Developed by Ron Mader in 1994 as a reporter’s notebook, Planeta.com pioneered online reporting focusing on conscious travel around the globe. The award-winning site is geared toward conscious travelers, hosts and everyone inbetween seeking practical suggestions in the realm of eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel. We’re happy to partner with others. We aspire toward responsible, conscious and Open Journalism.


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If you would like, we can develop collaborative work

Corrections please. Finding misspellings on Planeta.com is like finding water in the ocean. Editorial suggestions and constructive criticism are welcome

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Planeta.com has hosted more than twenty online conferences since 2000. This is an impressive archive and we would like to partner with universities in summarizing the dialogues and pursuing new avenues of collaboration.


Planeta.com readers are a mix of international travelers and locals. Both groups are keen to engage with one another but are often at a loss of how to do so. By virtue of our articles, forum, collaborative photo groups and now wiki, Planeta.com provides a venue for discussion and development of action plans.

We take a dynamic, holistic view of the Web and we appreciate helpful editorial suggestions.

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Planeta.com provides direct access to travel operators, language schools, artisans and conservation groups. For professionals including park managers, conservationists, tourism associations and government leaders we offer workshops and presentations.

Planeta.com spotlights what is local across the globe. We work toward decentralizing communication by encouragingengagement – active participation and reciprocity – among key players, starting with locals and visitors.