Roadtrip

Photo: Valley of Fire Roadtrip = Journey made by car Essentials Cooler Hand wipes Hand cleaner Snacks Drinks TripTik (AAA) Planeta.com Travel Google Maps American Automobile Association (AAA) Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

Outbounding

Elsewhere on the Web Outbounding – http://outbounding.org – is a community-powered website focused on excellent travel writing. Members curate favorite travel content to share with new audiences across the web. “It’s time to demand better than thin, facile fluff.” Outbounding resembles Reddit in that anyone can submit quality features and the best are voted up (upvoted!) by members. Key Links http://outbounding.org Members What’s …

Passport

Buzzwords Passport = an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries. Headlines The Passport Index: a beautiful guide to the passports of the world USA https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm Elsewhere on the Web https://www.passportindex.org Wikipedia Passport_stamp Planeta.com Travel

Irresponsible Tourism

Buzzwords Irresponsible tourism = Not responsible tourism Key Links https://www.facebook.com/groups/irresponsibletourism This is a whistle blowing, campaigning and discussion forum for anyone who is concerned about irresponsible tourism and who wants to draw it to the attention of others and the media; or to discuss what can be done about it. Many are now beginning to …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, #RTCBikeShare My background – Originally, I’m from Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase international foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I created Planeta.com in 1994, I’ve lived in three …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

Airports

Photo Airport = aerodrome with facilities for flights to take off and land. Twitter @AeropuertoUIO @flyLAXairport @LASairport @kenyaairports @iflymia @AICM_mx Wikipedia Airport Webcams http://airportwebcams.net Recommended Listening Iconic buildings: The TWA terminal at New York’s JFK airport Elsewhere on the Web Prepare for take-off – Colin Bisset Quotes Flughafen sind Un-Orte; ein Ort, den man nur …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the National Travel and Tourism Week and recognizes the accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. Join us May 6-12 as we curate highlights from this year’s celebration. 2018 dates: May 6-12. NTTW 2018: How to Celebrate …

Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19

Planeta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week, February 11-17. We hope you can fall in love (again!) with responsible travel. 2019 is the eleventh year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com‘s 20th year of innovative, community-driven, online conferencing. Since 2000 Planeta.com has hosted dozens of public dialogues about ecotourism, sustainable tourism, …