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Cultural Immersion

3 Tips to Get Hyper-Local Experiences While Traveling (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

While traveling, if I don't get the opportunity to escape the tourist infrastructure of my destination and connect with locals, I'm not a happy camper. With this concern in mind, here are three fail-safe tips to plan an immersive trip.

Eco-Immersion at 9,000 Feet Above

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Andy was cementing the cinderblocks together deftly as he was speaking to me in his rapid-fire way, when I remarked "You, ah call yourself a Tico (native Costa Rican) but you sure don't look like any I have ever seen!"

From Eco-Tourism To Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Crawford Hill

The key to eco-immersion is somehow connecting with a network of folks who live and work in compelling areas and getting a fast-tracked, authentic exposure to their home, centering on their culture.

From Eco-Tourism To Eco-Immersion

Crawford "Chill" Hill | Posted 01.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford

The key to eco-immersion is somehow connecting with a network of folks who live and work in compelling areas and getting a fast-tracked, authentic exposure to their home, centering on their culture.

My Summer Adventures in China

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

This summer, I had the priceless experience of living with a Chinese family and truly immersing myself in the local routine. As I immersed myself in Beijing, I experienced quite a few culture shocks.