Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

ECO ISLAND TRAVEL BLOG

Why Off-Season Island Travel is a Win-Win

Turquoise waters, palm trees, tropical temperatures, white sandy beaches, captivating cultures and histories – it's no wonder that visiting a tropical island is at the top of many travel bucket lists. Popular island hubs like those located in the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Mediterranean and Indian Oceans are a dream to visit for man...
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Off the Beaten Path with Kayaking

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At the time of writing this blog, Bermuda has moved into phase 3. More businesses are opening and much more freedom for residents. Woo! hoo!  However a free for all is what it's not.  We must continue to social distance, wear face masks and wash our hands frequently. In phase 3, grocery days still exist based on surnames and a limited num...
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10 Ways to Connect with Locals and Support them from Home

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Have the travel bug?  Itchy feet?  How about rock fever?  I am guilty too.  I am missing travel.  You may have read in my other blogs how travel has allowed me to connect with people like no other experience has.  Travel has inspired me; I've also been transformed and learned from travel.&...
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Cycling Into Fun and Sustainability

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Local tour operators in Bermuda, like tour operators in the rest of the world, have been hard hit as a result of the pandemic.  Our borders have been closed to visitors since 20 March and only on 2 May, were we allowed to come out of sheltering in place.  Although our borders are still closed, the Government is ma...
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How Sheltering At Home Led to the Best Discoveries

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 4 tips I rediscovered while sheltering in place that you can use on your next trip.Ever visited somewhere and left with the feeling that you didn't learn anything new or just scraped the surface of the destination?The best travel experiences are the ones that allow you to travel at a slow pace, explore furth...
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Bermuda Tourism Industry Good Deeds (COVID-19 response)

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  My Response to the Pandemic   This time of shelter in place which has brought travel to a standstill has been difficult.  Not only is travel intrinsic to my life but residing on a small isolated island, there is ZERO possibility of any travel without flights operating.  This literal standstill hasn't been all ba...
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How To Change The World Through Travel (and where to begin)

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‍  "Responsibility is the process, practice and attitude, sustainability is the goal. Responsible practices lead to sustainability." I shared in my previous blog post that this Blog would be all about how to use travel to do good and how it will provide you with information to EMPOWER you on how to make a pos...
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My Journey to Good Travel

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  Hi, I'm Marcelle. I'm a seventh-generation Bermudian and I have lived here in Bermuda all my life, apart from when I was abroad in school and during my travels. As far back as I can remember, I have always been drawn to nature and loved spending time outside. You can call me a tree hugger! About Me Growing up in Bermuda, it was easy for...
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Those of us lucky enough to see the world have a responsibility to ensure that it is preserved for locals and future generations.

Leigh Barnes

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Responsible travel is not only better for our world, it’s also more interesting and memorable. Responsible tourism is the future of travel.

Simon Reeve

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

When people travel, they make unlikely connections and shatter stereotypes.

Ken Budd

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther King Jr

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.

Jochen Zeitz

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux