Should I stay or should I go? The environmental tourist’s travel dilemma

True environmental travel is about education, and not about taking selfies with a bottlenose dolphin. We rocked and rolled across the sand dunes of Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Our guide told us how unique the location is, how it is home to fauna andContinue reading “Should I stay or should I go? The environmental tourist’s travel dilemma”

Broke Fordwich – Winemaking the Local Way in the Hunter Valley, Australia – The Travel Word

Air-conditioned coaches come and go, kicking up the gravel. Signs advertise celebrated wines and best-value lunch deals. Tourists beam as the contents of their bags revealingly clink together. Cartons of what can’t be carried is ready to be shipped via international carriers. All around, people are laughing and chatting, slightly merrier than when they startedContinue reading “Broke Fordwich – Winemaking the Local Way in the Hunter Valley, Australia – The Travel Word”

Ecotourism flourishes when local people are engaged with sustainability – Blue and Green Tomorrow

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/features/ecotourism-flourishes-when-local-people-are-engaged-with-sustainability/ ‘Green’ is a term that has been getting on my goat during my travels. Everyone is green; everyone is eco-friendly. Simply by virtue of operating outside – which let’s face it, we all do at some point, even if only when walking from the front door to the car – seems to allow peopleContinue reading “Ecotourism flourishes when local people are engaged with sustainability – Blue and Green Tomorrow”

Scuba diving in Cairns: Don’t fear the reef, yeah? – TNT Magazine

You may be aware that I am not a huge fan of water. I find it a little intimating when it doesn’t come in well defined containers – baths, pools, bottles, etc. Even wayward spurts from a loose washer on a tap can have me squeal. But I want to, I really want to loveContinue reading “Scuba diving in Cairns: Don’t fear the reef, yeah? – TNT Magazine”