Join Allyson Clark and Nishant this week for a discussion on tourism-based pollution in India. Growing up, Nishant had the opportunity to travel and live in several parts of his home country, India. Throughout the past decade, he has noticed some changes in his favorite sites, including pollution. Him and Allyson discuss the root of the problem, and what some parts of India are doing to create a positive or net-zero impact tourism industry.
Allyson Clark and Luna Ernst get together to talk about Luna's experience in Jordan earlier this year. Despite negative prejudice facing Muslim nations, Luna wanted to travel to Jordan with a friend of hers to prove something to her friends and family in Germany. Luna sheds some truth on the country and culture of Jordan, telling stories of the people's hospitality and lands beauty. Her perspective on something few of us see and advice for travelers is priceless!
Allyson and Natalia get together to discuss her experiences in Morocco as both a traveler and a volunteer. Natalia has made 3 visits to Morocco and discusses how each experience gave her added perspective, helping her to better understand the country. Natalia discusses several problems facing tourism based economies like the ones she visited and gives travelers advice on how to act consciously and have the best experience, both for themselves and the communities they interact with.
This week join The Travel Curriculum Tribe Leader, Natalia Jones and Taylor Hooper as they discuss Taylor's semester at sea. Taylor is an American student and discusses the impact which mutual exchange had on both her and the locals which she connected with, even when she was only in cities for short periods of time. Many find that gaining a genuine understanding of a culture is difficult when they only stay short periods of time in a country. Taylor offers a variety of examples from countries and communities all around the world where she was able to make friends and deepen her global perspective.
This week Allyson interviews Lukas Kahlau, a German native with extensive and diverse travel experience. After realizing that he had spent a large amount of time and money on partying in Indonesia, Lukas made some big changes to his travel habits before leaving on another big trip. In this podcast he compares and discusses his sober and non-sober travels. He also sent the following note to the listeners:
In this episode of The Travel Curriculum Podcast, Natalia, a member of The Travel Curriculum team, speaks with Nico, a traveler from Chile who views travel as a lifestyle. When traveling, he stays for extended periods of time in order to know the culture, learn the language, and meet locals - even when traveling in groups of friends he has found a way to have authentic experiences. He speaks about his experiences here and gives tips to other travelers who want to make the most of the time traveling. To see more of his adventures you can follow his blog, Larutadispone.blogspot.com .
En este episodio del The Travel Curriculum Podcast, Natalia, un miembro del equipe de The Travel Curriculum habla con Nico, un viajero de Chile que viaja por estilo de vida. Cuando viaja, él se queda por un tiempo para entender la cultura, aprender el idioma e encontrar locales. Cuando él viaja en grupos con amigos, él tiene una experiencia autentica. Él habla sobre sus experiencias y da consejos para los otros viajeros que quieren hacer el mejor de sus tiempo viajando. Para aprender más sobre sus aventuras, puede seguir su blog, Larutadispone.blogspot.com .
On this podcast Allyson gets real and discusses the reality of tourism's impact, starting with the traveler's mindset. She touches on how travelers can use the same gut reaction/voice which encouraged them to travel to also make smarter and more sustainable decisions once they have reached their locations. The ideas in this podcast stem from her experience, speaking engagements, and discussions she has had with other travelers since starting The Travel Curriculum.
Welcome back! Join Allyson and our Colombian friend, Sebastian, as they discuss Sebastian's experience working and traveling in Australia in 2013. Sebastian explains how working while traveling was essential to his understanding of day-to-day Australian life and played a key role in his experiences as he traveled Australia later on. Working and traveling simultaneously is becoming more common among travellers because it allows them to travel more and become integrated within communities. This podcast is great for anyone who has contemplated the idea of work travel or is looking to get a deeper understanding of the communities they travel within
This podcast, Quan and Allyson get together and talk about how pushing his comfort zone when moving to Berlin totally payed off. Quan is like many people who travel, the idea of making friends and becoming part of the new community make him nervous. To him, hearing from outgoing individuals that the best way to meet people is to sit in a bar and talk to a stranger is a nightmare. Quan's advice for shy travelers, and honest explanation of his experiences are invaluable, especially for those who may think they are the only shy one.