I am enthusiastically documenting vibrant ideas and places in the world. I am focusing on educational travel and nurturing communities. "Come for the learning experience and stay longer." I encourage communities to focus on marketing to those with a direct interest in learning more about their best assets. The visitors will have a great experience beyond shopping and sightseeing and the community will enjoy sharing what they are proud of. Invite kindred spirits when you want them and provide workshops, exhibits, related book discussions, etc. to encourage them to stay longer.
I work at discovering and documenting real communities around the world and want to expand my network.
Discover real places.
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I'm delighted to see this great project about world markets. I can understand why 18 of the 100 are holiday markets, given this time of year. I started to make a note of markets that need more coverage- Passages,village craft markets, souks,flea markets... show more
Wow! Thank you! I now have hours of new learning to do!
This is great. Let me know how I can direct thoughtful, (languaged challenged!) travelers your way.
This reminds me of Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich. I first thought about the notion of everyboby in every place being a teacher and learner from his writings. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/223403.Deschooling_Society I've fashioned my travels ... show more
I recently attended a fiber arts tour in Asheville (North Carolina, USA) that exemplified the immersive qualities of educational travel. I'm a photo journalist and explore educational travel as it relates to nurturing destination communities. The traveling public want real immersive educational experiences and look for those folks with similar interests to go together as a small group. What are some good examples of educational travel you've seen?
I see that a lot of bloggers, in their bios, write things like "My goal is to inspire people to travel." It makes me wonder: is that really what we should do? Do we really want more people to travel, given all of the climate and sustainability consequences that can arise from travel? Or should we be encouraging people to travel better rather than more? And if so, how?