The Art of Being a Rural Tourism Guide = El Arte Ser Guia de Empresas de Turismo Rural

Photo: Steve Bridger, Oxkutzcab market mural From the archives: Marlene Ehrenberg’s essay The Art of Being a Rural Tourism Guide (El Arte Ser Guia de Empresas de Turismo Rural): Estamos conscientes que los viajes ilustran y nos causan una de las mayores alegrías que podamos tener en la vida. Los sueños se vuelven realidad, las …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo: Monarch Sanctuary Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo (Promoting Protection). Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing bespoke trips for individual clients and small groups. Her …

Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Popular

Photo: Berenice Rivera / Secretaría de Cultura CDMX, Orquesta Mexico City – The Museo de Arte Popular (Popular Art Museum), Revillagigedo 11, Colonia Centro, promotes and preserves part of the Mexican handcrafts and folk art. Hours: Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm TripAdvisor’s #7 on the list of 500+ things to do in Mexico City. Key …

Manatū Taonga

Logo The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture. Among the helpful outputs – the ministry hosts the websites  Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and NZHistory among others. Key Links mch.govt.nz what we do …

Counterculture

Photo Counterculture = a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm Radio National RN surveys countercultures from 1969-2019. Who are the are the modern dissenters, those who dare to challenge the mainstream? Is the hacker of today a modern equivalent to the hippie of the …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek 2019 We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th to 25th of August, it will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within #Ireland’s rich #heritage, and this year’s theme is Pastimes | Past Times. …

Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in developing conscious and responsible travel and ecotourism, Choosing what …

Cultural Diversity Day

Poster. Image from downtown Las Vegas @Okudart mural May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo. Hashtag: #CulturalDiversity See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday Universal Declaration (PDF) Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …