Category Archives: Travel Issues

Bastardizing the Glamping Name

Al Maha

Everyone in the tourism sector loves a buzzword, and in this century, it has been markedly environmental. Sustainability. Eco-tourism. Green hotels. So when “Glamping” hit the scene circa 2007, the travel industry was beside themselves at this untapped opportunity to exploit so many things that White People love.

PSA: Support Essakane Film’s documentary on the Festival au Desert in Mali

Festival au Desert in Essakane, Mali

One of my fellow NYU classmates is working on a documentary about the Festival au Désert, a remote music festival held just outside of Timbuktu, Mali in a place called Essakane.  The festival is the manifestation of the culture and traditions of the Tuaregs, the nomads of the Sahara, but has grown to encompass many…