Welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences seeking out best practices of sustainable tourism worldwide. My family and I (husband Dan who is working on his Ph.D. in customer service and electronic word of mouth) and 18 month old son Luka are embarking on a 3 and a half month journey that starts us off in L.A. and sends us to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. In order to offset our carbon from flying, I look for and support local initiatives in the destinations I visit such as Trees for Travellers. Trees for Travellers is based in Kaikoura, New Zealand and are a reputable foundation that plants trees to offset carbon from flying. The cost of offsetting my carbon from flying from Canada to New Zealand according to this site is approximately $100 NZ (which is about $75 US). This will plant approximately 4 native trees. Trees for Travellers is a positive effort from a grassroots level that can greatly benefit not only the local community but the environment at large. When I travel I try to contribute financially to projects such as these to offset some of my impacts and contribute to the community. There are other things that you can do to be a Responsible Traveller. Check out this guide on Hotels Combined on how to be a responsible traveller. Travelling in a responsible fashion can provide so many benefits to the local community. This blog will share some great examples of responsible tourism! Stay tuned! 

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About the Author:

DR. SONYA GRACI is a specialist in sustainable tourism, corporate sustainability, stakeholder management, community capacity development and environmental management. She has more than 15 years experience in the field. Dr. Graci’s passion is working with stakeholders towards achieving a common goal of sustainability. She has worked with numerous communities and organizations to develop their sustainability strategies and has facilitated several training programs and workshops. She has also led extensive consultation with stakeholders in communities across North America, Central America, and Asia.

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