Stones in the Road

Photo: Badlands Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people in a manner that supports choosing responsible travel and ecotourism. That said, visitors rarely self-define themselves as ‘I am an ecotourist. Where should I go?’ Neither do they proclaim ‘I want to support sustainable tourism. What are my options?’ or …

Reflections on Slow Travel

Photo: Bike Share in Las Vegas My background – Originally, I’m from Fort Wayne, Indiana, home of the Three Rivers Festival which deepened my interest in local and international culture, particularly food, mostly food. The weekend’s International Village would showcase foods that otherwise were not on the menu. Since I created Planeta.com in 1994, I’ve …

Reflections on Awards

Buzzwords Here’s the bottom line – awards offer a great incentive which encourages good practices and helps develop communication about critical topics. That said, awards can be manipulated or simply developed in a way that does not promote in-depth dialogue. What we’d like to see: more surveys/investigations of awards. RecommendationsWe like to see awards that …