Ron Mader

Photo: Imperial Point, Grand Canyon Ron Mader is a communications catalyst and professional speaker, writer, photographer, and tweeter. Among his most popular workshops are those focusing on strategies for using the social web. Ron also hosts and updates the free Digital Literacy Quiz. Highlighting meaningful conversation and action about environmental and cultural conservation, tourism, responsible …

What is responsible travel?

Photo: Ron and Rescue Dog Zoe 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 …

Stones in the Road

Photo: Kingman Wash (2021) Revisiting one of the early essays from the archives from 1997-1999 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 …

Sharing Cultures

Photo: Guelaguetza Exploring sharing, culture, and sharing cultures. 2017 WorkshopsPlaneta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 2017). Slideshare World Heritage Day 2020The theme …