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Buendía and the Route of the Faces: A Different Side of Spain

  • Anne Sewell
  • 3 October 2016

While these iconic destinations are indeed worth a visit, sometimes it pays to go off the beaten track and discover a different side of Spain, like the the Ruta de las Caras, or the Route of the Faces,” near Buendía.

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Walkability and Journeying on Foot: An Interview with Jonathon Stalls

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 21 October 2013

Expert wayfarer Jonathon Stalls is on a mission that is anything but pedestrian. He advocates for civic and personal wellness through walking. From his home base in Denver, Colorado, he organizes community walks through his social enterprise, called Walk2Connect, and lobbies for more pedestrian-friendly urban planning. He calls for a return to the mode of travel for which we are built, challenging those around him to slow down and experience life at a pace of three miles an hour.

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What Is the Opposite of Local Travel?

  • The Travel Word
  • 31 October 2012

The concept of “local travel” is still sometimes misunderstood. It’s about shifting your travel values so that your are mindful and supportive of local people, the local environment, local culture and local economy. Local travel can also be defined by what it is not. So we’ve asked the staff at The Travel Word to think about the opposite of local travel. What is the very antithesis of local travel? Here are our thoughts.

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A New Approach to Public Transport in Barcelona, Spain: Bicing Bicycles!

  • Christian Petzold
  • 19 September 2011

Like many cities all over the world, Barcelona is investing heavily in a public bicycle-sharing system. Called Bicing, it was inaugurated in 2007. Since then, it has won several awards and become an integral part of Barcelona’s public transport. Today’s 6,000 Bicing bikes are used for 100,000 daily trips, which represents a huge savings of carbon dioxide and other emissions what contrasted with that of motorised transport.

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Buen Viaje the Green Way with Taxi Ecológico in Barcelona

  • Maureen Valentine and Pedro Martinez Herreros
  • 29 April 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. Taxi Ecológico in Barcelona came into being as a direct result of the progressive need for more environmentally conscious transfer services in Catalonia, Spain. The desire was simple: to create a sustainable taxi business that would rely on earth-conscious transportation alternatives while also working to improve our global environment.

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Geotourism Challenge 2009, Urban Adventures Prize and Tourdust Scholarship Winners Announced

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 10 September 2009

The results are in and the veil has been lifted on the top finalists! The entire whl.travel network congratulates NatureAir, PEPY and Wikiloc for their well-deserved rewards and recognition in the Geotourism Challenge 2009, to Ger to Ger, Context Travel and Cobati (Community Based Tourism Initiatives) as recipients of the first Urban Adventures Prize, and to Ger to Ger, Cape Race and RiverIndia for the scholarships they’ve won as part of the Tourdust Scholarship.

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