Ever wondered what goes on in the travel blogging world? While doing a little research on the latest happenings in the industry, I came across this infographic, compiled by BookFHR and digital agency No Pork Pies.
Finally, I can reveal our travel plans for the first half of 2013. We’re off to Singapore, London, Ireland and Spain. I’m excited. Super excited!
Normally, I’m not one for revealing too much about myself online – I leave that to other bloggers who are happy to share a lot more of their personal lives, and who are often much more adept at crafting inspirational messages as a result.
If there’s one person I owe my fascination with the natural world to, it’s the wonderful Sir David Attenborough. Watching a natural history documentary narrated by him is completely mesmerizing. His unique dulcet tones hypnotise like an environmental siren. It’s impossible to look away.
Okay, so the link fest isn’t exactly happening every week, but I dare say you’re not too bothered. It’s more about sharing a selection of cool news stories and features that I think you’ll enjoy on a slow moving Friday afternoon that never seems to be nearing the end.
If I were to tell you how many people looked at me with shock and horror when I told them I spent a week in Pakenham (about an hour south east of Melbourne) recently you wouldn’t believe me. It was pretty much everyone.
This week, the Supreme Court in India has banned tourism in tiger reserves across the country in a further attempt to protect the endangered big cats. But, despite their good intentions, there is growing concern that the ruling will do more harm than good.
Every week I’m going to share the stories I’ve read that I find interesting, but either haven’t had the time to write up or share on various social networks. It’s a great way for Eco Traveller readers to 1) find out what floats my boat, and 2) discover what else is out there. So I say, let the Friday link fest begin, and enjoy!
It’s the story of a great reuse project. Built on a decommissioned landfill site that was once a bluestone quarry, CERES (Centre for Education & Research into Environmental Strategies) is now an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm covering 4.5 hectares of Brunswick soil.
As one of the largest industries in the world, tourism has a significant impact on many societies. Although this impact is most often viewed in economic terms, an increasing number of researchers believes that specific forms of tourism can bring about peace, or at least decrease the possibility of conflict.