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26 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Defining Success

On October 21st Wild Asia held its annual Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony at the International Travel Bureau conference in Singapore. PEPY Tours, a finalist for the RT award, was invited to speak to an audience of peers—that is, folks in the tourism industry who likewise work in the growing field of RT. The PEPY Tours […]

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25 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Embracing the Guilt

Guilt. . . it sounds like such a bad word. But maybe we should start to look at it a little more lovingly. It’s our morals, our values, and our hopes for the future rising up within us to remind us what we believe in. HOW we present those beliefs, and our ability to express […]

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11 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Power of Ownership

Less than two weeks ago, the day after I landed in the US for a month-long trip of meetings/fundraising/family, I got a call from our staff in the Siem Reap office. They wanted to know if it was ok for them to pursue a new idea they had come up with which they were calling […]

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28 July 2010 ~ 58 Comments

Searching for Ashley

This woman has carried a photo of a young American girl named Ashley, whom she met while in the Thai/Cambodia refugee camps, for the last 20 years.  She asks every American she meets if she knows Ashley. The picture if faded from where she has held it up for every blond haired or light-skinned passerby. […]

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26 February 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Working at PEPY

We decided to write out our expectations of our foreign volunteers to help potential applicants consider what they are getting into.  (FYI: We take volunteer interns to work in our office, typically on donor management, marketing, social media, type projects)  The theme: if you are not coming here to learn and to “help” anyone but […]

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31 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Investing Time in People

I am in the US for two weeks care of Ashoka and National Geographic as PEPY was a winner in the Geotourism Challenge last year.  I am getting my talk ready for the conferences they are bringing us here to speak at, and one of the themes I usually focus on is about investing time […]

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02 December 2009 ~ 3 Comments

What questions should we be asking?

One of the goals of our PEPY Tours is to change the way people live, travel, and give. We decided to send out our second post-trip survey, asking people who traveled with us many months or years ago to comment about the ways their PEPY trip influenced changes in their attitudes and actions. What questions […]

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