“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ― Mary Ritter Beard

Ghost believes in responsible travel with the purpose of personal growth or a positive impact on the community being travelled: journeys that encourage interaction with locals, inspire us, surprise us and challenge our opinions and selves. We share with you experiences of and guides to traveling in a more meaningful way along with critical evaluations and discussions on the way we choose to travel and the impact it has.


Copenhagen on the Cheap

Before my friend and I decided to visit Copenhagen, Denmark we looked into costs and decided we could just about manage a four day trip. "I'm literally packing pasta", my friend said, "because the blog I read said you couldn't get a sandwich for less than £20". A colleague at work told me alcohol was ridiculously expensive, and if we wanted to drink we ough[...]

Travelling Mother and Daughter: Interview with Isabelle Von Coels

German-born Isabelle (Isi) Von Coels was twenty six years old when her daughter, Kim, was born, and throughout Kim’s childhood, Isi travelled as a single mum to South America, Australia and other places around the world. Kim recently had her own child, Xahli, and spends time between Isi's home in Portugal, New Zealand and Glastonbury, UK. Now Isi is a grandm[...]

Only in China

Jostled up against the northern bank of the Sham Chun River, the dividing line between China and Hong Kong, lies the adolescent city of Shenzhen. Both the city and its average inhabitant, are under 30 years of age, and in these three short decades this city has packed in the type of socio-economic and cultural development that has taken most European cities [...]

Photographer Interview: Ioana Cîrlig

Ioana Cîrlig is a twenty seven year-old Romanian photographer, whose images document the country's landscape and its people; haunted by the remnants of industrialisation. Firstly, tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I studied Cinematography in Bucharest and worked for a few years as a staff photographer for a newspaper before deciding to ded[...]

Advice for an Aspiring Hiker

Hiking is great, the fresh air, the exercise, the freedom, the escape from the hectic pace of modern life. A long distance hike can help slow your mind down, giving you some space to think, time to sort through the million ideas buzzing round your brain, time away from the constant beep of emails, texts, facebook and all the other distractions we have grown [...]

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