ABOUT WEAVING THE WEB
With more than 30 conservations conducted over the past decade,
Weaving the Web provides a unique snapshot of Internet-savvy
journalists, environmentalists and activists.
with Dan Shilling
with Daniel Jaffee
with Joshua Berman
Travel: Conversation with Martin Hughes
Pacific Travel: Conversation with David Stanley
Conversation with Antonis B. Petropoulos
Partying in 1999 Antonis B. Petropoulos founded ECOCLUB,
the International Ecotourism Club and has seen it develop
into an award-winning network for ecological tourism with members
in more than 80 countries.
Places to Stay: Conversation with Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond is a journalist and author of Green
Places to Stay: From Beach Huts to Eco-Chic Hotels, All Over
the World. His website -- Green
Traveller -- is a must read for those interested in ...
Call: Conversation with Leo Hickman
Leo Hickman is a journalist and author of Guardian Book's The
Final Call is one of our favorite books of the year.
Q&A with Carol Patterson
Carol Patterson is the author of
The Business of Ecotourism now in its third edition. This
book has always been one of our favorites.
with Jim Benning
Jim Benning lives in San
Diego, where he teaches travel writing and makes frequent
trips across the Mexican border. With fellow writer Michael
Yessis, he launched World
with Marcus Endicott
Marcus Endicott is the author of Vagabond Globetrotting and
is working on the creation of artificial intelligence in virtual
with Barry Blesser
Barry Blesser is the author of Spaces
Speak which explores the aural experience of space.
Noble: Scouting Mexico's Landscape - 2007
Writing and editing one of the best-selling guidebooks about
Mexico takes the author on an incredible road trip.
Pariser: Independent Publishing - 2007
Harry Pariser has opted for independent publishing to market
with Bill Hinchberger
Bill Hinchberger is the founder of BrazilMax.
with Tim Leffel
Contrarian travel explained!
with H. Peter Jorgensen
H. Peter Jorgensen spoke at the Practicing
Sustainable Tourism Panel in Louisville earlier this year.
with Michelle Kirby and Andres Hammerman
Ten years ago Michelle Kirby and Andres Hammerman founded the
Black Sheep Inn in Chugchilan, Ecuador.
with Sue Beeton
Sue Beeton is the author of the first definitive work about
film-induced tourism, Film-Induced
Tourism and Community
Development for Tourism
with Burkhard Herbote
Based in the city of Beckum, a small town in the German state
of North Rhine-Westfalia, Burkhard Herbote hosts WorldTourismDirectory.com
to Locals: Conversation with Mark Bonta
Including locals in conservation starts with listening. Professor
Mark Bonta is the author of the book Seven
Names for the Bellbird.
Feinberg: Ritualizing Global Connections
Author of Devil's
Book of Culture, Ben Feinberg describes shamanism in rural
Hubbs: Transitions Abroad
Publisher Clay Hubbs discusses the past quarter century of publishing
travel writing with an edge.
Blake, Anne Becher, Bruce and June Conord, Maribeth Mellin and
Peter Hutchison: Costa Rica Conversation
Authors iscussed the development of ecotourism in Costa
Rica and how the Web is used to improve communication.
Buchanan: Reporting from Mexico
Born in Scotland, Ronald Buchanan is a Mexico City-based journalist.
Shaw: Watershed Journeys
Christopher Shaw runs the great Usumacinta River on the border
of Guatemala and Mexico.
Dodds and Anna Gibson: Urban Ecotourism
Anna Gibson and Rachel Dodds lead the Green Tourism Association
based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Humphrey: Honduras 2.0
Chris Humphrey is the author of Moon
Handbooks: Honduras and co-author of Moon's Mexico
City Handbook. In late 1999 and early 2000 he surveyed Honduras
for the second edition of the guidebook.
Shores: Raising Standards on the Web
John Shores authored the seminal essay "The Challenge of Ecotourism"
and now gives a full account of his work on and off the Web.
McLaughlin: Mexico Connection
David McLaughlin created the Mexico Connect website, one of
the few English-language sites actually based in Mexico.
Dedina: Saving the Gray Whale
Serge Dedina's book has become a hit, thanks to the swift conclusion
of the Baja saltworks controversery. Here's the inside story
on Mexican environmental politics.
Shapiro: Internet Travel Connections
Travelers using the web have Michael Shapiro to thank, particularly
for his excellent guide Internet
Ceballos-Lascurain: Ecotourism Champion
Author, architect, public speaker -- meet the pioneer credited
with coining the term "ecotourism" and its preliminary definition
back in 1983. This article is also available in Spanish
Mann: Beyond the Gringo Trail
Mark explains his motivations for writing the The
Gringo Trail and his work promoting community tourism.
French: Ecotourism by a Mountain Lake
After 20 years of pioneering rural tourism in the state of Nayarit,
this entrepreneur discusses responsible tourism in a mostly
Cummings: The Texas-Mexico-Asia Connection
Guidebook writer Joe Cummings expounds on global culture and
the role the Web plays in helping travelers making the most
of their journeys.
and Herb Felsted: Journeying Online Mexico
The publishers of "Mexican Meanderings" newsletter explain how
they research and write about off-the-beaten-path venues that
attract their combined love of Mexican history and culture.
Barkin: Creating Economic Alternatives for Farmers
David explains how he uses the web to interact with scholars.
Licona: Showcasing American Football in Mexico
The creator of the American Football in Mexico website explains
the role the Web in informing Mexicans of this popular sport.
Bray: Examining Mexico's National Forestry Policy
This accomplished academic takes on questions ranging from the
role of foundations
to combining academic research and development in Mexico.
Molloy: Finding Mexico Via Cyberspace
One of the pioneers gives her take on the role of the Internet
in promoting alternative viewpoints about Latin America.