Exploring the Depths of Mindanao: A Cultural Immersion Experience

Journey through Mindanao with a firsthand narrative that delves into the region's rich cultural tapestry, highlighting the complexities of ethnic, economic, and religious dynamics, and the unifying power of art and nature.

Cultural Immersion Explored: Adventures in Vietnam and Cambodia with LikeLocal

In episode 12 of the Global Travel Planning Podcast, Tracy and Doug share their incredible experiences with LikeLocal in Vietnam and Cambodia.  They talk about their three unique opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture, including a visit to a local family in Ho Chi Minh City, a weaving experience in Siem Reap, and attending a wedding celebration in a Cambodian village. 

Discover the Insights of LikeLocal.io on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast!

Tune in to the latest episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, where Amanda Kendle engages in a captivating conversation with Gevorg Babayan, the co-founder and CEO of LikeLocal.io. Delve into the fascinating narratives that shape LikeLocal.io and gain deeper insights into the realm of experiential and cultural immersion tourism.

Rediscovering the Soviet Union: A Personal Journey Through Its Legacy

Join me on a journey of discovery as I reflect on the contrasting legacy of the Soviet Union. From my firsthand experiences and observations, I delve into the intricate blend of beauty and complexity that defined this era, exploring its unique culture, architecture, and societal changes.

Navigating the Evolution of Travel: A Personal Journey Through Two Decades in Tourism

Join me as I reflect on my two-decade journey in the tourism industry, exploring how travel has transformed from a necessity to a lifestyle. Dive into the trends that shaped modern tourism, from 'by travelers for travelers' to 'off the beaten track' and the rise of experiential travel. Discover the essence of cultural immersion, thoughtful travel, deep travel, community tourism, and sustainable tourism, all through the lens of my experiences and insights.

LikeLocal In Pouk District, Siem Reap

It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning as we head to Pouk District for another LikeLocal Cambodia unique travel experience. The streets are bustling with locals coming and going as everyone prepares for the annual Khmer New Year.

LikeLocal In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Just after six on a Saturday morning, I find myself standing alone in Wat Bo Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The wind is howling hot air with a cool temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Familiar faces pass as the hustle and bustle of the small tourist town prepares for the day. This is it… This is what I’ve always wanted… To tell the stories of Others.

About Kingdom of Wonder aka Cambodia

The people of Cambodia were incredibly friendly and hospitable, and I was struck by their kindness and generosity. Everywhere I went, I was greeted with smiles and open arms, and I quickly realized that this was a place where I could truly feel at home.

Cambodia - the adventure that will last forever (hopefully)!

We always wanted to make sure our guests can discover these authentic events that are not orchestrated or designed for tourists. We aspire to make the integration into a local community swift and smooth. Understanding a culture deeply usually requires spending a significant amount of time living within it, immersing yourself in the day-to-day activities and routines, learning from the locals, and getting to know the people and their customs.