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On Saturday, October 14, 2023, we watched the 'Ring of Fire' annular eclipse as it made its journey across the United States.
Our chosen location? The gulf coast of course!
I made some snacks and off we went to claim our spot for the watch party.
We ate, chatted with friends and watched the wildlife as the sky become darker and darker. The light changed as the eclispe progressed but didn't go fully dark. It was an odd feeling as the light changed from a "normal morning" to a murky twilight. You can see the difference in the light quality in these pictures taken as the eclipse was happening.
All of this happend midmorning for us in South Texas.
The next annular solar eclipse over North America won't be until 2046. So we were very happy to be able to watch this event. My son built a special viewing device so we were able to safely watch, but it didn't allow for taking picture. But what we saw through the device looked very much like the picture above.
Across town on another stretch of private beach there was an elaborate wedding taking place. I drove around and saw tons of people gathered to watch and just be together all over town. There were many family parties and get-togethers. It felt like a celebration all around us. I'm so glad we were able to watch this magical event.
Thanks for reading and wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a wonderful week.
How are things? I hope you are well and enjoying July.
I wanted to let you know that I'm out here, chasing the horizon and traveling again.
I still owe you about 1,000 updates on the last few travel adventures, so as soon as things slow down I will be uploading like a mad woman. LOL
So hang tight, my friends, I will be posting regularly again soon.
See you soon!
Last week we began talking about ethical and sustainable travel as an approach to planning your next vacation. This type of travel that is grounded in the principles of responsible and conscious travel. Today we will look at another benefit of this type of travel, making a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative impact.
Sustainable travel practices include reducing waste, conserving energy, and supporting local conservation efforts. Travelers can reduce their carbon footprint by choosing environmentally-friendly modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, or public transportation, and by staying in eco-friendly accommodations.
Moreover, ethical and sustainable travel can also have a positive impact on the traveler's well-being. Research has shown that travel can have many psychological and emotional benefits, including reducing stress, increasing creativity, and boosting happiness. Ethical travel can enhance these benefits by providing travelers with a sense of purpose and meaning, and by creating opportunities for personal growth and self-reflection.
When planning a trip, it is important to consider the ethical and sustainability aspects of travel. Here are some tips for ethical and sustainable travel:
There are many destinations around the world that offer unique experiences for ethical and sustainable travel.
What are your thoughts? Are the ethical and sustainability aspects of travel important to you? Let me know in the comment section below.
As travel becomes more accessible and affordable, more people are exploring different parts of the world, seeking new experiences and adventures. However, as much as travel can be exciting and fulfilling, it also has the potential to have negative impacts on the environment, local communities, and cultural heritage. Ethical and sustainable travel is an approach that seeks to minimize these negative impacts while maximizing the benefits of travel for both the traveler and the host community. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of ethical and sustainable travel and how it can help people and enrich their lives
Ethical and sustainable travel is an approach that is grounded in the principles of responsible and conscious travel. It seeks to minimize the negative impacts of tourism on the environment, local communities, and cultural heritage, while maximizing the benefits of travel for both the traveler and the host community. Ethical travel is not just about being environmentally responsible, but also about respecting the culture, traditions, and beliefs of the local people.
One of the benefits of ethical and sustainable travel is that it allows travelers to have a more meaningful and authentic experience. Rather than simply being a passive observer of the local culture, travelers are encouraged to engage with the local community, learn about their traditions and way of life, and contribute to their economy. This can be done through activities such as volunteering, homestays, and local tours. By doing so, travelers gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the local culture, and the locals benefit from increased economic opportunities and cultural exchange.
Over the next few months I will be talking more about this concept and sharing how this philosophy has made my trips much more meaningful.
To stay is to exist and to travel is to live.
That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it? I'm all about travel right now. It feels like I am waking from a long winter nap and am ready for adventure and new experiences. Are you feeling the same?
What adventures do you have planned?
See you on the ship!
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