Edition 5 – 2015

Filed in 2015, Uncategorized by on November 2, 2015


 

Welcome to another DIGITAL edition of Responsible Traveller…

This edition is about oceans, islands & epic adventures! 

Regular readers of Responsible Traveller mag will know that I love to travel, to see new places and to meet new people.  And I have been  very blessed to be able to visit two very different but equally intriguing Indian Ocean islands recently –Madagascar to check out the Fairtrade Tourism certified  businesses, and Seychelles to experience island life and learn more about their Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label.  Another special African island destination is Chole Mjini on Mafia Island –we get to travel with Louise as she shares her experiences of this magical place. In keeping with our  ‘oceans & islands’ theme, Brenda looks at the wonderful conservation initiatives of Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Greg takes us on a Humpbackwhale watching adventure off St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal. 

An epic adventure for avid mountain bikers must surely be the Desert Knights tour in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld  Transfrontier Park (South Africa and Namibia) – Rowan shares how his comfort zone was challenged and that the desert landscape offers way more than meets the eye.  

So now that you’ve been inspired, go and book that holiday! But remember to choose travel that makes a difference… and choose to support local travel businesses – from accommodation and eating out, to fun activities and shopping. But above all, have fun connecting with people from different walks of life and different cultures… and share a laugh and a smile. 

Enjoy the read… and be the difference.

 

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