The Better Travel Podcast
A weekly show that aims to make sense of the global travel industry, and help you be a smarter, better traveler.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
In Hawaii, the Search for Sustainable Tourism
John De Fries, the first native Hawaiian to lead the state’s tourism authority, discusses the delicate balance of tourism, culture and the environment — and why he got hooked on the TV show “The White Lotus.”
THE BETTER TRAVEL PODCAST
A new era for tourism in Palestine
This week, we're joined by Husam Jubran, a Palestinian tour guide and peace worker who has helped to lead a movement toward more meaningful tourism in the region that he calls home. In this episode, you'll learn: How tourism in Palestine has evolved over the past 25 years Husam's favorite places to bring visitors in the West Bank What it takes to become a tour guide in Israel and Palestine Husam's advice for how to have a meaningful travel experience wherever you go
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Stockholm Instead of Rome? October Instead of July? How Heat Waves Are Changing Tourism in Europe
Shifts in travel patterns are likely to become more common in Europe, a region that climate researchers describe as a “hot spot” for severe summer heat.
I was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1982. Since leaving the United States in 2008, I‘ve lived in Switzerland, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, Kenya and the French Alps, my current home, where I‘m finally growing some roots.
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Latest Newsletter Issues
The mayors of Mont Blanc
Should everyone get access to the high mountains? Plus: Key West, Kyoto and Kenya
India + an invitation
What I learned in India; the podcast returns; a free event coming up
Everything has led to this
Hawaii; Heatwaves in Europe; and two travel novels to enjoy
Follow along as I travel the world to research and write my book on the global travel industry, to be published in 2024.