Travel Notebook

Photo: Subaru Aquarium From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me. – Katherine Mansfield A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude — what can I …

Roadtrip

Photo: Kingman Wash Roadtrip = Journey made by motorized or non-motorized vehicle Road Trips Road Trip USA 2019 Roadtrip: Austin – Las Vegas (September 2018) Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais (May 2018) How frequently are we driven to take a roadtrip. For those lucky to be in the drivers’ seat, experience transforms from one …

TripTik

American Automobile Association (AAA) Key Links https://ttp.aaa.com/TripTik/# Twitter @aaa_travel @aaanews @AAA_NCNU Questions How do you create an edit a digital TripTiks? Are the TourBooks available as e-books? Wikipedia American_Automobile_Association Planeta.com American Automobile Association (AAA) USA Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais (May 2018)

May is Bike Month

Poster: #BikeMonth May is National Bike Month – bikeleague.org/bikemonth – in the USA, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated across the nation. Hashtag: #BikeMonth History Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Translating: Yes …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Outdoor signage More news about Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area as we explore it on foot. This is one of Planeta.com’s featured slow adventures. This is reputed to be one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. In 2017 the Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact …

Engaging Tourism Trade Shows

Poster Tourism trade show = an exhibition at which businesses in the tourism sector promote their products and services Can tourism trade shows be more engaging? Specifically, can do they be more successful with locals and remote participants? It’s far too easy to have a tourism trade show in which the locals are the luxury …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS 2019 World Heritage Day 2019 History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a …

The Value of Place

Photo: Irene’s atole (Oaxaca, Mexico) Place = A space, area, or spot Essay What makes a place special are the people who share the space. What makes trips so grand is the journey itself and connecting with locals on their turf. Travelers are seeking place-based information. This is not to say that those seeking travel tips are …

Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC

Photo The Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC highlights the sustainable use or valorisation of natural resources in protected areas. The main goal of this course is to introduce some of the commonly-used ways to sustainably valorise protected areas (and their resources), thereby contributing to their long-term conservation. It will focus on two complementary approaches: …

Exploring Ecotourism

Graphic @ronmader As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable …