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Last Chance Tourism

Tomorrow’s topic for popular Twitter travel chat #TToT is ‘Last Chance Tourism‘. I’ve already been asked on several occasions what it actually means, so an explanatory post seems appropriate. By this very definition it means that the opportunities to visit these destinations and encounter with cultures or wildlife are diminishing and eventually will cease to exist. Time could be running …

Canada, BC – Enbridge; Pipeline to Environmental Disaster

It may have been noticeable to some that the first posts from the recent trip to British Columbia, Canada concentrated on the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest region of the North-West Pacific coast. This was deliberate, the aim; to give those that hadn’t visited a greater appreciation of the place. My motive; the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline which is possibly already familiar …

Sustainable Travel – The Traveller’s Viewpoint

Those that read this site regularly will be aware that the topics of sustainable travel and the environment are close to my heart. Therefore it was particularly interesting to take part in the regular social media hashtag meet, Travel Talk on Twitter (TToT) which was about this subject. The social media travel community is extremely knowledgeable and insightful. The expertise, …

Travel Bloggers Give Back – Amur Leopard Conservation

I have been aware of the ‘Travel Bloggers Give Back’ initiative for more than a week now. I was contacted by Bret Love of Green Global Travel about becoming involved; it is a great idea and immediately agreed to provide my own supporting post. The challenge is that there are so many worthwhile causes finding a really exceptional cause is …

Sustainable Travel – Here for the Long Term?

Accessibility of air travel Sustainable travel is one of the fashionable terms being bandied about at the moment. Eco-tourism, green travel and reducing carbon-footprints are some of the current ‘buzz’ words of the travel industry. Airlines are offering carbon offsetting programmes where paying a little more for the flight means that ‘green’ initiatives will be invested in. There is some …

Anthropocene Epoch – Our unwelcome ‘viral’ impact

If you are unfamiliar with the term Anthropocene Epoch, it is the informal name which has been given to describe our impact on the Planet. It is the geological period of time in which man’s activities has had significant influence over the eco-systems of this World. Moments ago I was writing a piece on making better use of your camera, …