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A Month of Learning by the Lake

Lago de Atitlán is a magnificent lake that sits in the gateway to the western highlands of Guatemala, between the cities of Antigua and Quetzaltenango. The lake itself is at an altitude of 1,500 metres and is surrounded by a number of 3,000 metre-plus peaks and volcanoes, making for some incredible scenery. 706 more words

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5 Ways To Be A Responsible Traveller

The year of 2017 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations (UNWTO, 2017).

Our decision to travel is often taken based on our motivations to travel. 963 more words

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Responsible travel – who profits from your annual leave?

The sun is shining in on my desk as I write, through the galley window, and I have already had the “where are you going this year?” conversation with several acquaintances. 600 more words

Niina's Volunteering in Candelaria

Candelaria is a small community on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, some 8km from Monterrico. As the village is on the coast and near canals, fishing is one of the main industries here. 532 more words

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Thailand's Tiger Temple Is Reopening.

After being shut down and having the full extent of it’s abuse and illegality put on full display for the world to see last year, now the infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi is to reopen with a new name.  1,076 more words

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Roger's Volunteering with Bikes at Maya Pedal

I spent four weeks volunteering at Maya Pedal, a bicycle workshop complete with on site volunteer accommodation. Based in the small town of San Andrés Itzapa, it is an NGO accepting bikes donated from the USA and Canada which are either reconditioned to sell or used as components to build a range of pedal powered machines (or… 430 more words

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Defining and Developing Nature Tourism

I recently spoke to Arkansas’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism about nature tourism. Here are notes from my comments.

Nature tourism is a huge component in the tourism economy of every state. 1,014 more words