Down By the Sea

"Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere."  -Anonymous The breezy salty air of the beach allows for refuge and relaxation from the outside world of our lives.  It seems to…

The Tourism Dilemma

“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller Eco-tourism is defined by the World Conservation Union as “Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature that promotes conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for…

Turn Out the Lights

Light, it’s all around us.  Residents in intensely populated areas are accustomed to the constant illumination from artificial street lights and blazing bright highways.  While a constant supply of light  can be useful, it also can be harmful.  A typical city-lit sky is a hundred times brighter than a sky…