Places I Remember with Lea Lane

'Regenerative Travel,' Trends/Destinations, And A Yukon Drink With A Frostbitten Toe!

December 07, 2021 Paul Melhus, CEO of ToursByLocals, talks of safe and sustainable travel trends in the coming year, and tells one of the weirdest travel memories ever. Season 1 Episode 45
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
'Regenerative Travel,' Trends/Destinations, And A Yukon Drink With A Frostbitten Toe!
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Paul Melhus CEO of Tours By Locals, started his  company to make a difference to both tourists and guides.

We start by talking of regenerative travel, and what it is. Paul tells us about how his company, follows this new trend for responsible, sustainable travel, and how it started at the Great Wall of China.  We then talk of over-traveled areas, under-traveled areas, slow travel, off-season, and  "flying less, staying longer."

We discuss national parks, eco-friendly ways of getting around, and travel trends for 2022.

The discussion ends with Paul's travel stories, including the strangest drink ever in the Yukon, swimming in the Arctic Ocean, visiting Druid sites in the Scottish Highlands, and a return to Rome.

Paul ends this varied episode with his favorite memory of all, about a surprising result from a dinner in Argentina.
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 Paul Melhus,  CEO and co-founder of ToursByLocals, with offices on 4 continents, served over 1.5 million travelers, and currently provides meaningful work opportunities to 4,700 local guides around the world. Paul is Canadian and travel has been a constant in his life, whether he’s cold water swimming in the Arctic Ocean, or learning to speak Spanish in Buenos Aires.
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Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.comPlease follow, rate and review this award-winning travel podcast!

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What is regenerative travel?
What is Tours By Locals, and how does it work?
How did it start?
Overtraveled places
Undertraveled areas of the world
Safe and sustainable travel plans
Slow travel, off-season
National Parks, going to less popular ones
Eco-friendly ways to get around
Travel trends for 2022
Travel stories, including the strangest drink ever in the Yukon, swimming in the Arctic Ocean, the Scottish Highlands and a return to Rome
Paul's favorite memory of all