Posts by ethicaltraveler

Podcast Episode 9 with Cory Lee

Jeff speaks with Cory Lee, an internationally known advocate for disabled travelers. Natalie and Jeff discuss disaster tourism, we listen to wonderful fusion jazz by Yazz Ahmed, and quiz you about a Oaxacan snack. Have a listen!

Podcast Episode 8 with Pauline Frommer

Jeff speaks with nationally syndicated radio show host and travel book author Pauline Frommer, of Frommer Guides. News Editor Natalie Lefevre discusses how Ethical Traveler picks its annual 10 Best Ethical Destinations. We also tune in to some music from Benin and Brooklyn, and quiz you about seasickness. Have a listen!

Podcast Episode 7 with Don George

For our holiday podcast Jeff speaks with beloved travel writer and editor Don George. George is the author of How to Be a Travel Writer and The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George, and Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler. We also tune in to some Senegalese harp music, and quiz you on the Sumo […]

Podcast Episode 6 with Jeanne Hallacy and Kenneth Wong

Filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy’s new documentary, Sittwe, addresses the current Buddhist/Muslim crisis in Burma. She is joined by UC Berkeley Burma scholar Kenneth Wong. We also tune in to some Bulgarian fusion music, listen to a story by travel writer Matthew Felix, and count baguettes. Have a listen!  

Podcast Episode 4 with Leila Salazar-López

Jeff is joined by Leila Salazar-López, the Executive Director of Amazon Watch. Leila has been fighting for the world’s rainforests, human rights, and social justice for more than 20 years; she took the helm of Amazon Watch in 2015. We also speak with SEE Turtles director Brad Nahill, discuss Conservation Refugees, and quiz you about […]

Podcast Episode 3 with Faith Adiele

Jeff is joined by Faith Adiele, founder of the nation’s first workshop for travel writers of color. Her work includes Meeting Faith, her memoir about becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun; the PBS documentary My Journey Home; and Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology. We also have stories on Baikal Watch and Ethical Travel to Israel. Have a […]

Podcast Episode 2 with David Shlim

In our second episode, we interview travel medicine expert and author Dr. David Shlim (Medicine and Compassion) about his many forays into the Himalaya, his work with Tibetan monks, and the relationship between Buddhism and care giving. [David is pictured at right with Tibetan lama Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.] We also have stories on Serengeti Watch, […]

Podcast Episode 1 with Jenny Williams

In our first episode, we interview author Jenny Williams about The Atlas of Forgotten Places, her captivating first novel set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo. We also have stories on Shark Stewards and The Ethics of Camel Riding. Have a listen!

Position Papers – Elephant Rides and Trekking / Swimming With Dolphins

Ethical Traveler proudly presents our first two position papers, written by our Animal Welfare researchers. If you’re thinking about swimming with dolphins or trekking with elephants during your travels, please read these reports first! And stay tuned for our future position papers on Voluntourism, Carbon Offsets and other important subjects. Elephant Rides and Trekking: Big […]