Is Small Ship Adventure Cruising Sustainable?

I recall some of my first experiences in a cruise port city on big cruise day. I was warned “don’t buy anything on Thursdays because the prices go way up for for the cruise tourists.” And it’s not just cruises that cause problems. Whenever large influxes of tourists invade a …

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To Take a Tour or Not

I have spent the majority of my career in tourism selling tours and here’s what I’ve found: most people like tours, once they try them. OK, let me dissect that statement. First, a “tour” is simply an event that pre-planned and organised with at least some elements pre-paid where the …

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Curbing the North American Addiction to AC

Recently, Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica published an article on one hot topic: how do we get off our addiction to artificial air conditioning? Well, people do want to be comfortable when they vacation, certainly. So let’s explore if this a technical problem, or a marketing …

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Galapagos Wanderer

UNIQUE ADVENTURES IN A UNIQUE WORLD Contributed By Jascivan Caravalho The Galapagos Islands, a world heritage site and one of the most famous places on the planet, is a must visit for every adventurous traveler. The story of this exceptional archipelago is intertwined with the history of the human race …

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Zen and the Art of Birdwatching

Is it possible to raise your consciousness just by being a birdwatcher? Walking down almost any city street I hear robins, sparrows, crows, some starlings and occasionally a jay. All these common city birds live with us and yet how often do we let the sights sounds of birds hover …

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Spread the Light About Solar Cooking

Remember that old phrase “it was hot enough to fry eggs on” ? Guess what? It’s really true. And you can cook a whole lot more than you ever imagined with today’s solar cookers. I confess, we actually own both a solar oven and a solar stove, so I really …

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