A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, explorers, sustainable lifestyle advocates & community activists. Enjoy this compilation of stories from our travels across the globe told through blogs, pictures & video.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
By Rami Abdel
I was compelled to write this article after seeing a recent Facebook post about the start of the turkey hunting season. It surprised me to see so many people's reactions against the activity.
Experiential tourism is an umbrella term for emerging tourism models that are dedicated to conservation & understanding of the cultural, historical & environmental heritage of a destination. It's a world-wide tourism trend based on balancing economic growth with resource conservation & protection. This business model has shown to engender sustainable communities where all stakeholders benefit from balanced economic growth.
Experiential tourism has emerged as an alternatives to mass tourism, which usually refers to large numbers of vacationers in popular resort-style destinations. Mass tourism has been widely criticized for the negative effects brought by its uncontrolled development, with visitors concentrated in very high density over seasonal periods of time. In many examples across the globe, indigenous people have been pushed aside & economically marginalized by multi-national hotel projects.
It’s very exciting times for the environmental protection & conservation movement. As events unfold around us, we’re witnessing a major shift towards environmental conservation & more alternative, sustainable ways of living. Trends such as glamping, eco-tourism & agri-tourism are gaining momentum & encouraging more sustainable tourism models, which give priority to environmental conservation.
We've decided to pick two winners for our New Year's giveaway. Congratulations to Lucianna Valdez & Elyssa Bohanna. We look forward to hosting you for an unforgettable glamping experience. We'll be in touch with further details.
By planning your trip with Alter Experiences LLC and visiting the Rancho Cuyamaca region, you're already making a positive, environmental choice in destination. We need the support of our guests to conserve the natural resources of the region. There are many things you can do to get involved like joining one of our workshops, being a responsible tourist while visiting the region and expanding your own personal knowledge about environmental conservation and sustainable living.