This post was posted by The Hipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 2015/08/28. Jet to an exotic country. Get immersed in local customs. Help build a house or dig a well. Make buddies with fascinating people you’d never meet otherwise. A “voluntourism” trip seems like a great way to give back or improve the world in a […]
America’s favorite TV shows play favorites when it comes to setting – New York City is the hands-down winner. It’s by far the most popular TV sit-com backdrop, heavily exported to living room screens worldwide. New York City isn’t the only place that’s good for a laugh. Some of the funniest TV comedies paint hilarious landscapes of more offbeat parts of the USA. Go visit the real-life setting of these place-centric television hit series. Once you’ve been there, you’ll “get it”.
This is a feature article that appeared in print YellowScene Magazine’s annual Home&Hood. May, 2014 For PDF article, click here.
Like a good book should, The Man Who Quit Money changed the way I see a few things. It changed the way I see money – rather than an absolute or a given, it’s a convention that (almost) all of us subscribe to. It changed the way I see my home state of Colorado, where Daniel is from. Mark Sundeen’s account of Daniel Suelo’s life also changed the way I see dumpsters.
Check it out – I’m an educator. After almost a year of developing an online course for the Certificate in Community-Based Development through Village Earth and Colorado State University, the 5-week course begins next week. It’s called Community-Based Tourism Development, and I’m pretty excited about it.
During my three months as volunteer/resident writer at Sustainable Bolivia, I contributed five posts to the Sustainable Bolivia blog. It was a fun project to bring the blog back to life and share some details of the Sustainable Bolivia experience with its online audience. Below are the five articles I wrote during my time there:
Is climate change the biggest challenge to tourism sustainability in the 21st century? The academic Journal of Sustainable Tourism started this year off with a debate about climate change and sustainable tourism.
Last summer my best friend came to visit me in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I wanted to pay tribute somehow to the city’s beautiful historical downtown, and to give my friend a tour of the city more memorable than a sight-seeing trip with tour guide headphones. So I organized a citywide scavenger hunt: experiential, real-life fun, that utilized the web to make it happen.