Ed Wetschler The Second International Planet, People, and Peace Conference pretty much kept me indoors, but that’s not the only reason it took me several days to figure out that Costa Rica was being hit by a hurricane. The news I saw when I went online was mostly about Haiti,

Hitesh Mehta. Authentic Ecolodges: The Definitive Guide? By Ed Wetschler Hitesh Mehta, an expert on sustainable travel, says that the 36 properties in his new book are the most authentic ecolodges on the planet, so he named this large, photo-rich tome Authentic Ecolodges. Some people are just good with titles.

Sustainable Tourism: What’s the Definition? By Ed Wetschler “Sustainable tourism is like safe sex,” says Lelei TuiSamoa LeLaulu at the Planet, Peace and People conference in Costa Rica. “The rules are very simple, but if you break any of them, you’re dead.” No wonder people work double-time to define those

The view from Il N’gwesi Community Lodge. Ed Wetschler DAY ONE: Planet, People, Peace Sustainable tourism: an oxymoron? That’s the pessimists’ view, an argument that the travel industry, even at its best, diverts land from better uses of it, erodes local traditions, results in a lot of jetfuel emissions, and