How to be a Responsible Traveler

Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who are …

Vote Now for #Macqwoty

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary My favorite #woty (word of the year) is #macqwoty, hosted by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be Youlk! …

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 …

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 …

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 Embedded …

#IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo Card #1

Our 2016 #IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo is a mix of the aspirational, the nerdy wonk words, hashtags and gems. Suggestions are welcome. Buzzword Bingo cards can be printed and shared without charge. Fans are encouraged to remix the artworkwith the attribution-sharealike license. Aichi – App – Attention – Audience – Biodiversity – Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard – …