the makers behind some of South Africa’s most inspiring projects, products, ideas and experiences. The Wild Shots outreach initiative features 100 Beautiful Things, all of which are designed with either compassion, sustainability, future-thinking or […]

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hereMike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

Filed in News by on May 5, 2020
Mike Tavares chats tourism in Africa

The shock of the coronavirus for the global economy and financial markets is without a doubt a unique event, the economic disruption is enormous on both supply and on the demand side. The impact on the markets, and in particular on the global market is unprecedented in recent history. With the Tourism industry heavily affected, Destinations […]

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hereEdition 4 – 2018

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 5, 2020
Edition 4 – 2018

In this edition we celebrate Culture, Communities & Conservation… We travel to Botswana’s Chobe Game Lodge to experience elephants and eco-initiatives and to Ponto Malongane in southern Mozambique to experience the tranquility of Tartaruga Maritima. We find out about the great conservation initiatives of the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary and encourage you to be […]

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hereMtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini, meaning ‘Place in the Shade’, is an unspoilt coastal town with much to offer the birding or wildlife enthusiast. The town, situated on a hill overlooking the coastline, has pristine dune forest and an estuary lined with mangrove swamp forest. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini offers visitors wonderful opportunities to experience both land and […]

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hereBangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Thailand, Uncategorized by on January 10, 2020
Bangkok – Getting off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track in Bangkok is one way to say ‘NO’ to over-tourism. There’s much to be said about over-tourism, and a quick google search will reveal posts about irate locals protesting their overcrowded cities, island beaches being closed to allow the natural environment to recover and city officials moving Instagram-worthy branding in […]

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