Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Tourism Definitions

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which prompts the question … what is sustainable tourism? Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Among the goals for 2017 is the compilation of tourism definitions. New terms are springing up such as responsible travel and …

Practice

Practice 1. repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it. 2. the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. Wiki Practice

Buzzword Bingo 2016

Photo: NASA Marshall, Orbits WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo. Among our favorite words from 2016: …

Wilderness Notebook

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island People can live their whole lives without love, and still live, and still function. And the same is …

Love Notebook

Poster: Ron Mader, Fall in Love Aroha mai, aroha atu. (Love towards us, love going out from us.) – Maori Proverb What does your heart say? – Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?) Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een …

Death Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Bajo el árbol centenario Now it’s over I’m dead and I haven’t done anything that I want (now it’s over) / Or, I’m still alive and there’s nothing I want to do. – They might be giants You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste the afterlife? – Modest Mouse, ocean breathes salty …

Platinum Rule

Graphic: Ron Mader, Platinum Rule Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would …

Buzzword Bingo

Keen on learning new lingo? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with new lingo! Also see: Buzzword Bingo 2017 More about the Buzzword Bingo game on the Planeta Wiki. 2017 Buzzword Bingo 2017 from ron mader 2016 …