What is responsible travel?

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) Responsible travel = While tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. Game show prize winners are not rewarded with trip to someone’s home, but glamorous destinations. Locations beyond the immediate horizon are mysteries or memories for the individual. The …

Bikes

Photo: Ron Mader, DTLV Bikes (Some rights reserved) In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious travel. What are the good cycling experiences? How are locals benefiting from bike tours? What events are worth attending or paying attention? Translating: BicycleSpanish: Bicicleta Elsewhere on …

May is Bike Month

Poster: #BikeMonth (Some rights reserved) ¡Sí más bicicletas! Yes more bicycles, please. 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 HistoryEstablished in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México (Some rights reserved) 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 HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …

Responsible travel in parks and protected areas

Poster Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. How can visitation be developed and maintained in a responsible manner? We would like suggestions across the spectrum from park managers to locals to visitors. What are your recommendations? General Suggestions …

Responsible Travel Week 2021

Poster Responsible Travel Week 2021 took place February 8-14. Contributions and collaborations are still welcome. If you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. InvitationDiscover your role in the emerging community of people committed to engaged living, embodied practice, and responsible travel. Planeta.com invites friends to join our …

Choose to Explore Responsibly

Poster Hashtag watch:#ExploreResponsibly! Kudos to Joshua Tree National Park (@JoshuaTreeNPS) for its campaign to #ExploreResponsibly –  the perfect hashtag for Earth Day Month 2017. Key LinksMore info from Joshua Tree online the National Park Service website. Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Readings: Responsible Travel Week 2021

Readings Recapping Responsible Travel Week 2021, February 8-14. Hashtag: #rtweek21, this page spotlights features readings and other media including facebook groups, youtube videos, headlines and podcasts reflective of responsible travel. Suggestions are welcome as we create A Responsible Travel Reader for 2021. BackgroundPlaneta.com invites readers and friends to our annual Responsible Travel Week. 2021 is …

Platinum Rule

Poster (Some rights reserved) Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them. Also see: happiness pump, Munificence, sonder Essay How do we champion conscious travel, responsible travel, ecotourism? How do we encourage collaboration in maturing social movements? Perhaps one way to start is by following the Platinum Rule: …