Here you'll find a list of the main themes and topics that we write about for the Uncornered Market blog and focus on in our professional work. We've categorized our articles by topic to make it easy for you to browse through and find the type of inspiration and information you're looking for — whether it's for a trip around the world, a new project, a trek up a mountain, or a journey within.
Main Topics and Themes of Uncornered Market
Our travels and work have not only taught us first-hand about the world and its people, but they also teach us about ourselves and each other. All these lessons and experiences come together as the story and ethos of Uncornered Market. Here is a list of the main themes and topics you'll find in our blog.
Sustainable Travel: Travel with Purpose and Impact
For respectful travelers interested in intersection of deeper travel experiences and caring for our planet and its people. Our sustainable travel articles show how travel can be a force for good and how the deliberate decisions we make can not only enrich our own travel experiences, but also benefit and contribute to the people and places we visit. Read all sustainable travel articles here.
Travel As a Form of Social Activism
As we witness the evolution and integration of social purpose in travel, we find more travel experiences charged with a kind of social activism. As innovation and access to these types of experiences grows, the industry may increasingly become a force for social change. Here’s how and why.
Traveling in the Age of Overtourism: 10 Ways Travelers Can Help
Overtourism is when a destination can't manage the amount of visitors. Here are 10 travel tips to help combat overtourism and have a better experience.
20 Sustainable Travel Tips: How to be a Good Global Traveler
Is it possible to travel well and have immersive experiences while still caring for our planet and its people? We'd argue yes. Here are 20 sustainable travel tips to reduce your environmental impact, preserve cultures & invest in local businesses. Small actions can make a big difference.
How To Support Local Women During Your Travels
How travelers can seek out organizations, tours, and businesses that directly invest in or support the well-being of women. In this way, the travel decisions and spending choices we make can make a big difference to support local women, their businesses, their communities and ultimately our collective future.
Experiential Travel Guides to Cities, Countries & Regions
For curious travelers who want to connect locally and go deeper into a place. These are not your ordinary destination travel guides. Our Experiential Travel Guides highlight offbeat and local experiences that help you create your own itinerary that goes way beyond the top ten list. In addition, these guides also include practical travel planning details like transportation, accommodation, and other information to help with the logistics of organizing your trip. Read all Experiential Travel Guides here
Kyrgyzstan Experiential Travel Guide: 27 Experiences to Get You Started
What to do in Kyrgyzstan? Check out this complete Kyrgyzstan travel guide with 27 things do, see, and eat to plan your trip. Includes treks, local tours, where to stay and how to get around.
An Experiential Travel Guide to Sri Lanka: 19 Ideas to Get You Started
Not sure which places to visit in Sri Lanka? Or how to visit them to avoid the crowds? Here are our 18 favorite Sri Lanka experiences -- what to do, see and eat -- that made up our two-week journey around the island.
Puglia Road Trip: 25 Experiences to Get You Started
Our 25 best experiences from our week long Puglia road trip. Recommendations on things to do, places to visit, where to eat and stay around Puglia, Italy to create your own itinerary.
Insider's Prague: Tourist Traps to Avoid, Things to Do, Where to Eat
An insider's guide to Prague, Czech Republis with tourist traps to avoid, best things to do, favorite Czech beers and pubs, neighborhoods to stay in,
and where to eat in Prague.
Hiking Guides: How to Plan, Prepare and Pack for Your Next Hike
For travelers interested in day hikes, multi-day treks or just immersing in nature. Our comprehensive trekking guides highlight our favorite treks from around the world and include all you need to know to plan, prepare, and pack for your trek. Read all Trekking Guides here.
Trekking Around the World: 13 Best Offbeat Treks That You're Not Considering...But Should
Our 13 favorite offbeat multi-day treks and day hikes from trekking around the world. These are recommended unknown treks for beauty, culture and adventure.
Huayhuash Trek, Peru: All You Need to Know
Ultimate guide to the Huayhuash Trek in Peru, including which trek to choose, finding a trekking agency, when to go, acclimatization hikes and what to pack. You'll quickly see why this was one of our favorite treks ever.
Trekking in the Alay Mountains, Kyrgyzstan: The Ultimate Guide
Everything you need to know about organizing a trek in the Alay Mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan - which trek to choose, what to expect, when to go, guides.
The Lost City, Colombia: A Guide to Hiking to La Ciudad Perdida
This Lost City Columbia Hiking Guide includes a day-by-day overview of the Lost City Trek and trail, all you need to know to choose the right tour, how to pack and organize so that you can enjoy the Ciudad Perdida and this multi-day hike to the fullest.
Personal Growth: Life Lessons Learned on the Road
For those interested in how travel can be one of the best tools for personal growth. We share some of the life lessons we've learned on the road that has provided us insight into empathy, mindfulness, meditation, comfort zones, two-way storytelling, being present, connection and more. These are life and professional skills that we can bring back home. Travel doesn't just teach us about the world, but it teaches us about our place in the world. Read all personal growth articles here.
10 Ways Travel Helps You Let Go
Travel. It places us in situations we couldn’t otherwise imagine. Amidst all this, travel also offers freedom. Among those freedoms, the greatest freedom of all: the freedom to let go.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Travelers
Connecting the dots between independent travel skills and personal and professional growth.
8 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Travels…And Your Life
How empathy can improve your travel experiences. And in turn, how travel can improve your empathy and understanding of others.
Redefining Tourism: 20 Tips for the Mindful Traveler
Looking at the connection between the freedom and responsibility of the modern traveler. We follow by considering how we might re-imagine our travel decisions to better satisfy our individual needs today while sustaining the well-being of the communities we visit tomorrow.
Food Guides: Eat Local, Eat Well
For foodie travelers interested in sampling local foods and connecting to a culture and place through its cuisine. These comprehensive food guides from around the world provide you with all you need to know to navigate a new cuisine and seek out the best traditional dishes, street food, snacks, drinks and more in a city or country. Read all our food guides here.
How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 40 Favorite Street Food Dishes
How street food can be the ultimate travel guide with 40 of our favorite street food dishes, stalls and adventures from around the world.
Georgian Food: A Culinary Travel Guide to the Republic of Georgia
The ultimate guide to Georgian food. Features an extensive list of traditional Georgian dishes and tips on what to eat and drink when you visit.
Oaxaca Food: 41 Things to Eat and Drink in Oaxaca, Mexico
Everything you need to know about Oaxaca food, from favorite Oaxacan dishes to street food, ingredients, and Oaxacan moles -- and where to find them.
Ethiopian Food: A Culinary Guide to What to Eat and Drink
Ethiopian food is one of the world's most unique, fascinating and delicious cuisines. In addition to its flavorful traditional dishes, stews, and spices, Ethiopian cuisine also features a strong culture around how food is served and shared with friends and family. This Ethiopian food guide includes an extensive list of traditional Ethiopian dishes to try, how to eat Ethiopian food, and what sort of flavors and spices might you find when you visit Ethiopia or an Ethiopian restaurant at home.
Travel Tips: Insider Advice To Make the Most of Your Travels
Here is a selection of our best safety, packing, health, photography, and traveling as a couple tips. Learn from our early mistakes and years of trying new things so that you can have the best trip possible. Our travel resources section also has more practical travel planning and logistical advice. Read all our travel tips here.
Protect Thy Passport: Safety Tips for Your Passport When Traveling Abroad
Passport safety tips on how to protect your passport and avoid passport scams when traveling abroad. Includes steps to take before and during your travels.
How to Travel Without Hugging the Bowl: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road
Here's how we stay healthy and avoid stomach bugs on the road while sampling local street food fare and hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
How to Travel the World Together Without Killing Each Other
After ten years on the road, we share ten couples travel tips on how to keep a healthy relationship when you're traveling and working with your partner
Travel Health Tips from 10+ Years Traveling the World
A travel health guide to the basic sicknesses and ailments that travelers often face on the road — diarrhea, malaria, altitude sickness, motion sickness, headaches, birth control, eggy burps, cuts, scrapes, green snot, blisters, and more. Plus how to research the travel vaccinations you need for your next trip and where to find other travel health resources.
Tourism Industry Insights: Trends, Innovations and Case Studies
For professionals working in the tourism industry -- destinations, travel companies, international organizations - who are interested in unusual and consumer-driven industry insights. This includes looking deeper into sustainability issues, traveler trends, community and destination development, effective storytelling and digital marketing. Read all tourism industry insights here and find out how you can work with us.
How Social Media Influencers Can Use Their Power to Combat Overtourism
If social media is one of the causes of overtourism can it also become part of the overtourism solution? 9 social media tips for influencers to help.
Child Welfare in Travel: 10 Do's and Don'ts for Engaging Responsibly
How to support child welfare in travel? Here are 10 do's and don'ts of engaging with kids while traveling, from photography to school and orphanage visits.
Volunteering and Voluntourism: The Good, The Bad, and The Questions You Should Ask
A look at the issues around ethical volunteering -- the benefits, the potential harm, and questions volunteers should ask to make an informed decision.
How Tourism Can Better Invest in Women
This article provides some specific ideas and mechanisms that tourism and travel can apply to empower women, support women entrepreneurs and businesses, and actively invest in communities to do so.