In the new era of global tourism, a dollar spent is a vote cast. While many societies across the globe have valued gift-giving and volunteering for millennia, it is clear that voluntourism in places like Cambodia often comes with negative effects that the visitors do not intend. In this GoPro Travel video, Ryan Truettner‘s intention to get off the tourist-beaten path and find the “real” Cambodia leads him to a lesson in why travelers need to consider their impact before handing out money to anyone who asks for it.


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