Panorama of the Week: Mazunte Beach, Mexico’s Pacific Coast

mazunte beach

When you imagine your ideal beach, what do you see?Ours might feature an open stretch of coast, no crowds and a few small establishments -- the type of place where if you wake up early you may even have the entire beach to yourself.And this is what we found in the laid back town of Mazunte along Mexico's Pacific Coast last week. Open the panorama to see for … [Read more...]

The Good Global Traveler: 17 Actions You Can Take

Learning a New Skill - Zikra Initiative, Jordan

Travel holds tremendous potential. For the traveler, it offers a path to experience, education and personal transformation. For local host communities, it provides a means to economic benefit and cultural exchange. It’s this magic “travel equation” that among other things first inspired us to quit our jobs for the road over five years ago, and to this day … [Read more...]

Sustainable Tourism and GSTC: One of Our New Projects

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We’d like to think that we live our lives and travel according to a set of values, key among them respect -- respect for other cultures, respect for the environment and respect for the complexities and nuances of the economic realities that face a growing planet. Until now, we just never labeled those values or the behaviors attached to them as “sustainable.”So … [Read more...]

A Long Weekend on the Riviera Maya: 14 Memories

Audrey at Tulum Ruins  Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mexico has ruins, Mexico has beaches. But the only place in the country where you'll find them both? That's the Riviera Maya.Our visit to Riviera Maya was short -- only five days – but it was chock full, not only of beaches and ruins, but of tasty local cuisine, lush jungle, psychedelic jellyfish, and even some afternoon karaoke. When I think back, here are … [Read more...]