Since tourism is now a billion-dollar global industry, and the impact the industry has had on natural environments is well documented; it’s important that every traveler and tourist service provider take a minute to think about their role in the grand scheme of things.
Hiking is a practice that people do just about everywhere in the world. From trekking across plains to challenging steep hikes in the mountains —the appeal of traveling through a natural habitat on foot seems to be appealing to all kinds of people.
Sustainable, zero-waste, eco-tourism, environment-friendly: these are all buzzwords that have become so commonly used in the content we consume, that it can be hard for us to determine what is authentic or what is advertising. But when it comes to travel, there’s no debate that the actions of people have affected the climate, ecosystems, wildlife, landscapes and indigenous citizens immensely.
Adventure vacations can be an opportunity for the more rugged travelers to push their boundaries, explore new landscapes, and go on a journey of self-discovery. There’s often a moment that occurs when you’re face to face with a challenge, whether that be a technical trail, large rapid, or steep climb in front of you. With only your own four limbs to help you through it, it is the perfect place to test your own limits and strength.
Family vacations are one of the most incredible experiences anyone can have. They’re the perfect time for families to come together and relax, spend time, go on adventures and make memories to last a lifetime.
Now may not be the time to board that plane and jet off on your dream vacation. But while the world settles down and increases safety measures related to Covid, there is plenty of time to start thinking about, and planning, your next adventure.
Eyes growing wide with anticipation as they gaze upon the surrounding snow-covered Norwegian mountains, your excitement builds as your mind fills with fantasies of perfect powder conditions, steep lines, and beautiful backcountry trails. But while multiple days of a Norway ski adventure may be all you’ve ever dreamed of, the secret spice you have yet to taste, the one that turns incredible experiences into magical ones, is none other than cultural immersion.
For many years, mainstream tourism has focused on leisure, relaxation, and luxury-life pleasures. That’s why a city like Las Vegas recorded upwards of 45 million visitors in 2019 — the casinos, cuisine, entertainment and hotels have been designed to feed off the human need for distraction, temptation and greed.
Nature enthusiasts are likely to find a new favorite location if they find themselves travelling to Voss, Norway. This small municipality may not seem like much at first glance, but dig a little deeper and you will find a plethora of gorgeous natural scenery that any travel aficionado would be deeply grateful to experience.
2017 was the UN’s assigned year of sustainable tourism development, which prompted a vital conversation among the international travel community. How can we continue to enjoy a wide variety of international travel while still ensuring that the places we visit aren’t affected by our recreational activities?