Local children getting a lift on a horse in Mongolia
Local Travel On A More Personal Level

There are trends and cycles in tourism just as with other areas of influence. One of the current shifts is towards a more authentic experience. It’s there in these three tag lines – ‘travel like a local’, ‘don’t just visit, live it’, and ‘be where you belong’. All from three quite major tour or accommodation suppliers. The focus is on…

Eternal Landscapes Dartmoor – How An Idea Was Born

The management plan for Dartmoor National Park is the single most important plan for the future of the park. It is the strategic plan which will guide decisions affecting Dartmoor’s future over the next five years. Look at it and you will see that listed are key drivers and challengers under three sections – Sustain, Enjoy and Prosper. Look more…

Supporting Local – Why is it important to support local businesses?

Let’s start this post with an experience I recently had. I am from the rural county of Devon in the UK – based in a small town on the on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. I return there when I’m not in Mongolia. The small town was hosting its annual local Food and Music Festival. It’s a celebration of…

Combatting overtourism in Mongolia

Overtourism is a term that hit the headlines in the summer of 2017 – look for articles on the internet by media and the travel industry on the consequences of tourism on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the effect of Airbnb on communities in Barcelona, the impact of cruise ship tourism to Venice and Dubrovnik. Even Iceland has expressed concerns.