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Inside the Global Sustainable Tourism Council with Randy Durband

Randy Durband is the CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. But what exactly do they do? We find out as Randy shares his experiences as a sustainable traveler before his days with the GSTC, why traveling with a green conscience is important to him, and regular people like us can get involved with their work.

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Europe / international / switzerland / travel

Lucerne, Switzerland For Business Travelers

Originally published in Global Traveler.

Lucerne thrives on tourism. British expatriate and author Diccon Bewes, who focuses his literary efforts on his adopted homeland, calls Lucerne Switzerland’s prettiest city. So it’s no wonder throngs of Japanese, Chinese, European and North American tourists funnel out of tour buses and onto the cobblestone streets of Lucerne with their cameras armed and ready.

Lucerne’s history is firmly Swiss with a relatively orderly past — compared to the rest of Europe — after the fall of the Roman Empire in the early sixth century. By the middle of the ninth century, the area became known as Luciaria as Germanic Alemannic peoples planted roots. Lucerne asserted its independence in 1178, declaring a city proper shortly thereafter. Owing to its economically strategic location on the Gotthard trade route, Lucerne grew into a selfsufficient city by the end of the 13th century. Around this time, King Rudolph I von Habsburg of Austria pushed into the region, and Lucerne allied with surrounding towns to strive for independence in the form of a Swiss Confederacy known as Eidgenossenschaft. Continue reading

Caribbean / Cuba / international / podcast / travel

Trump’s Travel Ban and Sher She Goes to Cuba

President Trump’s travel ban targets citizens and refugees of Muslim majority nations, sparking protests at airports across the country as well as the seemingly continuous one outside of the White House. Then Sher of SherSheGoes.com joins Without A Path to talk about her passions of fashion and scuba diving. She was also recently in Cuba during the mourning period of Fidel Castro and offers her thoughts on what increased tourism will mean for the isolated island.

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Africa / egypt / international / podcast / travel

Sally Elbassir Confronts Stereotypes as a Muslim Traveler

Sally Elbassir of Passport & Plates bills herself as an Arab-American Muslim food and travel blogger. On Without A Path, she shares how she’s confronted stereotypes in her travels from California to Egypt.

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Europe / international / podcast / Spain / travel

Andy MacGregor On All Things Spain

Andy MacGregor, founder of Travel Massive’s Madrid chapter, shares how (and why) he made the move from Scotland to Spain complete with all the current events you didn’t know about. He’s since gotten his face on Spanish television’s Canal Plus as the host of a fishing program. When he’s not keeping an eye on his line, he edits CARPdiem Magazine and even runs a swing dance course.

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