It’s official, the world’s water supply is running out. At least that is the grim reality for the people of Cape Town in South Africa. In 2017, South Africa experienced its worse drought since 1904 . Water levels in the dams dropped to a significantly dangerous level. So dangerous in fact that if consumption continues at its current rate, Cape Town will run out of water before May 2018. Continue reading “Why Responsible Tourism is Crucial TODAY”
It’s no surprise that going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be expensive. Clothes, food, event tickets, alcoholic beverages and of course the champagne for toasting at midnight. But a night out on the town is achievable. Even on a budget. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve on a shoestring”
Sustainability has been a fad in the travel world for a while. More and more tour operators continue the switch to green initiatives when planning their schedules.
This trend has been driven by consumers who want to see the world without contributing it’s destruction. Not only is sustainable travel good for tourists, and locals, it also makes good business sense.
Travellers are more likely to travel with a company which supports local people and the environment. They get a reputation for being the responsible tour company.
Companies like Intrepid, G Adventures and On the Go Tours ensure the places they visit contribute back into the community.
G Adventures is one company which incorporates its tours into the local community of the country they visit. I travelled with them for the first time this year on a hiking adventure in Peru.
G Adventures use. a combination of local transport, community villages and local tour operators. All these activities contribute to funds helping the community instead of for profit. They sponsor community activities such as a restaurant near Ollantaytambo and a campsite at Cucani. They employ local Andean people instead of bringing in overseas workers.
Additionally, by choosing local, green alternatives the travel experience is more authentic. You get to experience the real country and interact with the people as they go about their everyday lives.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ensures continued business and a sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy.
Something happens in our forties. We suddenly realise that we have not paid attention to our own needs or what makes us happy. Society says we have to stick to the routine we had through life. School. University. Job. Family. This is the way we have been conditioned . Anyone going outside of this norm is frowned upon. Continue reading “The Awakening”
Is it really stress? Or is it just an emotive reaction to a situation we have found overwhelming? Quite often it is the latter. Continue reading “Managing Stress (aka expectations)”
“I will call my assistant and have her send you the (information) right away.”. This was the end of a conversation which drifted my way across the resort pool. It was the all to familiar sound of a worker contacted while on holiday. Continue reading “Are you really out of office?”
The best thing about blogging is the ability to adapt and grow as a writer. From next week I will be incorporating more lifestyle, wellness and even business leadership posts on this blog. But don’t despair! I will still be writing about travel as it is still a strong passion of mine. Continue reading “New Directions”