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've decided to pick two winners for our New Year's giveaway. Congratulations to Lucianna Valdez & Elyssa Bohanna. We look forward to hosting you for an unforgettable glamping experience. We'll be in touch with further details.

Official Press Release 12/20/2016
By Rami Abdel - Founding Member & Managing Director

It’s very exciting times for the environmental protection & conservation movement. As events unfold around us, we’re witnessing a major shift towards environmental conservation & more alternative, sustainable ways of living. Trends such as glamping, eco-tourism & agri-tourism are gaining momentum & encouraging more sustainable tourism models, which give priority to environmental conservation.

 

By Rami Abdel

Adventure & nature have been a big part of my life since childhood. It was an escape from city lights & the concrete jungle, which quite plainly never felt like home.

I assumed this was a temporary phase that I would eventually grow out of.

The years went on as I grew older in pursuit of a meaningful career & the subsequent conformist lifestyles of modern-suburbia.

By planning your trip with Alter Experiences LLC and visiting the Rancho Cuyamaca region, you're already making a positive, environmental choice in destination. We need the support of our guests to conserve the natural resources of the region. There are many things you can do to get involved like joining one of our workshops, being a responsible tourist while visiting the region and expanding your own personal knowledge about environmental conservation and sustainable living.

Natural Living

Natural living is a broad term encompassing many subjects such as; nutrition & health, alternative medicines, farming, eco-consciousness and many other subjects. It's a concept that looks a little different for everyone, based on personal circumstances, income, community you live in and many other factors.

There are many ways of looking at natural living depending on the degree of involvement, participation and even creativity.

 

By Blue & Green Tomorrow

2017 has been recognised as the International Year of Sustainability Tourism for Development by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.

"Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and cycles. The practice and general philosophy of ecological living is highly interrelated with the overall principles of sustainable development."

Sustainable Lifestyles

Lifestyles define us. They way we live our lives, what we do, with whom, where & how. This includes everything from the food we eat and how we interact with others to the way we get around. Lifestyles also define our identity; we express our social position, political preferences and psychological aspirations to others through our lifestyles.

 

Most people are still unaware of developing agri-business & agri-tourism models, which have come about as a result of the Farmstay Act. The Farmstay Act has bee widely applied all over California & is designed to to encourage the development of agricultural & farming models throughout the state.

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