Inspired Stories

A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, explorers, sustainable lifestyle advocates & community activists. Enjoy this compilation of stories from our travels across the globe told through blogs, pictures & video.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

We got a bit of snow this morning on Mount Laguna. It’s not much compared to what we saw the last 2 years, but It’s always an exciting sight to experience a white Christmas in San Diego.

Cabo San Lucas - Baja California, Mexico. At the very tip of the Baja peninsula is the vibrant resort city of Los Cabos. This extremely unique region is where the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean meet.

Get outside and enjoy one of the simplest, most reinvigorating hobbies there is: hiking. If you’re new to hiking, read on to learn what you need to know before you hit the trails, whether you’re planning a stroll through the woods or a multi-day backpacking trip: https://hobbyhelp.com/hiking/

airbnb superhost alter experiences glamping

It's so exciting to look back on all the guests we've hosted and awesome people we've met.

We're excited to introduce you to the Svatantria Retreat Center - one of our affiliate destinations. Check out the video below to learn more about his unique concept & dedication to nature-based tourism. This boutique mountain paradise offers yoga & wellness retreats, as well as a host of other activities in the surrounding State Park & National Forest.

We're delighted to introduce you to our newest affiliate destination - Julian CrossFit Retreat. Founded by Ray Ravare, Julian CrossFit is dedicated to encouraging active & healthy life-styles while immersed in nature.

We're offering gift certificates this holiday season for bookings anytime in 2019.

Hunting Season

By Rami Abdel

I was compelled to write this article after seeing a recent Facebook post about the start of the turkey hunting season. It surprised me to see so many people's reactions against the activity.

 

If you're reading this e-mail, then you're one of the first individuals to show interest in our company vision and outdoor hospitality model for San Diego's backcountry.

Experiential Tourism

 

Experiential tourism is an umbrella term for emerging tourism models that are dedicated to conservation & understanding of the cultural, historical & environmental heritage of a destination. It's a world-wide tourism trend based on balancing economic growth with resource conservation & protection. This business model has shown to engender sustainable communities where all stakeholders benefit from balanced economic growth.

Experiential tourism has emerged as an alternatives to mass tourism, which usually refers to large numbers of vacationers in popular resort-style destinations. Mass tourism has been widely criticized for the negative effects brought by its uncontrolled development, with visitors concentrated in very high density over seasonal periods of time. In many examples across the globe, indigenous people have been pushed aside & economically marginalized by multi-national hotel projects.

 

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