This is a collaborative post written by Jodie Lydell.’ Traveling is one of those things that seem both easy and incredibly difficult, depending on how much you enjoy letting go. But when you go traveling, there’s one thing everyone agrees on: Keep your eyes open to see it all. It’s an obvious piece of […]
The November-December 2016 session of my Tourism and Development course was a success. Together with an impressive group of adult learners pursuing their Sustainable Community Development Certificate through CSU and Village Earth, we took a critical look at the tourism phenomenon and its explosive impact on the world.
The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on 31 Mar 2016 by The Hipmunk Most people hear the word “rainforest” and immediately picture the Brazilian Amazon or the lush jungles of Costa Rica. Not surprisingly, trips to these rainforest destinations are priced accordingly: Everybody knows about them, so trips are in high […]
This is the editor’s note from my latest project: “Elephants in Asia, Ethically”, a guidebook published by Horizon Travel Press and available for free download. It’s the product of my four months in Northern Thailand, where I’ve gotten mildly obsessed with elephants in tourism. I decided to do the homework for all Asia travelers and research the situation. You’re welcome.
Bad news, guys. African rhinos are in trouble. In addition to the habitat loss that endangers a wide range of species, the rhino’s threat is its particularly valuable horn. Sadly, poachers can fetch huge sums of money for rhino horns on the black market in East Asia, where the horns are believed to possess medicinal powers.
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.
I discovered that the job post was by Southwind Adventures, and that they’re located in my own hometown of Denver, Colorado. If there’s one way to apply all my experience to a job in Denver, I thought, then this is it. Since May 1, I’ve been on board full-time with Southwind Adventures.
For the month of April’s ecotourism theme, I compiled an article on The Travel Word about tourism and the environment. I asked my colleagues at WHL Group the question, “What is Tourism’s Biggest Threat to the Environment?” Answers were varied, but a few common themes came up.