Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Let’s talk (again) about overtourism, the quality of life for locals, and the visitor experience for … visitors = Hablemos (nuevamente) sobre el sobreturismo, la calidad de vida de los lugareños y la experiencia de los visitantes para … visitantes = Reden wir (noch einmal) über Overtourism, die Lebensqualität der Einheimischen …

COVID19 Tourism

Photo: Ferguson’s, Downtown Las Vegas Spotlight on the impact of COVID19 on travel and tourism with a spotlight on upcoming events and webinars: HeadlinesCovid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinated – BBCThe Travel Industry Is a Total Mess, But Everyone Is Traveling Anyway – New York MagazineCan travel be fun again?Hawaii’s tourism …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space HeadlinesThe Future of Space Tourism and Exploration with Bill Harwoodhttps://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/virgin-galactic-officially-fli.htmlhttp://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018https://qz.com/1265087/watch-jeff-bezos-space-company-blue-origin-launch-its-space-tourism-rocket-new-shepard/ Embedded Tweets Photos Features Planeta.com

Why travel?

Roofdog Translating: Why travel?German: Warum reisen?Hawaiian: No ke aha e hele ai?Spanish: ¿Por qué viajar?Swedish: Varför resa? TipsTravel when you can. Planeta.com


Photo: Oaxaca Bus Station Luggage = Suitcases or other bags in which to pack personal belongings for traveling HeadlinesThe reason carry-on luggage became such a hassle – Vox Translating: Carry-on dimensionsSpanish: Dimensiones de equipaje de manoGerman: HandgepäckmaßeFrench: Dimensions du bagage à main WikipediaToiletry bag/Dopp kit Planeta

International Travel

Photo: Fremont Street International Travel = Travel outside of one’s own country HeadlinesUN says international tourism won’t rebound until 2023Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Planeta

Solo Travel

Photo Solo Travel = Traveling alone HeadlinesA Love Letter to Driving Alone Elsewhere on the Websolotravelerworld.com Embedded Tweets Ten years ago I met a man in his 70s on a train in Kerala. When I asked if he minded travelling alone he replied: “I’m not alone, I’m by myself.” I always remember this when I’m …


Photo: Wetlands Park Preparation = the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration Let’s review travel prep from the pov of visitors and locals. VisitorsOne of the reasons travelers make a trip elsewhere is to escape cause-and-effect logic. Many travelers aim toward spontaneity and adventure. That said, if …

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 The only question to ask before visiting a place is whether the locals …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …