How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Spotlight EssayNew terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there are also less formal experiences such as meetups. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit their interests or situation. This is the long tail of multiple definitions and options for travelers and locals alike. …

Language

Photo: Marco, Kumuntoon Language = Method of communication, spoken and/or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. At first, everything different is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Expand your linguistic comfort zone. …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna Planeta.com has paid special attention to this celebration …

Language Links

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Links related to language presented in somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] SoundcloudThe Allusionisthttps://soundcloud.com/kumoontun PlayThink you can identify global languages? Play the Great Language Game. HeadlinesWhy are we learning languages in a closed world?The key to cracking long-dead languages?worlds-languages-traced-back-single-african-mother-tongue-scientistshow-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-languagethe-glossary-of-happinesslanguage-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285digital-language-divideThe word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscapeUnmanning Space Language EssayLanguage, like food, …

Love Notebook

Poster:  Fall in Love What does your heart say?– Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?)Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.)– Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize This eye looks with loveThis eye looks with judgmentFree …

Impactful

Buzzwords Impactful = Having a great effect Recommended ListeningLanguage and it’s problems (9:40) UsageOpen education movements are operating as independent silos and may be more impactful if efforts were put into unifying them into a more synergistic whole. @pgstaceycreativecommons.org/2017/03/22/open-education-global-2017… Planeta.com

Buzzword Bingo

Buzzwords Are we going to use these weasel words to be insightful, provide meaning, or are we going to be that person who uses buzzwords to show off using buzzwords? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Events Features Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it fluency, …