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Band-aid Tactics Won’t Benefit Tourism in Prince George, B.C.


Today CBC Daybreak North in Prince George, B.C. contacted me. They wanted to discuss a  story I had written about the city –  An Apology Letter to Tourists Considering Prince George, B.C. as a Destination. The live radio  interview will be aired Feb. 26th at 8:20 am if you’d like to listen. Like any person who eats, … Continue reading

Is Your Tourism Business Culturally Sensitive?
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Is Your Tourism Business Culturally Sensitive?


“Operating a business in the tourism industry can be detrimental to your humility and pocket-book if you aren’t culturally sensitive or a have a bad sense of humor.” Kelly Little What may me acceptable in one country or Culture may not be in the next. My story Tasteless Tourism on the Racist Train is a … Continue reading

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Is Egypt safe for tourists? Matthew Teller gives travelers some practical advice regarding the safety of travel in Egypt.


Originally posted on Quite Alone:
[UPDATE – 3 July 2013: Since May, when I wrote this post, the situation in Egypt has changed for the worse. However, I’m not providing updated info on this page. Read on for a general overview of travel safety in Egypt, but also follow the news, ask travel companies and…

Animal Experiments – Your breast implants may have contributed to the death of a little green monkey!
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Animal Experiments – Your breast implants may have contributed to the death of a little green monkey!


“Your breast implants may have contributed to the death of a monkey” In the distance, raucous screams and ire over-rule innocence, ignorance and wonder; in protest. A testament, to the skeletons that can’t be addressed by research specimens lacking a hyoid bone. A day, like any other at the Barbados Primate Research Center and Wildlife Reserve. Across … Continue reading

Tasteless Tourism on the Racist Train – 3 Valley Gap Lake Chateau and Ghost Town
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Tasteless Tourism on the Racist Train – 3 Valley Gap Lake Chateau and Ghost Town


*Please note this post is graphic and not well written. It is an irate rant! I have since spoken with one of the owners and they assure me the head is not from a black man but a Russian (seriously? – so that makes it all better?), they say they had no knowledge of this display and … Continue reading

Local Guides: Paramount to the success of Responsible Travel
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Local Guides: Paramount to the success of Responsible Travel


We’ve all experienced the pitfalls of commercialized tours, both the seasoned traveler and the newbie. Bumping elbows with strangers, getting annoyed by that one narcissist that stands out in every crowd and doesn’t give a hoot  you spent money on the tour as well or even, an unpleasant tour guide. Or maybe, you hoped for a … Continue reading