How Planeterra Foundation Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Planeterra Foundation Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

I recently interviewed the founders of nine sustainable travel companies about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their businesses. As a follow up, I talked to Rhea Simms of Planeterra Foundation to learn more about how Planterra has supported its 85 global partners — social 

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Sustainable Travel?

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Sustainable Travel?

I recently interviewed the founders of nine independent travel companies around the world – both tour operators and trip planners. In this post they generously share what impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses, customers and local partners, and what their thoughts are on the 

Best Restaurants in Boulder: For People and the Planet

Best Restaurants in Boulder: For People and the Planet

The best restaurants in Boulder, Colorado – my former hometown – all strive to be good to both people and the planet. I recently put together a list of my five favorite places to eat in Boulder that show an impressive commitment to sustainability.

Caitlin Murray: How Purposeful Nomad Empowers Women

Caitlin Murray: How Purposeful Nomad Empowers Women

Caitlin Murray is the co-founder of Purposeful Nomad. She and Jessica Scranton created the company in 2016 to “inspire, challenge and bring together women from around the globe.”

Talking Sustainable Travel with Eytan Elterman of Lokal

Talking Sustainable Travel with Eytan Elterman of Lokal

After hearing good things about sustainable tour company Lokal for a while, I was excited when I got to meet one of the minds behind it, Eytan Elterman, at the Women in Travel Summit in May (Yes, he was a very good sport about being surrounded by hundreds 

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Tours in the World

The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Tours in the World

Are you looking for the best eco-friendly tours out there? Then check out the 10 options below. (Note: This post originally appeared on Visit.org’s blog.)

The Three Most Inspiring Nonprofits of 2017

The Three Most Inspiring Nonprofits of 2017

I have the pleasure of working with inspiring, impactful organizations every day as a non-profit consultant. But I also get to discover wonderful organizations during the course of my travels around the globe. This year there were three that stuck out to me as being 

Talking Sustainable Travel with Ryan Stimmel of GoodTrip Tours

Talking Sustainable Travel with Ryan Stimmel of GoodTrip Tours

In November I traveled to Guatemala with Ryan Stimmel, founder of GoodTrip Tours, to scout out an itinerary for cultural immersion trips he will start running for families and educators this spring in partnership with Cambio NDG, a language school that benefits the Dutch/Guatemalan NGO Niños de 

The 2017 Travel+SocialGood Global Summit: A Preview

The 2017 Travel+SocialGood Global Summit: A Preview

NOTE (September 2018): Travel+SocialGood is now the Impact Travel Alliance. The 4th annual Travel+SocialGood (TSG) Global Summit is being held in New York City next month. It’s expected to draw 150 travel industry thought leaders, innovators and visionaries for the purpose of coming up with concrete 

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special