Exclusive Interview with the Secretary-General of the UNWTO

Most of you reading this post already know that we started Backpacking with the Bonds to help travelers think about how their travel affects the places they visit-both positively and negatively. All of our posts and guides are written to help travelers to think about and design their trips to maximize their impact on the local economies. Recently, we wrote a blog piece about the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Year of Sustainable Tourism, to showcase the international initiative to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development.

Top 5 Beach Destinations to Escape the Winter and Tips to Get You There

We recently met up with travel bloggers Diana and Hope of MVMT Travel Beyond Bounds at The NY Times Travel Show.  As part of our Escape the Winter campaign this week we interviewed Diana and Hope about their top 5 beach destinations to escape the winter and tips to get you there.

Who Are We?

I love to travel and enjoy planning trips, almost as much as taking the actual trip.  I’ve advised countless others about destinations I’ve been to, as well as those that I haven’t. I’ve thought about creating a website for awhile now, but it wasn’t until a recent trip to the Mediterranean with friends that I was encouraged to finally take the plunge and put myself out there.  So promptly upon my return I established Backpacking with the Bonds.