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Global Citizenship: Social Responsibility

“Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable.”               ― George Washington Carver

What does it mean to be a responsible traveler?   It means much more than just traveling light, recycling plastic bottles or even reusing your hotel bath towels.  Those things are great first steps but being a responsible traveler is a “heart action”.A socially responsible traveler has a heart for people.  He/she ensures that negative social, economic and environmental impacts are minimized and that positive footprints that enhance economic benefits for local people and host communities are the only thing left behind. Bottom line, a social responsible traveler is a global citizen and ambassador for humanity. 


2019

SPECIAL: Remembering 9/11
Pictures of Humanity, Traveling Through Depression
Exploring Indigenous Tourism and Istanbul
UN Foundation’s Girl Up! conference
UN Foundation: Women’s Voices in Fragile States

2018

Exploring Jordan, Art of Dr. Seuss, Ken Burns
Following Dracula’s Trail, Paranormal Photography and Defeating Human Traffickers
Travel Photography, Patricia Cornwell, Children’s Museum, David Rockefeller, Jr.

2017

Exploring Colombia

2016

Goa, actress Stefanie Powers, Friendly Planet Travel
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 2
New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2012 – Hour 1
From “The Amazing Race” to “The Great Human Race” with “Raw Travel” and Dominica

2015

Saving the Cheetah, Reviving Detroit, Sailing with Rick Steves
IZOD Indycar”s Simona de Silvestro, History of Catholicism & Panther Conservation
Cultural Immersion, Diplomacy & Malaysian Flavors
Make A Wish, Adventure Travel Law, Globetrotting Lessons
White House Travel Summit explores Global Citizenship
Resorts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Yahoo! travel editor, historic San Antonio and Orlando beyond the theme parks
Jack Hanna on animal conservation, Cuba travel and packing purposefully

2014

South Africa beyond safari to student exchanges, conservation and Nelson Mandela’s legacy
CBS Daytime Stars making a difference
Actor Eric Braeden, Spanish Cuisine & RARE animal Conservation
Oscar nominee director Bob Bilheimer tackles social issues, Lithuanian musician and good Packing
BOOK CLUB: The Long Ride & Children’s book club
Grammy-nominee Rene Marie sings Eartha Kit and Cheetah Conservation
Actress Heather Tom, dining with Chef Jose Pizarro and sharing cross-cultural communication
Black Patriots and Global Learning
Gary Chapman’s Love Languages, Global Volunteers and Circumnavigating the Globe

2013

Inside National Geographic Traveler, Buddha Bar DC and eco-friendly jewelry
Exploring the island of Bequia
Global Hunger Conference – The Fight Against Famine
Actress Kate Linder, Peace through Tourism, Girlfriend Getaways and Mancations
BOOK CLUB: The Long Ride
Norfolk’s Underground Railroad, Student Travel and Decoding Autism
Breaking Barriers, Maya Roads & Ethical Fashion
Actor Eric Braeden, Exploring Egypt & Voluntourism
Inspiring Paralympians on the World Stage
LEGACY SHOW: Touring Israel and Gandhi town hall
Raising the Titanic, Homeless Soccer and exploring Blackfoot country
FilmAid International, Mystery at Sea & Accessible Travel Tips
Living Silent, Norway’s Perfume and Discovering Burma

2012

America’s Great Migration, Gospel and Panda-monia

2011

Celebrating Veterans Day, Chatting with Don Diamont and Christian Siriano, plus Maya 2012

2019

Why You Should Go to the Bahamas Right Now
Discovering Traditional Arts in Thailand’s Golden Triangle
Bringing Mobility and Hope to the Philippines
Voluntourism: When Helping can Hurt
Animal Cruelty for Tourists’ Entertainment: An Industry in Need of Reform
One Night in Jail: A Travel Horror Story
Uluru: Why Climbing is Bad for Australia’s Heart
Ayahuasca Tourism: The Commercialization of Culture
How Budapest’s Cafe Culture is Lifting Social Stigmas
How to Make Your Trip More Eco-Friendly
A Walking Tour Highlighting a Mumbai Slum’s Innovative Industry
Max Mara: A Fashion House Under Fire for Stealing Indigenous Designs
Chilean Tourism and the Indigenous Mapuche
Volungearing: A New Way to Do Good
Responsible Tourism: Why It’s Not Okay To Visit Syria
The Women Making Tourism Powerful
Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe
Dark Tourism in Cambodia: Exploitation and Cultural Insensitivity
Sint Maarten: A Youth Program Reaches Out After Hurricane Irma
An Indonesian Village that Changed its Fate with the Internet
Coffee in Laos: an Unlikely Pathway out of Poverty
World Footprints Top Stories of 2018

2018

Diversity is one of the many Faces of Darwin, Australia
A Burundian Lesson in Hospitality

2016

Swimming with dolphins in New Zealand
Volunteer travel opportunities in Haiti
Australia makes strides to protect its marine life
The Falkland Islands – a bird watchers paradise
First steps towards planning a Volunteer Vacation

2015

Corporate Global Citizenship – Aligning Business with Social Impact
America under the radar
The Cayman Islands: Fifty Shades of Bay

2014

Walking Israel: An Author’s Perspective
VolunTourism: Making your vacation count
The Sochi Olympics from a local perspective

2013

Dive into Volunteer Travel
Richard Bangs’ Cayman Adventure: The final leg
The second part of my Cayman Islands adventure

2011

Travel Tip: Volunteer Travel
Camp Joy – A young traveler experiences the joy of voluntourism