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It looks as though winter has arrived in parts of the US. How do you celebrate the changing of seasons at home?  Photo: @travelingtamara31
It looks as though winter has arrived in parts of the US. How do you celebrate the changing of seasons at home? Photo: @travelingtamara31
The World Tourism Awards recently announced that the non-profit NGO, the Jordan Trail Association, would be one of three 2018 World Tourism Award recipients.  The Awards ceremony is scheduled for November 5th.
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According to the Jordan Times, the award is "in recognition of its (the Jordan Trail Association's) commitment to developing, maintaining, and promoting the Jordan Trail as a platform for socioeconomic development for the 52 villages along the trail, with an impact of $6 million to date." The Jordan Trail, a 400 mile hiking path that crosses the entire country, from North to South, and connects such legendary sites as Wadi Rum and Petra, was among National Geographic's picks for Best Trips of 2018.
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Photo: Desert sand patterns in Wadi Rum, by @travelingtamara3 
Text: @euliakim 
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The World Tourism Awards recently announced that the non-profit NGO, the Jordan Trail Association, would be one of three 2018 World Tourism Award recipients. The Awards ceremony is scheduled for November 5th. . . According to the Jordan Times, the award is "in recognition of its (the Jordan Trail Association's) commitment to developing, maintaining, and promoting the Jordan Trail as a platform for socioeconomic development for the 52 villages along the trail, with an impact of $6 million to date." The Jordan Trail, a 400 mile hiking path that crosses the entire country, from North to South, and connects such legendary sites as Wadi Rum and Petra, was among National Geographic's picks for Best Trips of 2018. . . Photo: Desert sand patterns in Wadi Rum, by @travelingtamara3 Text: @euliakim #jordan  #middleeast  #desert  #wadirum  #hikingadventures  #senderismo  #randonnee  #trail  #sustainable  #tourism  #liveoutdoors  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #beautifuldestinations  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #viaje  #viagem  #instatravel  #picoftheday  #igersnature  #nature  #landscape  #wanderlust  #outdoors  #getoutside 
According to the Travel Market Report, the Faroe Islands (pictured here), along with neighboring Greenland and Iceland, "are promoting year-round travel to control the flow of visitors to a more even and sustainable rate." As destinations around the world continue to wrestle with the problem of overtourism, redistributing tourist arrivals over longer spans of time is just one of many solutions.

As quoted in the Travel Market Report: "People travel for our nature, so we need to make sure that we sustain that so there's still something to travel for in the future," said Súsanna Sørensen, marketing manager of Visit Faroe Islands, which sees about 100,000 visitors a year.

Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot
@jonathantourtellot
Hvalba, Suduroy, southern Faroe Islands.  Church with Lítla Dímun island in the background.

Long caption: Eugene Kim @euliakim

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According to the Travel Market Report, the Faroe Islands (pictured here), along with neighboring Greenland and Iceland, "are promoting year-round travel to control the flow of visitors to a more even and sustainable rate." As destinations around the world continue to wrestle with the problem of overtourism, redistributing tourist arrivals over longer spans of time is just one of many solutions. As quoted in the Travel Market Report: "People travel for our nature, so we need to make sure that we sustain that so there's still something to travel for in the future," said Súsanna Sørensen, marketing manager of Visit Faroe Islands, which sees about 100,000 visitors a year. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot @jonathantourtellot Hvalba, Suduroy, southern Faroe Islands. Church with Lítla Dímun island in the background. Long caption: Eugene Kim @euliakim #faroeislands  #archipelago  #sustainabletourism  #overtourismsolutions  #lifeofadventure  #ourplanetdaily  #worldplaces  #islands  #isla  #île  #ilha  #atlantic  #atlantico  #liveoutdoors  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #beautifuldestinations  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #viaje  #instatravel  #picoftheday  #igersnature 
October ushers in peak fall foliage in many places in the Northern Hemisphere.
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As leaves change their colors - to gold, orange, crimson, and russet - tourism gets a boost and visits increase in rural areas and parks, like Ohiopyle State Park in Western Pennsylvania, home to the Laurel Highlands.
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Here, in and around the Youghiogheny River, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers can go rafting, hiking, or mountain biking....while enjoying the changing of the leaves.
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Preserving these natural spaces then, is important, not just for beauty's sake but also for the sake of local economies.
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What and where are your favorite places for fall colors? 🍁🍂🍃
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Photo and writing: @euliakim
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#Ohiopyle #park #Pennsylvania #autumnleaves #autumn #fallcolors #trees #forest #river #Youghiogheny #nature #naturaleza #adventure #ourplanetdaily #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism #outdoors #awesomeearth #instagood #rafting #beautifuldestinations #tourism #hiking #DestinationStewardshipCenter #wonderful_places #travel #instatravel  #picoftheday #igersnature #getoutside
October ushers in peak fall foliage in many places in the Northern Hemisphere. . . As leaves change their colors - to gold, orange, crimson, and russet - tourism gets a boost and visits increase in rural areas and parks, like Ohiopyle State Park in Western Pennsylvania, home to the Laurel Highlands. . . Here, in and around the Youghiogheny River, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers can go rafting, hiking, or mountain biking....while enjoying the changing of the leaves. . . Preserving these natural spaces then, is important, not just for beauty's sake but also for the sake of local economies. . . What and where are your favorite places for fall colors? 🍁🍂🍃 . . Photo and writing: @euliakim . . #Ohiopyle  #park  #Pennsylvania  #autumnleaves  #autumn  #fallcolors  #trees  #forest  #river  #Youghiogheny  #nature  #naturaleza  #adventure  #ourplanetdaily  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #outdoors  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #rafting  #beautifuldestinations  #tourism  #hiking  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #instatravel  #picoftheday  #igersnature  #getoutside 
In honor of International Coffee Day, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite morning cup of joe. Many areas around the world claim to have the best coffee. What places have you sampled coffee in, and where around the world can your favorite cup be found?
In honor of International Coffee Day, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite morning cup of joe. Many areas around the world claim to have the best coffee. What places have you sampled coffee in, and where around the world can your favorite cup be found?
World Tourism Day, officially recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization on September 27th each year, was brought about to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community. The day encourages those around the world to examine how tourism can affect cultures, economies, and politics around the world.  What changes would you like to see within the tourism industry in the next year?  Photo: Bhutan, 2017, @travelingtamara31
World Tourism Day, officially recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization on September 27th each year, was brought about to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community. The day encourages those around the world to examine how tourism can affect cultures, economies, and politics around the world. What changes would you like to see within the tourism industry in the next year? Photo: Bhutan, 2017, @travelingtamara31
Niagara Falls are a popular stop on many tourist bucket lists. Straddled between the US and Canada, the falls gush 6 million cubic feet of water over its edge every minute- the equivalent of a million bathtubs of water every minute!  While the natural spectacle seems to be universally loved, overtourism in this area is not. An estimated 30 million people visit each year, crowding the walkways en masse. Industry on both sides of the waterfall has developed casinos and too many tourist attractions to list. Many feel that the spirit of the falls is reduced due to too many other visitors and the abundance of an almost Las Vegas-like atmosphere in the city.  The first photo is a more idealized view that many expect before visiting; the second is a more realistic view. Have you visited Niagara Falls?  Which side?  What were your impressions?  Photos: @travelingtamara31, September 2018.
Niagara Falls are a popular stop on many tourist bucket lists. Straddled between the US and Canada, the falls gush 6 million cubic feet of water over its edge every minute- the equivalent of a million bathtubs of water every minute! While the natural spectacle seems to be universally loved, overtourism in this area is not. An estimated 30 million people visit each year, crowding the walkways en masse. Industry on both sides of the waterfall has developed casinos and too many tourist attractions to list. Many feel that the spirit of the falls is reduced due to too many other visitors and the abundance of an almost Las Vegas-like atmosphere in the city. The first photo is a more idealized view that many expect before visiting; the second is a more realistic view. Have you visited Niagara Falls? Which side? What were your impressions? Photos: @travelingtamara31, September 2018.
In celebration of World Rhino Day, today I wanted to talk about my 2016 visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda.  I was lucky enough to spend some time with this lovely lady and her three month old baby while learning about their sad situation. Rhinos are critically endangered throughout Africa due to the illegal trade in wildlife parts. Believed to increase virility in some circles in Asia, rhino horn is currently worth around $65k per kilo- and each horn may have up to 8 or 9 kilos when a rhino is fully grown. The horns are simply keratin- the same substance our fingernails are made of- and in reality have no medicinal value whatsoever. Places like the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary aim to protect and increase rhino numbers as well as to educate the general public on the importance of conservation. All 18 rhinos found here are under armed guard 24 hours a day to deter poachers. I feel very fortunate to have experienced such a beautiful creature in her native habitat and to learn more about their plight.  Photo and writing: @travelingtamara31
In celebration of World Rhino Day, today I wanted to talk about my 2016 visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda. I was lucky enough to spend some time with this lovely lady and her three month old baby while learning about their sad situation. Rhinos are critically endangered throughout Africa due to the illegal trade in wildlife parts. Believed to increase virility in some circles in Asia, rhino horn is currently worth around $65k per kilo- and each horn may have up to 8 or 9 kilos when a rhino is fully grown. The horns are simply keratin- the same substance our fingernails are made of- and in reality have no medicinal value whatsoever. Places like the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary aim to protect and increase rhino numbers as well as to educate the general public on the importance of conservation. All 18 rhinos found here are under armed guard 24 hours a day to deter poachers. I feel very fortunate to have experienced such a beautiful creature in her native habitat and to learn more about their plight. Photo and writing: @travelingtamara31
This week marks World Spa Week. Spas are often thought of as modern places to relax and rejuvenate, but the concept has been around for several millennia.  The city of Bath, England, for example, is named after the famous Roman baths set up from natural hot springs. The project was started in 60ad and the area is now a World Heritage Site. Turkish baths are also a wonderful example of spas spanning history into today. What sorts of spa traditions are in your own areas?  Photo: @travelingtamara31
This week marks World Spa Week. Spas are often thought of as modern places to relax and rejuvenate, but the concept has been around for several millennia. The city of Bath, England, for example, is named after the famous Roman baths set up from natural hot springs. The project was started in 60ad and the area is now a World Heritage Site. Turkish baths are also a wonderful example of spas spanning history into today. What sorts of spa traditions are in your own areas? Photo: @travelingtamara31
A late summer storm rolls in over the Midwest. How does your area mark the transition from summer to fall? Photo: @travelingtamara31
A late summer storm rolls in over the Midwest. How does your area mark the transition from summer to fall? Photo: @travelingtamara31
Early September marks the start of the wine harvest in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere...such as Slovenia. 
Though little known for its wine growing and production, Slovenia has been making wine "long before the Romans introduced winemaking to France, Spain, and Germany" according to ThinkSlovenia.

With growing recognition for its wine and food, Slovenia was recently selected to be a European Region of Gastronomy for 2021 based on its commitment to sustainability and its gastronomic strengths - including wine.
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Photo: @jonathantourtellot
Writing: @euliakim
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#Slovenia #Europe #wine #winetasting #winelover #vinho #vino #gastronomy #foodie #drinks #ourplanetdaily #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism #awesomeearth #instagood #beautifuldestinations #livefolk #theoutbound  #DestinationStewardshipCenter #wonderful_places #travel #instatravel #picoftheday #instafood #foodstagram
Early September marks the start of the wine harvest in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere...such as Slovenia. Though little known for its wine growing and production, Slovenia has been making wine "long before the Romans introduced winemaking to France, Spain, and Germany" according to ThinkSlovenia. With growing recognition for its wine and food, Slovenia was recently selected to be a European Region of Gastronomy for 2021 based on its commitment to sustainability and its gastronomic strengths - including wine. . . Photo: @jonathantourtellot Writing: @euliakim . . #Slovenia  #Europe  #wine  #winetasting  #winelover  #vinho  #vino  #gastronomy  #foodie  #drinks  #ourplanetdaily  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #beautifuldestinations  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #instatravel  #picoftheday  #instafood  #foodstagram 
Set in the beautiful Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, on the western slopes of the Andes, Mindo is a small town just two hours by bus from the capital of Ecuador, Quito...yet it feels worlds away.

Mindo offers hiking trails, ziplining, a butterfly garden,  tubing, chocolate tours, and canopy excursions.  Even more impressive than its activity offerings is how villagers have embraced ecotourism...offering accomodations and food that seek to conserve wildlife and the natural environment.

Home to more than 500 recorded species of birds in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Mindo is among the best birdwatching destinations on the planet.  Here, a Choco Toucan shows off its bold colors in the early morning Mindo mist.
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Photo and writing: @euliakim
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#mindo #ecuador #southamerica #toucan #bird #birdwatching #wildlife #naturephotography #birdphotography #naturaleza #cloudforest 
#lifeofadventure #ourplanetdaily #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #instagood #beautifuldestinations #livefolk #theoutbound #adventure #DestinationStewardshipCenter #wonderful_places #travel #summer #nature #instatravel #birdstagram #picoftheday
Set in the beautiful Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest, on the western slopes of the Andes, Mindo is a small town just two hours by bus from the capital of Ecuador, Quito...yet it feels worlds away. Mindo offers hiking trails, ziplining, a butterfly garden, tubing, chocolate tours, and canopy excursions. Even more impressive than its activity offerings is how villagers have embraced ecotourism...offering accomodations and food that seek to conserve wildlife and the natural environment. Home to more than 500 recorded species of birds in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Mindo is among the best birdwatching destinations on the planet. Here, a Choco Toucan shows off its bold colors in the early morning Mindo mist. . . . . Photo and writing: @euliakim . . . #mindo  #ecuador  #southamerica  #toucan  #bird  #birdwatching  #wildlife  #naturephotography  #birdphotography  #naturaleza  #cloudforest  #lifeofadventure  #ourplanetdaily  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #liveoutdoors  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #beautifuldestinations  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #summer  #nature  #instatravel  #birdstagram  #picoftheday 
The Dolomites...birthplace of via ferrata, a paradise for hikers (and other outdoor adventurers), UNESCO World Heritage Site, World War 1 battlefield....
and summer tourism hotspot that sees as many as 5,000 cars a day during the summer....😲
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To reign in over tourism, Italy has recently limited the number of cars and motorcycles to just 350 per day on the popular Passo Sella during July and August.  These vehicles can only enter for one hour with a free pass...the only exceptions: public transport, electric vehicles and the vehicles of those working or staying in the area.  The goal? Cut daily traffic by 20 percent and  protect this mountainous region from pollution, noise, and overcrowding. .
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#dolomiti #dolomites #mountain #montagna #italy #italia #viaferrata #trek #wandern #hiking #lifeofadventure #ourplanetdaily #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism #liveoutdoors #stewardship #awesomeearth #instagood #beautifuldestinations #livefolk #theoutbound #adventure #DestinationStewardshipCenter #wonderful_places #travel #europe #summer #nature #instatravel #instaitalia
The Dolomites...birthplace of via ferrata, a paradise for hikers (and other outdoor adventurers), UNESCO World Heritage Site, World War 1 battlefield.... and summer tourism hotspot that sees as many as 5,000 cars a day during the summer....😲 . To reign in over tourism, Italy has recently limited the number of cars and motorcycles to just 350 per day on the popular Passo Sella during July and August. These vehicles can only enter for one hour with a free pass...the only exceptions: public transport, electric vehicles and the vehicles of those working or staying in the area. The goal? Cut daily traffic by 20 percent and protect this mountainous region from pollution, noise, and overcrowding. . . Photo and writing: @euliakim . . #dolomiti  #dolomites  #mountain  #montagna  #italy  #italia  #viaferrata  #trek  #wandern  #hiking  #lifeofadventure  #ourplanetdaily  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #liveoutdoors  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #instagood  #beautifuldestinations  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #europe  #summer  #nature  #instatravel  #instaitalia 
This summer has seen record breaking temperatures in countries like Portugal and Spain, forest fires in countries like Greece, Portugal, and Sweden, drought in countries like Ireland, and bans on cars in several French cities because of heat-enabled air pollution concerns.  And not only Europe, but Asia and North America have also been dealing with record heat in recent weeks.
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In places like Nice, France...people escape to beaches, pools, and fountains, like the one pictured here in the Promenade du Paillon.
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But with scientists confirming that climate change made Europe's heat wave twice as likely to happen, many people are asking not just how they can stay cool but how they can take action to fight climate change.
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Photo and writing: @euliakim
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#lifeofadventure #earthfocus #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism #ecotours #adventuretours #stewardship #awesomeearth #ecotours #worlderlust #livefolk #theoutbound #adventure #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places #travel #fountains #cotedazur #france #europe #summer #ete #verano #verao #climatechange #picoftheday #instatravel #photooftheday #instapic
This summer has seen record breaking temperatures in countries like Portugal and Spain, forest fires in countries like Greece, Portugal, and Sweden, drought in countries like Ireland, and bans on cars in several French cities because of heat-enabled air pollution concerns. And not only Europe, but Asia and North America have also been dealing with record heat in recent weeks. . . In places like Nice, France...people escape to beaches, pools, and fountains, like the one pictured here in the Promenade du Paillon. . . But with scientists confirming that climate change made Europe's heat wave twice as likely to happen, many people are asking not just how they can stay cool but how they can take action to fight climate change. . . Photo and writing: @euliakim . #lifeofadventure  #earthfocus  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #ecotours  #worlderlust  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #fountains  #cotedazur  #france  #europe  #summer  #ete  #verano  #verao  #climatechange  #picoftheday  #instatravel  #photooftheday  #instapic 
International Tiger Day was yesterday.  The event was created in 2010 to raise awareness of these critically endangered animals and to help conservation efforts. Currently there are less than 4,000 remaining in the wild, down from an estimated 100,000 in 1900. It it feared that tigers may become extinct in the wild in the next few decades if conservation efforts are not successful. Tourists can do their part in helping tigers by refusing to pet, interact with, or hold tigers while traveling abroad, and by supporting global conservation efforts. Photo: @gadv_jeremyb
International Tiger Day was yesterday. The event was created in 2010 to raise awareness of these critically endangered animals and to help conservation efforts. Currently there are less than 4,000 remaining in the wild, down from an estimated 100,000 in 1900. It it feared that tigers may become extinct in the wild in the next few decades if conservation efforts are not successful. Tourists can do their part in helping tigers by refusing to pet, interact with, or hold tigers while traveling abroad, and by supporting global conservation efforts. Photo: @gadv_jeremyb
Green sea turtles are a common sight on the island of Maui. These endangered sea turtles are unique in that unlike other sea turtle species, greens like to bask in the sun for hours on select beaches. While little is known as to why this behavior occurs, it is thought to be a way for the turtles to conserve energy and escape predators. People are encouraged to stay a minimum of fifteen feet away from these gentle giants, with massive fines being given to those who touch, harass, or impede their movement.
Green sea turtles are a common sight on the island of Maui. These endangered sea turtles are unique in that unlike other sea turtle species, greens like to bask in the sun for hours on select beaches. While little is known as to why this behavior occurs, it is thought to be a way for the turtles to conserve energy and escape predators. People are encouraged to stay a minimum of fifteen feet away from these gentle giants, with massive fines being given to those who touch, harass, or impede their movement.
Peering over the edge of the world in Ronda, Spain.  Photo by Ellen Rugh @ln_rugh
Peering over the edge of the world in Ronda, Spain. Photo by Ellen Rugh @ln_rugh
Switzerland’s dreamy landscapes seem almost fantastical at times. The mountains, waterfalls, and spectacular views- along with its people and cultures- make it a unique destination, beloved of many.  Photo: @travelingtamara31
Switzerland’s dreamy landscapes seem almost fantastical at times. The mountains, waterfalls, and spectacular views- along with its people and cultures- make it a unique destination, beloved of many. Photo: @travelingtamara31
The Kepler Track is a 37 mile circular trail which travels through the landscape of the gorgeous South Island of New Zealand. The trek can take several days and the hike is considered difficult, but the scenery offers spectacular views. Photo: @twinderl
The Kepler Track is a 37 mile circular trail which travels through the landscape of the gorgeous South Island of New Zealand. The trek can take several days and the hike is considered difficult, but the scenery offers spectacular views. Photo: @twinderl
Only Navajo Guides are allowed in the back country of Monument Valley Tribal Park in Northern Arizona. Here, Dan Mose, hovers over (but doesn’t touch) an ancient Anasazi petroglyph. Even a small amount of the oils from our hands can darken petroglyphs making them impossible to see. Preserve petroglyphs by not touching them in any way.  Photo by: Cindy Whalen @clwhalen3
Only Navajo Guides are allowed in the back country of Monument Valley Tribal Park in Northern Arizona. Here, Dan Mose, hovers over (but doesn’t touch) an ancient Anasazi petroglyph. Even a small amount of the oils from our hands can darken petroglyphs making them impossible to see. Preserve petroglyphs by not touching them in any way. Photo by: Cindy Whalen @clwhalen3
The treasury at Petra, Jordan, lit up with lanterns and lights during their evening show. Did you know that Petra is an ancient Nabataen city and not just the Treasury building?  The city flourished from around 400 BC until the first century AD when the Romans took over.  This view is often the first that many think of when imagining Jordan.  Photo: @travelingtamara31
The treasury at Petra, Jordan, lit up with lanterns and lights during their evening show. Did you know that Petra is an ancient Nabataen city and not just the Treasury building? The city flourished from around 400 BC until the first century AD when the Romans took over. This view is often the first that many think of when imagining Jordan. Photo: @travelingtamara31
It's officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere!  Time for long days, warm nights, and festivals...lots of festivals... such as this one in Kynthos Island, Greece.

Photo: @travelingtamara31 
#summer #summersolstice  #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #earthfocus #worldplaces #sustainabletourism #ecotours #adventuretours #stewardship #awesomeearth #ecotours #worlderlust #livefolk #theoutbound #adventure #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places #travel  #greek #musician #culture #heritage #tradition #music #festival #island #islandlife #violin #instruments
It's officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere! Time for long days, warm nights, and festivals...lots of festivals... such as this one in Kynthos Island, Greece. Photo: @travelingtamara31 #summer  #summersolstice  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #earthfocus  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #ecotours  #worlderlust  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #greek  #musician  #culture  #heritage  #tradition  #music  #festival  #island  #islandlife  #violin  #instruments 
Rural tourism can be an important lifeline, providing jobs and income for villages and small towns around the world, as it is here in Las Peñas de Riglos, Spain (population 258, as of 2016). Climbers, hikers, rafters, and bird watchers are especially attracted this town, known for its huge limestone conglomerate rock formations, known as Mallos de Riglos and the Gallegos River.

Photo and writing: @euliakim

#lifeofadventure #earthfocus #worldplaces #sustainabletourism #ecotours #adventuretours #stewardship #awesomeearth #ecotours #wanderlust #livefolk #outdoors #adventure #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places #travel #nature #natureza #ruraltourism #climbing #escalada #viaferrata #mountains #hiking #senderismo #randonnee #rafting #spain #landscapes #europe
Rural tourism can be an important lifeline, providing jobs and income for villages and small towns around the world, as it is here in Las Peñas de Riglos, Spain (population 258, as of 2016). Climbers, hikers, rafters, and bird watchers are especially attracted this town, known for its huge limestone conglomerate rock formations, known as Mallos de Riglos and the Gallegos River. Photo and writing: @euliakim #lifeofadventure  #earthfocus  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #ecotours  #wanderlust  #livefolk  #outdoors  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #nature  #natureza  #ruraltourism  #climbing  #escalada  #viaferrata  #mountains  #hiking  #senderismo  #randonnee  #rafting  #spain  #landscapes  #europe 
Happy World Oceans Day!  Low-impact activities  like sea kayaking, when combined with leave no trace principles, collaboration and respect for indigenous people, and the use of locally produced foods, like on this multi-day wilderness kayaking and camping expedition, can help preserve local cultures, wildlife, and the environment.

photo and writing: @euliakim

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Happy World Oceans Day! Low-impact activities like sea kayaking, when combined with leave no trace principles, collaboration and respect for indigenous people, and the use of locally produced foods, like on this multi-day wilderness kayaking and camping expedition, can help preserve local cultures, wildlife, and the environment. photo and writing: @euliakim #worldoceansday  #pacific  #canada  #britishcolumbia  #landscape  #kayaking  #seakayaking  #kayak  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #earthfocus  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #outdoors  #wanderlust  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #adventure  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #wonderful_places  #travel  #nature  #wilderness  #sunset  #island  #islandlife 
Nairobi National Park, Kenya's oldest protected area, is one of the only national parks in the world located on the outskirts of a city.  A sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is also home to lions, leopards, and buffalo (four of the "Big Five"). The park also boasts giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, making it not just an important place for conservation efforts but a wonderful place to start an East African Safari.

photo: @travelingtamara31

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Nairobi National Park, Kenya's oldest protected area, is one of the only national parks in the world located on the outskirts of a city. A sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is also home to lions, leopards, and buffalo (four of the "Big Five"). The park also boasts giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, making it not just an important place for conservation efforts but a wonderful place to start an East African Safari. photo: @travelingtamara31 #nairobi  #kenya  #africa  #worldenvironmentday  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #safari  #worldplaces  #sustainabletourism  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #awesomeearth  #discoverglobe  #ecotours  #worlderlust  #amazingcaptures  #livefolk  #theoutbound  #DestinationStewardshipCenter  #fantastic_earth  #wonderful_places  #travel  #wildlife  #nature  #animals  #conservation  #natureza 
A view of Geirangerfjord in Norway, seen from one of the historic “shelf farms” tucked onto natural ledges high on the steep-walled fjords. You have to climb a ladder to get here. Protection of places like this is one reason Norway’s fjords are rated high in destination stewardship, despite the polluting effects of cruise ship traffic. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot
A view of Geirangerfjord in Norway, seen from one of the historic “shelf farms” tucked onto natural ledges high on the steep-walled fjords. You have to climb a ladder to get here. Protection of places like this is one reason Norway’s fjords are rated high in destination stewardship, despite the polluting effects of cruise ship traffic. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot
In honor of World Turtle Day, here is a just-hatched baby Olive Ridley making its way into the ocean surf for its first time. Though only hours old, this little guy has already gone through a massive ordeal- buried in the sand, it had to first claw its way out of its egg, climb through the sand up to the surface, identify the correct direction of the sea, avoid countless predators waiting for a snack, and make it safely into the ocean. Once in the water, it will take around 10-15 years for it to reach maturity.  Each turtle will return to the beach of its hatching to lay their eggs as they come of age. Only one in one hundred will make it to adulthood.
In honor of World Turtle Day, here is a just-hatched baby Olive Ridley making its way into the ocean surf for its first time. Though only hours old, this little guy has already gone through a massive ordeal- buried in the sand, it had to first claw its way out of its egg, climb through the sand up to the surface, identify the correct direction of the sea, avoid countless predators waiting for a snack, and make it safely into the ocean. Once in the water, it will take around 10-15 years for it to reach maturity. Each turtle will return to the beach of its hatching to lay their eggs as they come of age. Only one in one hundred will make it to adulthood.
Chitwan National Park (Nepal) has one of the largest remaining pockets of wild tigers anywhere on earth.  One of the most critically endangered species in the world, over 100 of the remaining ~3,500 reside in this relatively small area.  While no one is guaranteed a sighting of an elusive cat, sometimes it’s enough to simply exist in the same space, knowing they are near. While I was not able to see a tiger when I visited the park, we did see plenty of paw prints- reminders that tigers were all around us. Photo: October 2017 by @travelingtamara31
Chitwan National Park (Nepal) has one of the largest remaining pockets of wild tigers anywhere on earth. One of the most critically endangered species in the world, over 100 of the remaining ~3,500 reside in this relatively small area. While no one is guaranteed a sighting of an elusive cat, sometimes it’s enough to simply exist in the same space, knowing they are near. While I was not able to see a tiger when I visited the park, we did see plenty of paw prints- reminders that tigers were all around us. Photo: October 2017 by @travelingtamara31
Colloquially known as the lighthouse at the end of the world, the Faro Les Eclaireurs was built in 1920 about five miles east of Ushuaia, Argentina, in the Beagle Channel. While the lighthouse today isn’t used as much in navigation, it was once essential in helping ships steer through the treacherous channel and  Cape Horn. It is still a popular tourist sight today and remains a symbol of past times and nautical exploration. Photo: February 2018 by @travelingtamara31
Colloquially known as the lighthouse at the end of the world, the Faro Les Eclaireurs was built in 1920 about five miles east of Ushuaia, Argentina, in the Beagle Channel. While the lighthouse today isn’t used as much in navigation, it was once essential in helping ships steer through the treacherous channel and Cape Horn. It is still a popular tourist sight today and remains a symbol of past times and nautical exploration. Photo: February 2018 by @travelingtamara31
Located on Havasupai tribal lands, near the southwestern corner of Grand Canyon National Park, Havasu Falls rewards visitors with its turquoise waters after a 10 mile hike from the nearest road. 
The Havasupai Tribe limits the number of visitors to the falls using a permit system, which not only raises money for trail maintenance and visitor services, but also helps protect the area from the impacts of visitors and prevents overcrowding. 
Photo: Cindy Whalen (📸: clwhalen3)

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#traveldeeper #worlderlust #amazingcaptures #worldplaces #awesomeearth
#livefolk #lifeofadventure #theoutbound #discoverearth #earthgallery #wonderful_places #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #adventuretours #sustainabletourism #stewardship
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Located on Havasupai tribal lands, near the southwestern corner of Grand Canyon National Park, Havasu Falls rewards visitors with its turquoise waters after a 10 mile hike from the nearest road. The Havasupai Tribe limits the number of visitors to the falls using a permit system, which not only raises money for trail maintenance and visitor services, but also helps protect the area from the impacts of visitors and prevents overcrowding. Photo: Cindy Whalen (📸: clwhalen3) #havasupai  #Arizona  #grandcanyon  #waterfall  #traveldeeper  #worlderlust  #amazingcaptures  #worldplaces  #awesomeearth  #livefolk  #lifeofadventure  #theoutbound  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #adventuretours  #sustainabletourism  #stewardship  #DestinationStewardshipCenter , #wonderful_places  #travel  #nature  #naturaleza  #hiking  #trekking  #cascada 
"Travel, like dreams, is a door that opens from the real world into a world that is yet to be discovered." Guy de Maupassant

Bab Bou Jeloud/The Blue Gate

Photo: Eugene Kim (📸: @euliakim)

#blue #gate #oldcity #fes #fez #morocco #maroc #marruecos #africa #sun #sunlight #traveldeeper #worlderlust #amazingcaptures #worldplaces #awesomeearth
#livefolk #lifeofadventure #theoutbound #discoverearth #earthgallery #wonderful_places #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily
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"Travel, like dreams, is a door that opens from the real world into a world that is yet to be discovered." Guy de Maupassant Bab Bou Jeloud/The Blue Gate Photo: Eugene Kim (📸: @euliakim) #blue  #gate  #oldcity  #fes  #fez  #morocco  #maroc  #marruecos  #africa  #sun  #sunlight  #traveldeeper  #worlderlust  #amazingcaptures  #worldplaces  #awesomeearth  #livefolk  #lifeofadventure  #theoutbound  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #DestinationStewardshipCenter , #wonderful_places  #travel 
Bear Head Lake State Park is a little-known state park in Minnesota, a state in the midwestern U.S. whose  nickname is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Overshadowed by the more popular and well known Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Bear Head Lake State Park, nevertheless, is a favorite among visitors, who can enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Visitors can also spot eagles, black bears, moose, and wolves in this secluded and underrated gem of a park.

What places have you visited that are underrated or overlooked?

Photo: Thomas Winderl (📸: @twinderl)

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#livefolk #lifeofadventure #theoutbound #discoverearth #earthgallery #wonderful_places #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily
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Bear Head Lake State Park is a little-known state park in Minnesota, a state in the midwestern U.S. whose nickname is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Overshadowed by the more popular and well known Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Bear Head Lake State Park, nevertheless, is a favorite among visitors, who can enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Visitors can also spot eagles, black bears, moose, and wolves in this secluded and underrated gem of a park. What places have you visited that are underrated or overlooked? Photo: Thomas Winderl (📸: @twinderl) #traveldeeper  #minnesota  #lakes  #lagos  #parks  #parques  #forest  #bosque  #foret  #stateparks  #worlderlust  #amazingcaptures  #worldplaces  #awesomeearth  #livefolk  #lifeofadventure  #theoutbound  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #DestinationStewardshipCenter , #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #travel 
It's spring!  But many places in the northern hemisphere are still snow covered or expecting snow or cold temperatures....like Hautacam, a mountain in the French Pyrenees...an area known for snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing...and also for hosting some of the Tour du France bike race stages in the summer.

What is the weather like where you are today?

Photo and writing: Eugene Kim (📸: @euliakim)

#traveldeeper #traveltuesday #snow #neige #nieve #mountains #montagne #snowshoeing #pirineos #pyrenees #france #worlderlust #amazingcaptures #worldplaces #awesomeearth
#livefolk #lifeofadventure #theoutbound #discoverearth #earthgallery #wonderful_places #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily
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It's spring! But many places in the northern hemisphere are still snow covered or expecting snow or cold temperatures....like Hautacam, a mountain in the French Pyrenees...an area known for snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing...and also for hosting some of the Tour du France bike race stages in the summer. What is the weather like where you are today? Photo and writing: Eugene Kim (📸: @euliakim) #traveldeeper  #traveltuesday  #snow  #neige  #nieve  #mountains  #montagne  #snowshoeing  #pirineos  #pyrenees  #france  #worlderlust  #amazingcaptures  #worldplaces  #awesomeearth  #livefolk  #lifeofadventure  #theoutbound  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #DestinationStewardshipCenter , #wonderful_places  #discoverglobe  #fantastic_earth  #earthfocus  #travel 
Sense of place can also be defined by an event. The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is one of the largest in the world and helps make the area even more colorful, if only for a weekend. Photo: Tamara Olton (@travelingtamara31).
Sense of place can also be defined by an event. The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is one of the largest in the world and helps make the area even more colorful, if only for a weekend. Photo: Tamara Olton (@travelingtamara31).
Happy Friday, everyone!  Double rainbow in Grand Lake, Colorado.  What does sense of place mean to you?  For us it can be as simple as enjoying nature in all its splendid beauty.  Photo: Ashley Newson @ashtagwinning
Happy Friday, everyone! Double rainbow in Grand Lake, Colorado. What does sense of place mean to you? For us it can be as simple as enjoying nature in all its splendid beauty. Photo: Ashley Newson @ashtagwinning
A local fisherman in Essaouira, Morocco. Photo: Ellen Rugh @ln_rugh.
A local fisherman in Essaouira, Morocco. Photo: Ellen Rugh @ln_rugh.
Today is International Day of Happiness!  Did you know that the tiny nation of Bhutan actually has a gross national happiness index?  Bhutan believes that happiness is one of the most important things in life and the culture and government reflect this value in many ways. Where is the happiest place you have been?  Photo: @travelingtamara31
Today is International Day of Happiness! Did you know that the tiny nation of Bhutan actually has a gross national happiness index? Bhutan believes that happiness is one of the most important things in life and the culture and government reflect this value in many ways. Where is the happiest place you have been? Photo: @travelingtamara31
Happy first day of spring!  Exploring El Generalife, Granada, Spain.  Photo by @ln_rugh
Happy first day of spring! Exploring El Generalife, Granada, Spain. Photo by @ln_rugh
Sunrise at Maroon Bells in Colorado. Photo by Ashley Newson @ashtagwinning
Sunrise at Maroon Bells in Colorado. Photo by Ashley Newson @ashtagwinning
Did you know that tourism is the largest employer of women in the world?  Tourism- done well- can be one of largest supports of women worldwide. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here is a photo of an incredible woman in Siem Reap, Cambodia, who hand-weaves bracelets to give to tourists, blessing them as they visit the temples.  Photo:  @travelingtamara31
Did you know that tourism is the largest employer of women in the world? Tourism- done well- can be one of largest supports of women worldwide. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here is a photo of an incredible woman in Siem Reap, Cambodia, who hand-weaves bracelets to give to tourists, blessing them as they visit the temples. Photo: @travelingtamara31
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu. 
To kick off our regular series of posts, we start in the Sacred Valley, Peru, home to the Quechua people and to numerous Incan archeological sites, including the famed ancient city of Machu Picchu, designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2007. 
To protect Machu Picchu from overtourism, the government of Peru is currently testing out new rules to reduce overcrowding at this increasingly popular site.  Along with several small companies, the government is also working to promote economic development and sustainable tourism in other areas of the Sacred Valley. (Photo: @ln_rugh, Writing: @euliakim )

#viajar #travel #aventura #adventure #conservación #conservation #quechua #inca #cultura #culture #historia #history #Visitperu #Peru #Cuzco #urubamba #sacredvalley #Destinationstewardshipcenter #adventuretours #livefolk #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #sustainable #world #instapic #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily  #theoutbound #sustainabletourism #theculturetrip
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu. To kick off our regular series of posts, we start in the Sacred Valley, Peru, home to the Quechua people and to numerous Incan archeological sites, including the famed ancient city of Machu Picchu, designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2007. To protect Machu Picchu from overtourism, the government of Peru is currently testing out new rules to reduce overcrowding at this increasingly popular site. Along with several small companies, the government is also working to promote economic development and sustainable tourism in other areas of the Sacred Valley. (Photo: @ln_rugh, Writing: @euliakim ) #viajar  #travel  #aventura  #adventure  #conservación  #conservation  #quechua  #inca  #cultura  #culture  #historia  #history  #Visitperu  #Peru  #Cuzco  #urubamba  #sacredvalley  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #adventuretours  #livefolk  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #sustainable  #world  #instapic  #earthfocus  #ourplanetdaily  #theoutbound  #sustainabletourism  #theculturetrip 
Peña de Bernal (Bernal Peak), is a monolith rated third highest in the world, at 433 meters (1,421 feet) bottom to top.  One of Mexico's "magic towns," the charming pueblo of Bernal, lies at the foot of the monolith and is a gateway to the Sierra Gorda. Our hosts, both rock climbers, naturally had to climb it. #WIP_DSC

To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural  short film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#aventura #viajar #climbing #escalada #rockclimbing #escalade #nature #natura #conservación #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth
Peña de Bernal (Bernal Peak), is a monolith rated third highest in the world, at 433 meters (1,421 feet) bottom to top. One of Mexico's "magic towns," the charming pueblo of Bernal, lies at the foot of the monolith and is a gateway to the Sierra Gorda. Our hosts, both rock climbers, naturally had to climb it. #WIP_DSC  To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural short film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #aventura  #viajar  #climbing  #escalada  #rockclimbing  #escalade  #nature  #natura  #conservación  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth 
Fanciful columns compete with jungle in Las Pozas, the 20-acre surrealist garden created by millionaire poet Edward James in the mid-20th century. James was attracted to the Sierra Gorda in part by its abundance of orchids. #WIP_DSC

To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural  short film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #jardin #garden #nature #art #arte #natura #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth
Fanciful columns compete with jungle in Las Pozas, the 20-acre surrealist garden created by millionaire poet Edward James in the mid-20th century. James was attracted to the Sierra Gorda in part by its abundance of orchids. #WIP_DSC  To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural short film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #jardin  #garden  #nature  #art  #arte  #natura  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth 
The Museo Historico de la Sierra Gorda (Historical Museum of Sierra Gorda), in the town of Jalpan de Serra, provides an excellent view into Sierra Gorda's past - all the way back to  prehistory.  #WIP_DSC

To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural  short film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #historia #history #culture #cultura #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #sustainabletourism #earthfocus
The Museo Historico de la Sierra Gorda (Historical Museum of Sierra Gorda), in the town of Jalpan de Serra, provides an excellent view into Sierra Gorda's past - all the way back to prehistory. #WIP_DSC  To find out more about Sierra Gorda in Mexico and why it's a sustainable tourism success story, watch the World's Inspiring Places inaugural short film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #historia  #history  #culture  #cultura  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #sustainabletourism  #earthfocus 
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda calls the Biosphere Reserve, "The most diverse ecosystem protected area in [Mexico], with the largest social participation in actions for conservation." To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #livefolk #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #earthgallery #sustainabletourism #nature
#theoutbound #earthfocus #WIP_DSC
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda calls the Biosphere Reserve, "The most diverse ecosystem protected area in [Mexico], with the largest social participation in actions for conservation." To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #nature  #theoutbound  #earthfocus  #WIP_DSC 
The World's Inspiring Places project is grateful to Freightliner  for its generous support of our video shoot in Sierra Gorda and its interest in conservation.

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

For more on Freightliner, see: http://www.freightliner.com.mx/

#viajar #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #livefolk #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #earthgallery #sustainabletourism #roadtrip
#theoutbound #earthfocus #WIP_DSC
The World's Inspiring Places project is grateful to Freightliner for its generous support of our video shoot in Sierra Gorda and its interest in conservation. To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa For more on Freightliner, see: http://www.freightliner.com.mx/ #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #roadtrip  #theoutbound  #earthfocus  #WIP_DSC 
In high-elevation cloud forest ecosystems like SierraGorda's La Trindad, moisture in the semi-constant mists nourishes the web of life.  Epiphytes such as orchids, flourish, as do species of flora and fauna that often occur nowhere else. #WIP_DSC

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #livefolk #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #earthgallery #sustainabletourism #bosque #forests #flora
In high-elevation cloud forest ecosystems like SierraGorda's La Trindad, moisture in the semi-constant mists nourishes the web of life. Epiphytes such as orchids, flourish, as do species of flora and fauna that often occur nowhere else. #WIP_DSC  To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #bosque  #forests  #flora 
Juan Carlos was an amazing drone operator for our Sierra Gorda shoot. #WIP_DSC

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

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Juan Carlos was an amazing drone operator for our Sierra Gorda shoot. #WIP_DSC  To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #birdseyeview  #forests  #mountains 
Sierra Gorda offers an authentic rural travel experience. Lodging ranges from cozy hotels to rustic ecolodges.  Opportunities for outdoor adventures abounds. And because it's off the beaten path, don't forget to bring your Spanish skills or Spanish phrasebook.  #WIP_DSC

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #livefolk #kayaking #kayak #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #earthgallery #sustainabletourism #rural
Sierra Gorda offers an authentic rural travel experience. Lodging ranges from cozy hotels to rustic ecolodges. Opportunities for outdoor adventures abounds. And because it's off the beaten path, don't forget to bring your Spanish skills or Spanish phrasebook. #WIP_DSC  To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #kayaking  #kayak  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #rural 
"The most beautiful place I've ever seen!" enthused one young woman visiting from the U.S. Sierra Gorda's scenery is not only dramatically steep but often clad in lush temperate forest.  #WIP_DSC

Watch the sunrise at Cuatro Palos: https://vimeo.com/251162633

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #conservación #aventura #sostenible #grupoecológico #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #ecoturismo #ecotourism #conservation #world #livefolk #sunrise #amanecer #SierraGorda #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #earthgallery #sustainabletourism #awesomeearth
"The most beautiful place I've ever seen!" enthused one young woman visiting from the U.S. Sierra Gorda's scenery is not only dramatically steep but often clad in lush temperate forest. #WIP_DSC  Watch the sunrise at Cuatro Palos: https://vimeo.com/251162633 To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, watch the complete film and learn more at:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #sostenible  #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #ecoturismo  #ecotourism  #conservation  #world  #livefolk  #sunrise  #amanecer  #SierraGorda  #ourplanetdaily  #discoverearth  #earthgallery  #sustainabletourism  #awesomeearth 
Not only a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, #SierraGorda also claims a multi-part UNESCO World Heritage site: Its five 18th-century Franciscan missions. Here, one of the mission bell towers. #WIP_DSC

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, see: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #conservación #aventura #cultura #culture #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #history #historia #adventuretours #sustainable #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #arquitectura #conservation #world #heritage #worldheritage #unesco #architecture #instapic
Not only a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, #SierraGorda  also claims a multi-part UNESCO World Heritage site: Its five 18th-century Franciscan missions. Here, one of the mission bell towers. #WIP_DSC  To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a sustainable tourism success story, see:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #conservación  #aventura  #cultura  #culture  #grupoecológico   #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #history  #historia  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #arquitectura  #conservation  #world  #heritage  #worldheritage  #unesco  #architecture  #instapic 
Nature photographer Roberto Pedraza Ruiz shows our WIP hosts where an endangered big-footed salmander survives. To protect the salamander, once thought extinct, we agreed to withhold the location.  #WIP_DSC
To see the Endangered Salamander Quest, go to (para ver La Búsqueda de la Salamandra en Peligro de Extinción, mira):
http://bit.ly/2GImgcn

To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a conservation success story, see: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa

#viajar #medioambiente  #conservación #aventura #ecologico #grupoecológico  #Visitmexico #Mexico #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #SierraGorda #biospherereserve #wildlife #adventuretours #sustainable #tourism #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #environment #conservation #world #nature #natura #naturaleza #salamander #salamandra
Nature photographer Roberto Pedraza Ruiz shows our WIP hosts where an endangered big-footed salmander survives. To protect the salamander, once thought extinct, we agreed to withhold the location. #WIP_DSC  To see the Endangered Salamander Quest, go to (para ver La Búsqueda de la Salamandra en Peligro de Extinción, mira): http://bit.ly/2GImgcn To find out why Sierra Gorda in Mexico is a conservation success story, see:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #viajar  #medioambiente  #conservación  #aventura  #ecologico  #grupoecológico   #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #SierraGorda  #biospherereserve  #wildlife  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #tourism  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #environment  #conservation  #world  #nature  #natura  #naturaleza  #salamander  #salamandra 
Here's the trailer for the pilot of our new World's Inspiring Places short-form video series, where two millennial hosts learn why Sierra Gorda is a Mexican conservation success story—and have fun doing it. 
Find out more:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa
#WIP_DSC

#viajar #medioambiente  #conservación #aventura #ecologico #grupoecológico #ecoturismo #turismo  #Visitmexico #Mexico #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #SierraGorda #biospherereserve #ecotours #adventuretours #sustainable #tourism #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #environment #conservation #world #nature #natura #naturaleza
Here's the trailer for the pilot of our new World's Inspiring Places short-form video series, where two millennial hosts learn why Sierra Gorda is a Mexican conservation success story—and have fun doing it. Find out more:  http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa #WIP_DSC  #viajar  #medioambiente  #conservación  #aventura  #ecologico  #grupoecológico  #ecoturismo  #turismo   #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #SierraGorda  #biospherereserve  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #sustainable  #tourism  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #environment  #conservation  #world  #nature  #natura  #naturaleza 
You could call her Protector of the Sierra Gorda: Charismatic conservationist Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo, cofounder of the award-winning Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda. 
For more information on the World's Inspiring Places project: http://destinationcenter.org/2018/01/inspiring-places-pilot-video-released/ 
#WIP_DSC

#viajar #medioambiente #heroe #conservación #aventura #ecologico #grupoecológico #ecoturismo #turismo  #Visitmexico #Mexico #Destinationstewardshipcenter #Worldinspiringplaces #Mexicotravel #SierraGorda #biospherereserve #ecotours #adventuretours #stewardship #sustainable #tourism #adventure #travel #traveldeeper #lifeofadventure #environment #hero #conservation #world
You could call her Protector of the Sierra Gorda: Charismatic conservationist Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo, cofounder of the award-winning Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda. For more information on the World's Inspiring Places project: http://destinationcenter.org/2018/01/inspiring-places-pilot-video-released/ #WIP_DSC  #viajar  #medioambiente  #heroe  #conservación  #aventura  #ecologico  #grupoecológico  #ecoturismo  #turismo   #Visitmexico  #Mexico  #Destinationstewardshipcenter  #Worldinspiringplaces  #Mexicotravel  #SierraGorda  #biospherereserve  #ecotours  #adventuretours  #stewardship  #sustainable  #tourism  #adventure  #travel  #traveldeeper  #lifeofadventure  #environment  #hero  #conservation  #world 
Today is the day- our “Inspiring Places” pilot video releases today!  Please listen to a word from our hosts and then check out more at: 
http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa
Today is the day- our “Inspiring Places” pilot video releases today! Please listen to a word from our hosts and then check out more at: http://bit.ly/2FxFaBa
See-through butterfly, Sierra Gorda. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve hosts some 800 butterfly species. Photo: Jonathan B. Tourtellot. Read about our video release this Sunday:  http://ow.ly/vH6t30i1GpX  #WIP_DSC #mariposa  #butterfly
See-through butterfly, Sierra Gorda. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve hosts some 800 butterfly species. Photo: Jonathan B. Tourtellot. Read about our video release this Sunday: http://ow.ly/vH6t30i1GpX #WIP_DSC  #mariposa  #butterfly 
In one day, our hosts go from apple trees and zippy food to a zip line and a 1,500 m descent into spectacular Bucareli Canyon, Sierra Gorda. #WIP_DSC
In one day, our hosts go from apple trees and zippy food to a zip line and a 1,500 m descent into spectacular Bucareli Canyon, Sierra Gorda. #WIP_DSC 
Sierra Gorda: Bells at the door of the ruined convent of Bucareli, which dates from 1797. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot #WIP_DSC
Sierra Gorda: Bells at the door of the ruined convent of Bucareli, which dates from 1797. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot #WIP_DSC 
Bucareli waterfall, Sierra Gorda. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot. #WIP_DSC.
Bucareli waterfall, Sierra Gorda. Photo: Jonathan Tourtellot. #WIP_DSC .
Few road cuts have a romantic name, but this one does: Puerta del Cielo—the “Doorway to Heaven.” Mexico route 120 winds upward from the dry flats north of Querétaro city, past the towering monolith of Peña de Bernal, and finally slices through this gap into the heart of the Sierra Gorda. Watch our hosts on the winding road climbing up to La Puerta and onward to the region's main town, Jalpan de Serra.
Few road cuts have a romantic name, but this one does: Puerta del Cielo—the “Doorway to Heaven.” Mexico route 120 winds upward from the dry flats north of Querétaro city, past the towering monolith of Peña de Bernal, and finally slices through this gap into the heart of the Sierra Gorda. Watch our hosts on the winding road climbing up to La Puerta and onward to the region's main town, Jalpan de Serra.
Sierra Gorda is a Mexican Biosphere Reserve 97% owned by the residents. That's a conservation challenge. These local ladies at scenic Cuatro Palos run their own ecolodge, creating an incentive to take care of nature. Photo: Hassen Salum. See the trailer for our upcoming video here: http://ow.ly/wPcD30hTMcG
Sierra Gorda is a Mexican Biosphere Reserve 97% owned by the residents. That's a conservation challenge. These local ladies at scenic Cuatro Palos run their own ecolodge, creating an incentive to take care of nature. Photo: Hassen Salum. See the trailer for our upcoming video here: http://ow.ly/wPcD30hTMcG
Claimed to be among the world's tallest monoliths at 433 m (1,421 ft), Peña de Bernal marks the gateway to the Sierra Gorda and the appealing "magic village" of Bernal. Our video hosts explore. Learn more about the Sierra Gorda project: http://ow.ly/fEWq30hTbFk
Claimed to be among the world's tallest monoliths at 433 m (1,421 ft), Peña de Bernal marks the gateway to the Sierra Gorda and the appealing "magic village" of Bernal. Our video hosts explore. Learn more about the Sierra Gorda project: http://ow.ly/fEWq30hTbFk
Mexico's rugged Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, home to five different ecosystems. The Reserve occupies the entire northeastern third of the state of Querétaro. Photo: Jonathan B. Tourtellot
Mexico's rugged Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, home to five different ecosystems. The Reserve occupies the entire northeastern third of the state of Querétaro. Photo: Jonathan B. Tourtellot
Coming on Jan. 28: The pilot for the DSC's new video series "World's Inspiring Places" about destination stewardship successes, #WIP_DSC. Shot in Sierra Gorda, Mexico. 
See www.destinationcenter.org for more information. Here our two college-buddy hosts start the shooting trip from Querétaro City.
Coming on Jan. 28: The pilot for the DSC's new video series "World's Inspiring Places" about destination stewardship successes, #WIP_DSC . Shot in Sierra Gorda, Mexico. See www.destinationcenter.org for more information. Here our two college-buddy hosts start the shooting trip from Querétaro City.