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TRAVEL | Walking and Eating in Tuscany

TRAVEL | Walking and Eating in Tuscany

  By Pat Teti – My wife and I love Italy—the people, food, history, architecture, and long walks. Our idea of a perfect holiday is to wake up in a small town, have coffee, pack a lunch, spend most of the day walking trails and country roads, eat a big dinner, sleep well, and repeat. […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Travelling Out of the Box

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Travelling Out of the Box

By Pat Teti – If you buy locally produced meat or vegetables, you are probably connected to a worldwide network of travellers who help grow those meats and veggies. Their idea of a holiday is to live and work on a small farm or ranch far from their home for weeks at a time in […]

NEWS | BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Williams Lake

NEWS | BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Williams Lake

  By LeRae Haynes — The City of Williams Lake has been chosen to host an upcoming BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium October 2 – 4, thanks to the vision and hard work of people like Thomas Schoen and Mark Savard from the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. The symposium, a gathering of creative minds from […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Cuba 2015

ARTS & CULTURE | Cuba 2015

By Van Andruss —    My partner Eleanor and I visited the Emerald Isle for the fourth time this past winter. I would like to offer bits of what we learned there while enjoying a change of scene. Even before we flew into Havana, we heard the news about Obama’s intention to “normalize” relations between […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Encounters with the Unknown

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Encounters with the Unknown

  By Ciel Patenaude — A happy new year to you all! I hope that the holidays were a peaceful yet transformative time. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend this past December in the southern hemisphere, exploring the city and jungle wilds of Peru and Bolivia with a good friend. The trip […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Pele: Volcano Goddess of Hawai`i

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Pele: Volcano Goddess of Hawai`i

  Some years back, I left the Cariboo winter far behind and journeyed to a place of passion and unpredictability in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, perched on the edge of a living volcano. Today this tiny island is making international headlines for the lava that threatens to disrupt a community and change a […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Adventures in Spanish Kitchens

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Adventures in Spanish Kitchens

By Pat Teti — Two weeks living and working with a middle-aged couple in a small town in northeastern Spain sounded like a great way to sample a distinctive culture outside the normal tourism envelope.” “Pat, could you sing Happy Birthday to my mother”? Pep asked from the other end of the large dinner table. […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | The Future of Tourism is Green

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | The Future of Tourism is Green

By Jessica Kirby — Thirty years ago, there was no ecotourism. There was tourism, which meant going to unfamiliar places in a recreational state of mind, but the prefix “eco” was reserved for more traditional concepts like “ecology” and “economy,” and not at all for a gentler, and greener way of interacting with nature. Ecotourism […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | ECO TOURISM AND TRAVEL | Hidden Gold: History, art, and adventure in Wells and Barkerville, BC

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | ECO TOURISM AND TRAVEL | Hidden Gold: History, art, and adventure in Wells and Barkerville, BC

By Lisa Bland — This summer, if you fancy heading out on a road trip with stunning scenery and extra ordinary adventure, why not follow a section of the old Cariboo Waggon Road, a route of days gone by that leads to hidden historical tourism gems tucked in the Cariboo Mountains. Taking a right-hand turn […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Carbon Conscious Travel

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Carbon Conscious Travel

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, The darkest days of winter are gone and although there’s no sign of green life stirring under the heavy blanket of snow, the light is returning. I notice my plants reaching higher towards the window, seeking the sun, waiting out the days until they’ll be transported outside. In the […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SHARK ATTACK !?!

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SHARK ATTACK !?!

By Chuck Handy — I don’t know about you, but I grew up with a fear of sharks. In my mind they were all voracious eaters of human beings. There is just something about the way I was brought up that made it all true in my mind. So the first time I went on […]