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Reflections on World Tourism Day 2014

A few weeks ago, my Sustainable Tourism Class at Patel College of Global Sustainability celebrated World Tourism Day with activities and cake.  Reflecting back on the day, I just want to share with all of you how important it is for all of us to take into consideration how very important it is that we remember to respect the environment and each other when traveling to far off places. We then enjoyed some fair trade coffee and special tourism cake as we discussed the principles of the Global…

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Explore Abandoned Themeparks with Google Earth

I recently ran across an interesting post on Google Earth Blog which talked about an written in Huffington Post about Abandoned Theme Parks which can be viewed with Google Earth- 7 to be exact. I embedded the maps to those which are closest to the route of our voyage. This got me thinking about sustainable tourism and what might possibly be done with all of the waste left behind. Six Flags, New Orleans LA View in Google Maps This theme park was closed just before Hurricane Katrina struck the…

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Traveling in Style, Slowly

Whether you are riding across a desert, traversing a mountain pass on foot, or driving down the highway at 90 miles an hour, your mode of transportation has a way of defining the parameters of what you can do, and how fast. Approaching a new land destination from the vantage point of a sailing ship deck, and at five miles an hour, has a certain appeal for a traveler. The entire experience of preparing for the voyage and arriving weighs as heavy on the sailor's mind, making it nearly impossible…

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Street View Map of Trains, Planes and Automobiles

 Street View Transit Collections is organized into three categories, Stations, Airports and Museums. My favorite links are in the museum category, which links to such gems as the Porsche Museum, the majestic Queen Mary and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. I love museums so I relish the chance to tour museums around the world on Street View that I will probably never get to visit in person. However I know some of you will get just as much pleasure from taking tours of train stations and…

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Follow the Transportation Channel

Transportation Channel is the home of Sustainable Tourism on Beautiful Nation Project and will provide a holistic approach to tourism which minimizes the impacts on the environment and local culture.  In this channel we will explore both sustainable tourism while tracking differences and similarities between types of transportation used in places along the Voyage of Makulu.

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