Inaugural Post

I thought it would be a good idea, for my first posting, to share some of the things I hope to address in the future of this blog to titillate your interest. (Yes, I just said titillate)

But I think it is first important to start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start. When you write you begin with “A, B, C”, when you travel you begin with “Where the hell am I?”

Lot’s of travel blogs will tell you all about the next coolest place to visit in the world, but not mine. OK, I lie, maybe I will a little bit. My main goal, however, is to spread the word about sustainable tourism. Now, before you go waving me off for being too “hippie” or a “tree-huger” take a listen to some of my ideas. I am fully aware that many believe sustainable tourism is an oxymoron since tourism itself is a rather consumptive activity. In many ways this is true, and I fully acknowledge that I too consume a great deal when I travel and leave a mighty footprint when I fly on planes. But, I am hoping to show you that there are smart, smarter, and smartest choices to make while traveling that do result in positive sustainable outcomes and can increase the fun factor on your holiday experience. I hope to cover a broad range of topics as this blog of mine progresses. From questioning what sustainable tourism really means, to highlighting specific sites and sounds around the world that can be sustainably experienced. I also plan to talk about some cheaper traveling options, for those like me with small budgets, that can make larger differences in a community than an over the top, oober pricey, resorty/cruisey vacation. And if you are lucky I may post some embarrassing holiday photos and videos of my own travel experiences. Obviously I would do this to once again titillate your interest.

So, to get things started, I would love for you to send me any questions you have or ideas you would like me to discuss about traveling, tourism, sustainability, my love of trekking with llamas, etc. Let this blog be your oyster.

Wait, what?


Posted on December 28, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Mary Anne Keenan

    We’ll be in San Francisco for several days in a couple of weeks with family from the Midwest. Do you have any suggestions for activities other than the large tourist attractions that would support the local community?

  2. How did you do this so fast??? Am I the first to post ??? Do I win something : )


    What suggestions do you have for moving the United Kingdom and finding a British husband?

    • I think an engineer might have better ideas about how to move the United Kingdom. But perhaps you should increase your carbon footprint, which will accelerate global warming, which will melt the glaciers more quickly, which will cause the sea level to rise, which will hopefully make it easier for the United Kingdom to float on over the to US.

  4. I want a llama now! Way to go Lizzie!

  5. Having done the “traveling poor through Europe” thing, what tips do you have for college students who want to travel and see the world but want to do it, a) on the cheap and b) in a way that is sustainable?

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