The name “Gaia Passage” originally came from the pre-Internet travel tips newsletter by Marcus L Endicott. This GaiaPassage.com website is a work in progress. The idea is to write a “white paper” for every country in the world, on environmental and cultural conditions, issues, and who is doing what about them, as well as examining both how they effect tourism and how tourism effects those issues.
The concept is to provide “snapshots”, or “bite sized” summaries of only the best information and contacts – with the one overriding priority not to be superficial. Send any and all suggestions and updates from the Contact form. You are encouraged you to support this project by buying the audiobooks, From the Balkans to the Baltics and Vagabond Globetrotting 3, by Marcus L Endicott. Additionally, Vagabond Globetrotting 3, his detailed how-to book for world travel, is available in a print version.
It should be noted that visas for tourism (tourist visas) technically do not allow for political activity, such as environmental or social activism per se (see NGO ‘Foreign Agents’ Law Comes into Force in Russia).
- A New Website For A New Age: GaiaPassage.com by ML Endicott, 2013
- Globetrotting in the Natural and Online Worlds: A Conversation with Marcus Endicott by R Mader, 2007
Draft Mission Statement
The long term goals of the Gaia Passage project are:
1) To objectively identify and boycott (tourism boycott) all localities (local government) worldwide involved with significant arms production, beginning with small arms production.
2) To architect a World Tourism Stabilization Treaty, such that governments involved with social or environmental violence (primarily acts of war), adversely impacting the economic sustainability of international tourism, would be subject to predetermined sanctions.
Sponsorship and support are needed, not only for the long term Gaia Passage project, but also the short term technical upgrading of this website. Ideas and proposals welcomed.