Monthly Archives: January 2014

Walking the Eco Talk

It’s the biggest dilemma in environmental tourism: how not to destroy what you’ve come to enjoy. People learn to appreciate and value the natural world when they experience it; but creating  infrastructure and hosting visitors potentially puts ecologies at risk. … Continue reading

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Pilgrim to Skellig Michael

To be honest, munching white pudding for breakfast in Moorings and contemplating my imminent visit to Skellig Michael, I wasn’t thinking about sixth century monks. I was thinking about my head for heights – or lack of it. Six hundred … Continue reading

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Traveller or tourist?

As a travel writer, I’m acutely aware of the different connotations of travel versus tourism. The word “tourist” conjures up visions of harried and camera-bedecked list-tickers, scrambling on and off buses, madly snapping self/friend/partner in front of The Famous Sight … Continue reading

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