This blog was born one year ago and it’s time to take a step back and admire what we’ve accomplished. Looking back, for me it was a hard decision to start La Ecoturista blog due to my perfectionism, but now I feel very proud of myself because it was the first step to start my future own business. During this year I’ve talked with environmental-friendly people that travel in a sustainable way, giving me the opportunity to know more about their challenges/problems when they are on holidays. At the same time, I’ve interviewed companies that have a real commitment to the environment and society, explaining their activities on my blog.
I’m very delighted for everything that’s happened thanks to the blog: I met very interesting people, I learned a lot of new things, I got out of my comfort zone, and Adrià, a student of tourism, started to collaborate writing very good articles. I want to mention my blog and Twitter followers, thanks for following me! And I also want to thank all the people that in some way have collaborated to improve this blog.
Now, I’m working on opening a website, but before I start, it is time for holidays in order to disconnect and plan the future in a relaxed way. Meanwhile, I will sum up for you the best articles of this year.
One of the first articles I wrote was this one, talking about the 6 most important concerns about Sustainable Tourism based on my talks about that topic with different people. Some months later, as you may know, the United Nations declared 2017 as The International Year of Sustainable Tourism, and in this post I deal with the state of this issue in Spain, giving you some specific examples of how to spend eco-holidays in Catalonia. In the same article I warn about greenwashing, so here you can learn more about that.
Based on my knowledge, but mostly based on my experience, I wrote the 10 musts of a sustainable travel, where you can find simple tips that help reduce the impact on the environment during your trips.
If you are thinking about visiting Barcelona you can’t miss these articles about two accommodations that have a real commitment to the environment and society, Hostal Grau and Yök Casa + Cultura, as well as these two posts where I suggest two activities to get to know the natural habitats of Barcelona and its surroundings by the hand of Naturalwalks and Ecoitineraria.
Adrià wrote two articles; one about volunteering, based on his experience doing that in Romania and in different associations in Catalonia, and another one talking about low carbon transportation. Very interesting! Now, he is working on one about Barcelona as a vegan city, don’t miss it!
Finally, if you follow the blog you may know that I like to share my trips through Catalonia. In March I visited la Garrotxa, and in June, Tarragona, where I discovered a place with plenty of history and mysticism. Do you remember what it was? Here you can check it out!
La Ecoturista blog will come back in September with more interesting articles! Meanwhile, is there any topic related to sustainable/responsible tourism, environment or sustainability that you want me to talk about in the blog? Let me know in the comments below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.