Join the #ethicaltravel chat April 6

Written by on April 2, 2012 in Responsible Tourism - 12 Comments

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Would you still go through with an item on your bucket list if it hurt someone or something?

Do you think about your impact as a tourist before you make your plans?

This Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, join me and Pamela MacNaughtan as we host a special Twitter chat on ethical travel with Travel + Escape.

Pamela’s live tweeting from Elephant Nature Park. I’m live tweeting from Las Vegas. Join us to share your experiences, thoughts and to learn about ethical travel, particularly as it relates to elephants and tourism in Thailand (including some special guests!).

Follow along the conversation:

@dtravelsround

@spunkygirllogue

@travelandescape

#ethicaltravel

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

12 Comments on "Join the #ethicaltravel chat April 6"

  1. Christy April 3, 2012 at 12:43 am · Reply

    I love it! I will try to make it!

  2. Ali April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm · Reply

    Andy and I will be on our way to the airport to leave for our honeymoon, so I won’t be able to join in, but I hope it goes well!

    • Diana April 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm · Reply

      I think going on a honeymoon is a great excuse!! Enjoy!!!

  3. Cole @ Four Jandals April 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm · Reply

    We will be driving north so will miss it but let us know if we can help out at all!

    • Diana April 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm · Reply

      Spread the word!! :)

  4. Bobbi Lee Hitchon April 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm · Reply

    Hopefully I’ll be on! Depends on work :)

    • Diana April 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm · Reply

      It’d be great if you could! But, if not, totally understand!!

  5. Michael McColl April 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm · Reply

    Diana, thanks for putting this together, will try to be there! @Ethical_Travel

  6. Stephanie - The Travel Chica April 7, 2012 at 8:18 am · Reply

    I couldn’t join, but hope you guys had a great chat!

    • Diana April 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm · Reply

      I think it went really well! Hopefully, it opened up people’s eyes to realize the impact they have on communities, animals and the environment.

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