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Responsible Travel Week Challenge 2018

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One of the objectives of Responsible Travel Week is to improve communication skills using new and existing technologies. Shorthand: Digital Literacy

Specifically: Apps, Smartphones, Tablets, Widgets
Apps/Platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps, Instagram, Stack, Twitter, YouTube

We explore these tools through the lens of responsible and conscious travel and vice-versa. Do they educate and illuminate opportunities for collaboration?

That said, the challenge is not limited to one week for life-long learners, nor is the week we issue the challenge limited to February 2018.

Multigenerational Musts. There are many wonderful examples of conscious living that do not get the attention they deserve, because simply one generation or community does not speak the language of the other. Starting with social web challenges, we ask participants to improve their communication skills – from notebooks to chromebooks, from pen to pixel and back again.

What would you like to technically master? Maybe it’s how to log-in on your smartphone or syncing applications from tablet to desktop. You might test translation software or create a countdown widget.

Perhaps you have a blog that has not been updated in yonks. This could be the week you challenge yourself to write something and post something your readers would enjoy.

Participation is not limited to digital clicks. We ask you to go outdoors, befriend your local community and explore the ideas where you live. What would locals like visitors to know?

We encourage participants to judge and rate your own actions. Are you learning new skills? Are you connecting with old friends? Are you learning about new ideas or new people?

Finally. Complement is a thing that completes or brings to perfection and compliment is a polite expression of praise or admiration. Do both.

Create a Buzz


  • Walk
  • Swim
  • Ride a bike
  • Visit a bike store
  • Use public transportation
  • Visit a library. (Bonus points: check out a book)
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit a park
  • Visit a friend
  • Spend money at a local business

Treasure Hunt

  • Take a picture of a book and share it.
  • Take a picture of a message board and share.
  • Take a picture of a flowering tree.
  • Take a picture of local architecture, art or people (with their permission).

Cross Platform Challenges

  • Create and share a playlist.
  • Edit on different devices.
  • Record and share video.

Facebook Challenges

  • Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
  • Mobile users: Have you checked in to a particular place?
  • Share the event or a post.
  • Answer a poll.
  • Create a poll. Example

Google Challenges

Twitter Challenges

Bonus Points: Watch, share and heart Periscope videos from the conference

Wiki Challenges

YouTube Challenges

  • Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
  • Have you adjusted your YouTube account notifications?
  • Have you created a playlist?

Nerdy Gadgets

Nerdy Stuff

  • Backup your computer. (Good general advice we give ourselves)
  • Upgrade your computer operating system
  • Download some of your photos from your phone
  • Organize your desktop
  • Print something.


  • Place an international call
  • Video chat with Facebook Messenger
  • Video chat with Skype
  • Video chat with WhatsApp
  • Video chat with Hangout

Bonus Points



Responsible Travel Week 2018

What we’d love participants to do during Responsible Travel Week

Topics: Responsible Travel Week 2018

Responsible Travel Week Agenda (2018)

Open Journalism

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web


What is responsible travel?

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