Astrotourism

Buzzwords Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, telescope tours, and more at International Dark Sky Places. Some say the best part of parks can only be experienced after sunset. Look up and there’s a galaxy to behold. HeadlinesYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesastrotourism-stars-sightseeing-telescopes-where-to-gohttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/astrotourism-new-sustainable-travel-trend/ Elsewhere on the …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism = the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences A growing area of culinary tourism are cooking classes and visits with favorite local cooks. Planeta.comWe are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To be …

Positive Travel Bias

Buzzwords Newly (2018) coined term from Robert Reid @reidontravel: Positive Travel Bias. We’ll be exploring this further and updating this essay. Writing in Transitions Abroad, Reid writes: Of the dozen types of cognitive biases — e.g. “confirmation bias” is the tendency to agree with people who agree with us — there’s one bias that strikes …

Travel Warning

Buzzwords Travel Warning = Official statement issued by a government agency to provide information about the relative safety of visiting a foreign location Also see: travel advisory Examplehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/03/08/state-department-warns-of-security-threat-in-playa-del-carmen-popular-resort-city-in-mexicoPlaneta.com

Travel

Photo: Cows Travel is more than getting from Point A to B. The act of moving connects us to places and people in ways unimagined by standing still. Moving beyond the horizon, we need to be open to new experiences and empathetic to others. Planeta.com was created 25 years ago in 1994 to explore ecotourism …

Travel Links

Photo: Route 66 Museum Links related to travel presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesYou want to be a responsible tourist. But what does that even mean? – Washington Post – @hannahbsampsonHow to get paid to travel – Washington Post I will travel againhttps://[email protected] Elliott AdvocacyElliott Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that empowers …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut Space Travel = travel through outer space Elsewhere on the Web https://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/virgin-galactic-officially-fli.html http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/technology/future/space-lookahead-2018 https://qz.com/1265087/watch-jeff-bezos-space-company-blue-origin-launch-its-space-tourism-rocket-new-shepard/ Embedded Tweets Mannequin Skywalker is ready for his 2nd mission on board New Shepard. He’s a little sensitive about being called a “dummy”, as he will be conducting astronaut telemetry and science studies – a very important job! pic.twitter.com/h2ncpGWaTi …