Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster Please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader if you would like to actively participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio chats. Invitation What do we love about travel? We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16, 2020. 90% of …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …

Fair Trade in Travel Writing and Photography

Photo: Templo Mayor From the archives: If we wish to develop responsible travel, investment in fair trade in travel writing and photography ought to be a priority. Responsible travel, ecotourism and sustainable travel deserve quality press. That said, there are few incentives for travel writers and photographers to provide top-notch coverage. Here’s our proposal: Snapshot …

Valentina’s Day

Hashtags June 16 is Valentina’s Day. Hashtag: #ValentinasDay Background On June 16 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, a 26-year-old cosmonaut from Russia became the first woman in space Wikipedia: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, born March 6, 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. She is the first and …

Circular Economy

Buzzwords Circular Economy = Economic system aimed at the continual use of resources by eliminating waste Headlines How to build a circular economy that recycles carbon – Vox 6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020 – Greenbiz Fixing our recycling system by investing in the circular economy Lauren Brown: Circular Economy Challenge was a …

Faces and Places

Photo: Aivar Ruukel, Cranberries Consider please faces and places. It’s easy to have a checklist, perhaps a bucket list, of places to visit. Places are easy to visit and write about. Publishers love evergreen features which generally favor places over people. There might be the name of a local expert, but rarely more. From an …

Baseball Slang

Photo: Fort Wayne Baseball Learn the lingo! We’re translating baseball vocabulary into español. Suggestions are welcome. Vocabulario para Visitantes al Parque de Béisbol = Key Vocabulary for Visitors to the Ball Park Boleto – Ticket Taquillas – Ticket Window Los Basicos = The Basics Ball – Pelota Balk – Balk (to make an illegal motion …

Renewable Energy

Buzzwords Renewable Energy = energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat Also see: clean energy Headlines How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world Wikipedia Renewable energy Examples Clean Energy Wind Energy …

Rats

Illustration: BHL, Black-footed tree-rat Rat = Medium-sized, long-tailed rodents Artwork Wikipedia Rat Black-footed tree-rat Planeta Mammals Chinese New Year Biodiversity Heritage Library 2020 Calendar

Responsible Travel Week

Poster Planeta.com’s annual, tentpole event, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Join us! 2020 dates: February 10-16. Responsible Travel Week 2020   About this week Responsible Travel Week amplifies down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible travel with the inexpensive social web. What we love about travel are the people …