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Developed by Ron Mader in 1994 as a reporter's notebook, pioneered online reporting focusing on conscious travel around the globe. The award-winning site is geared toward conscious travelers, hosts and everyone inbetween seeking practical suggestions in the realm of eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel .

We're happy to partner with others. We aspired toward Open Journalism and here's how you can participate


Contact Ron through email or by tweeting including @ronmader. FYI, the Tweet button is in the left-hand column.

If you would like, we can develop collaborative work via the Planeta Wiki.

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CONFERENCE ARCHIVE has hosted more than twenty online conferences since 2000. This is an impressive archive and we would like to partner with universities in summarizing the dialogues and pursuing new avenues of collaboration.

WIKI WIKI takes a dynamic view of the Web and we appreciate helpful editorial suggestions. readers are a mix of international travelers and locals. Both groups are keen to engage with one another but are often at a loss of how to do so. By virtue of our articles, forum, collaborative photo groups and now wiki, provides a venue for discussion and development of action plans.

BUZZWORD BINGO provides direct access to travel operators, language schools, artisans and conservation groups. For professionals including park managers, conservationists, tourism associations and government leaders we offer workshops and presentations. spotlights what is local across the globe. We work toward decentralizing communication by encouraging engagement - active participation and reciprocity - among key players, including locals and visitors.


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