What is responsible travel?

Photo: Ron and Rescue Dog Zoe Responsible travel = EssayWhile tourism marketing campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — travelers are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. If those working in the tourist trade would embrace the values we wish developed, then we could make a huge leap forward. The way to achieving …

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 …

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). World Heritage Day 2020The theme for …

Ron Mader

Photo: Downtown Las Vegas Ron Mader is a professional speaker, writer, photographer, and communication catalyst. Among his most popular seminars are those focusing on strategies for using the social web and the Digital Literacy Quiz. Ron’s work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental and cultural conservation, tourism, responsible travel, and peacemaking. Conscious Travel and …