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Elizabeth Becker, Author of Overbooked, Talks Tourism and its Impact

Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, joins Without A Path to talk about the industry’s impact around the world, from lessons to follow in Bordeaux, France to overcrowded destinations like Venice that could learn a thing or two from the French. She also discusses environmental concerns that come out of the tourism industry, namely the large carbon footprint left by the cruise industry culprits, such as Royal Caribbean International. Finally, we discuss how the travel writer fits into all of this and what the average traveler can do to ensure they’re traveling responsibly.

Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism is now available in paperback.

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How to Respond to the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels and Turkey

Central Kortrijk, Belgium

How should you respond to the attacks in Brussels and Ankara? For one, if you can, travel to Brussels and Ankara. Continue reading

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ON THE PARIS ATTACKS, BEIRUT AND TRAVELING THROUGH TERRORISM

Nearing Tsumago, Japan - JoeBaur

I was in Japan in the back of a shuttle when I heard the news about the Paris attacks.

“Did you see this in Paris?” a colleague of mine sitting ahead of me asked. “Attacks across the city. Hundreds confirmed dead.”

A confused, “Really?” was all I could muster. I’ve never been one to take that kind of news lightly. So many can quickly pause the tragedy and immediately go into quarterbacking mode, hypothesizing — usually without much basis — about the causes, culprits and fallout. Instead all I could feel was the knot in my throat. Continue reading

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CHASING HARVEST FROM NEW ZEALAND TO FRANCE WITH RYAN GIBBONS OF MARE ISLAND BREWING CO.

Ryan Gibbons left college and went looking for himself out in Northern California. Eventually he got into the wine business and followed his boss’ advice to “chase harvest” in the southern hemisphere once the season wound down in California. For three years Ryan was off chasing harvest, starting off in New Zealand and even making it to France. Ryan chats with Joe about his experiences abroad and how they all tie together to the launch of Mare Island Brewing Co. in Vallejo, California.

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