BACKSTREET ACADEMY - THE ONE AND ONLY TRAVEL COMPANY WE SWEAR BY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA!
Empowering local communities through impact travel
EXCITING NEWS! We have become Backstreet Academy Ambassadors!
We came across Backstreet Academy on Instagram via a post from a couple we were following. They had just completed one of the experiences and spoke so highly of what they had encountered, so of course, we had to check it out. We absolutely LOVE the idea of learning genuine skills from genuine locals but it is hard, if not impossible to find an experience not overtaken by mass tourism. We often find ourselves in an overcrowded class, missing out on that one-on-one learning and often leave feeling like it was more put on for show rather than an authentic attraction.
We investigated their website after a short conversation with one of their wonderful marketing managers, and could not believe that there was finally a company out there with the aim to empower locals through impact travel. Obviously we had to try it out for ourselves, so we did, and not once but twice! We plan to experience many more authentic classes through Backstreet Academy so we can continue to expose just how great they are. They literally have everything you can think of, whether you want to learn how to cook traditionally using recipes strictly used for generations, carve out your own bow and arrows, soap crafts, glass blowing and oh the list could go on!
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With unique experiences scattered all through South East Asia, you're sure to find something more than worth your time right at your front door! Each and every local host has been personally selected by their team, vetted and trained through a special program striving to ensure they get the recognition they deserve for their skills.
As tourists, we tend to look at these handmade gifts scattered through the markets as a souvenir, but little do we think about the personal story behind this, the hard work and struggle for survival they endure to make it in this everchanging world. Which is why Backstreet Academy has searched far and wide to find these home-based workers with an undying passion to create, with incredible skills that have not changed for generations which should be shared with the world. Not only does Backstreet Academy provide a platform for them to earn additional money, but also the opportunity to teach these skills to tourists who are there for a genuine experience rather than one taken over by mass tourism.
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