Sustainable Travel and Tourism Pam here today, with a post about sustainable travel. Many of you know that I have a passion for sustainable strategy and have even completed a course in the same subject from Harvard Business School. We are also a member of Sustainable Travel International. What is Sustainable Tourism? It all boils down to this: a conscientious and sustainably-responsible traveler will leave a place in the same condition - or better - than when he or she arrived. Sustainability focuses on three core areas: Environmental Impact Economic Impact Social Impact Sustainable tourism is defined by the [...]
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Create Your Own Bucket List How many things have you done in the last five years that you consider to be meaningful? You can bet that you'll have even more meaningful experiences over the next five years if you create a bucket list. You might consider a bucket list to be silly or something that older people do, but it's never too soon to start examining your life and prioritizing your time. Create a bucket list that fills you with enthusiasm: Start with childhood. You had a lot of great ideas when you were a child. You've forgotten many [...]
8 Lessons You Learn From Traveling the World If you’ve never travelled much, it can be awe-inspiring to talk with someone that does. They have a wisdom and understanding of the world that you can’t gain from camping at the local lake or staying at a condo in Florida. Travelling gives you a more complete picture of the world. If personal growth is important to you, international travel can accelerate your development. Change your perspective with these lessons: 1. Materialism is overrated. When you travel abroad, it’s not easy to bring your guitar collection, BMW, and fine silverware [...]
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SmarterTravel.com is a blog we love to follow. It is filled with excellent information and super handy tips about travel. A fantastic post we couldn't help but to share is their, "How Much an Airport Uber, Taxi, or Rental Car Costs Around the Globe". 15 Cities Where an Airport Uber Beats a Taxi by $20 Where it’s available, an airport Uber beats a taxi for a trip to town at most of the cities included in the study. And In 15 cases, the difference is at least $20. City Taxi Cost Uber Cost Difference London $85.07 $39.37 $45.70 [...]
Slow Travel: Making Connections Slow travel, as defined by TheArtofSlowTravel.com: "Slow Travel is a mindset that rejects traditional ideas of tourism and encourages you to soak in your environments and keep yourself open to new experiences." And from SmarterTravel.com: "Slow travel is not so much a particular mode of transportation as it is a mindset. Rather than attempting to squeeze as many sights or cities as possible into each trip, the slow traveler takes the time to explore each destination thoroughly and to experience the local culture." Slow travel allows you to make a real connection with the place you're [...]
8 Lessons You Learn from Traveling the World If you’ve never travelled much, it can be awe-inspiring to talk with someone that does. They have a wisdom and understanding of the world that you can’t gain from camping at the local lake or staying at a condo in Florida. Travelling gives you a more complete picture of the world. If personal growth is important to you, international travel can accelerate your development. Change your perspective with these lessons: Materialism is overrated. When you travel abroad, it’s not easy to bring your guitar collection, BMW, and fine silverware with you. [...]
Long Haul Flight Hacks Plan your in-flight entertainment Download a few movies you'd like to see onto your device before you fly in case you've already seen what's showing on the plane or in case the in-seat screen isn't working (it happens). Fight Jet Lag It takes 20 to 24 hours for your body to adjust for each hour of time zone change. So make sure to get natural light when you land. Exercise and a hot bath can help alleviate jet lag. Wear comfy clothing Keep it simple! Flying is always stressful, keep your packing minimal and your [...]
10 REASONS WHY TRAVEL BROADENS THE LIFE OF THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION I just returned from three weeks in Turkey. My heart was full, my mind replete with warm memories, and my computer teeming with new photos. The best part, though, was that my travel compatriots now love Turkey as much as I do. It happens. Traveling to new places broadens who we are. Building and Strengthening Friendships I knew most of the 10 people in our tour group, but they didn’t know each other prior to this trip. By the end of our weeks together, we were a cohesive, [...]
“Adventure is worthwhile.” - Aristotle “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” - Paulo Coelho “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” - Gustave Flaubert “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” - Helen Keller “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be [...]