Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18

Photo: Beniamin Netan The 5th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia September 10-14, 2018.  Hashtag: #EuroEco18 The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for stakeholders; researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as professionals throughout the continent and beyond to present their research results and development activities on ecotourism. Key Links: Facebook: European …

Iceland

Photo: Emmanuel Milou, Vestrahorn Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Iceland? Photos Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books …

European Ecotourism Conferences

We will be updating the presentation made at the first European Ecotourism Conference and offering free, public, live video workshops before, during and after the conference. Key Links: http://eecoc.karabuk.edu.tr/en Hashtag: #EuroEco17 Facebook: European Ecotourism Conference Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/europeanecotourism Workshops Planeta.com host Ron Mader will offer free online video workshops via Periscope and FacebookLive.   Questions To the organizers and …

Sámi National Day

Sámi National Day is February 6, which is celebrated in memory of the first Sámi congress in Trondheim in 1917. Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). Twitter Moment Sámi National Day Sámi Flag The joint flag dates back to …

Allemansrätten

Allemansrätten = Freedom to Roam (Swedish) Key Links The Right of Public Access (‘Allemansrätt’), or Outdoor Access Rights gives you the right to roam the countryside in Sweden in perfect peace and quiet. When you are in Sweden you have the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land with the exception …

Sámi

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Garment Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). the Sami flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The Sámi people live in four countries and have no national state of their …

Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Ireland – 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the language revival movement that was born with the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge – the Gaelic League. To celebrate the Gaelic League has planned a wide range of events in Ireland and around the …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …