There is a big dilemma for those of us who enjoy traveling but worry about climate change. We have a hard time justifing yet another trip to an exotic destination. The carbon footprint of our flights is enormous. The new Swedish word flygskam (flight shame), popularized in the wake of Greta Thunberg’s popularity, is aimed at those of us who travel the world for personal pleasure. This is where global…

A quick excursion to South America was worth it. As a 1980’s Millennial from New Zealand long trips to South America to tramp or “hike”, volunteer, and speak Spanish were the norm. I chose to join a friend for a short period on her once-in-a-lifetime trip. I ended up having some of the most amazing…

She is wild, she is smart, she is strange, she controls me most of the time if not all of the time, and never can I have a single reaction or feeling without her approval.  I can’t even blink at him without her being aware, and when comes that time of the year when I…

I crave experiences that give me goose bumps. When I think of my favorite plane ride, I think of peering down at land that looks like molded clay; mountains rising in the center of islands, trees like little stalks of broccoli, and dry brown grass contrasted against moist tropical leaves. While the plane dipped lower,…

In 2019 responsible ecotourism operator Inglorious Bustards launched their Flyway Promise, a comprehensive commitment to nature and the environment that seeks to have a positive impact on their surroundings – the East Atlantic flyway. We caught up with conservationists Simon and Niki to learn more about the concept they’ve coined #FlywayBirding and how they’re putting conservation action and…