An Interview with the Founder of Pack for a Purpose: Looking for an easy way to give back to the communities you travel to? Pack for a Purpose has you covered. Recently, we had the wonderful opportunity to interview Rebecca Rothney, founder of Pack for a Purpose, about the nonprofit organization and the direction it is looking to take.
What takes two days to travel across the southern United States and is still enjoyable? The Sunset Limited of course! Georgina Wilson-Powell took this charming train from New Orleans to Los Angeles and she has a few things to say about it.
Do you get a kick out of watching loved ones slide face first into ooey gooey mud? Do you daydream about crawling on your hands and knees through pits of sludge? Do you have a white t-shirt that would look much better dyed brown? Then the Irvine Lake Mud Run is an event you should add to your bucket list. With 32 oozing obstacles spaced out over three-ish miles, the mud run provides exactly what mudders of every shape, size and speed are craving: mud in every nook and cranny.
One of my favorite aspects of traveling is being exposed to new languages. My last trip to Kenya was full of new languages (I stopped in Amsterdam on the way over): Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Hebrew, and Swahili to name a few.
Megan Epler Wood has been leading the sustainable tourism movement since before anyone knew there was a need for one. In 1990, Megan founded The International Ecotourism Society, which was the first NGO worldwide to dedicate itself to the sustainable development of tourism. She served as TIES’ president and CEO for 12 years before moving on to start her own consulting firm, EplerWood International. Megan was kind enough to spare a few minutes to talk with us and answer a few burning questions about her universal definition of Sustainable Tourism and her views on travel.