Line 4 of the Barcelona metro service, three o’ clock in the afternoon (Line 4 is the one that goes to the beach). I’m on my way to a work meeting. There’s no seats available, so I simply stand. I look around and realize that I can’t hear even a hint of Spanish, much less Catalan. English, French, and Dutch dominate the scene. I see tourists with their towels, flip flops, and reddish skins. I wonder if they notice me there, if they think my outfit or my white skin are strange. Do they think I was put there as a part of a museum display to enhance their “tourist experience”? I arrive at my stop and make my way out, feeling strangely foreign in my own country. [Read more…] about 10 tips for not being just another tourist in Barcelona
As you may know, there are plenty of volunteering programs arranged by the European Union all around the continent. I recently had the opportunity to participate in one and I have to say; it’s totally worth it. [Read more…] about Volunteering as a different way of tourism
Recently I attended the Forum Turistic, a technologic event that we have in Barcelona where during two days they talk about many solutions to raise the tourists satisfaction and at the same time, think about how technology can be an ally for sustainable tourism. But, can technology help sustainable tourists? Let’s see. [Read more…] about Can technology help sustainable tourists?
Traveling taking care of the environment it’s easy if you commit with yourself to impact it as less as possible. If in your everyday life you use fabric bags to go shopping, or you separate waste, or you use transports that generate few or null greenhouse gas emissions, in short, if you are an environmental friendly person, then you are ready to be part of a revolution. Which revolution? [Read more…] about Do you want to be part of the sustainable tourism revolution?
Talking about Sustainable Tourism with people I’ve identified some tourist patterns. All of them, each to their preferences, can achieve to have a lower impact on the Environment because Sustainability has the power to fit any type of Tourism. And this is what I try to explain to them. In this article you will find the six most important concerns about Sustainable Tourism and my points of view about them. [Read more…] about The 6 most important concerns about Sustainable Tourism.