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For Earth Day 2012, help commit a ‘Billion Acts of Green’

Since the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans from all walks of life have contributed to major environmental accomplishments, such as pressuring government leaders for the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws. Today, the Earth Day Network […]

An eye on local travel: Burma and Berlin

Slow Travel Berlin presents A Celebration of Creativity, Culture & Cuisine – April 22, 2012, 12pm-6pm On 22nd April 2012, Slow Travel Berlin will take over Kreuzberg’s 100–year-old covered market hall Markhalle IX for a day of local creativity, culture and cuisine. The morning will be given over to a selection of free tours that […]

Why aren’t more bloggers writing about responsible (and local) travel?

Most mainstream newspapers and magazines today give periodic lip service to the evolution of travel, acknowledging that more and more travellers consider themselves ‘ecotourists,’ but not really giving their readers enough to feed their ethical penchants. Hamstrung by shrinking budgets, market-deaf advertisers and cumbersome bureaucracy, major travel media look like they’re being outpaced by the […]

Found: Lost pictures of New York blizzard

I won’t weigh this post down with words. Just please take a few minutes out of your day to watch the videos below. Start with the first (of course) and then you’ll find that you have to make time for parts 2 and 3. It isn’t until part 3 that the connection to Local Travel […]

“Never Walk Alonely Planet” guidebooks

I just found out about the Never Walk Alonely Planet series, on my favorite blog about urbanism – The Pop-Up City. Never Walk Alonely Planet’s aim is to show insiders and visitors of a city not the highlights, but an insider’s view of a city. I haven’t read one yet, but it looks very interesting […]

Local Travel in KLM’s inflight magazine

We’ve been actively promoting people to travel like a local since Spotted by Local‘s launch in 2008. Last year, this not for profit website that unites businesses actively promoting Local Travel and travelers was launched. It seems the travel press is starting to get interested too. Last week, KLM’s inflight magazinepublished his article “Stay smart […]

Going underground

Vicky Baker, freelance journalist and author of www.goinglocaltravel.com/ has written a nice article for Overseas magazine about Local Travel. A small extract: Making a stand against the prescribed, impersonal and well-trodden tour groups is part of a growing trend known as “local travel”. Although some travellers have been putting thes ideas into practice for years, […]

Planeta.com wins sustainable Tourism Award

It was recently announced one of our active members, Ron Mader from Planeta.com is the winner of  a TIES Innovation Award – recognizing individuals who have demonstrated leadership in innovative actions that effectively promote sustainable tourism and bring tangible benefits to communities and conservation. Congratulations to you Ron, and the other winners!

Local Travel – that’s what we’re talking about!

That is literally what I’m talking about below: On Friday 20 August, in my capacity as one of the initiators of the Local Travel Movement, I had a chance to chat about Local Travel with Ron Mader of Planeta.com, a global journal of practical ecotourism and an active Local Travel Movement partner. This online get-together […]

The Local Travel Movement: How to make your vacations more meaningful

No doubt you’ve heard of the “locavore” movement – the idea of eating food that is grown or raised close to home, sometimes within a 50 or 100 mile radius – but have you heard of the Local Travel Movement? Despite its name, LTM is not, I repeat not, a staycation, the recently coined word […]