Sustainable Tourism

Illustration of a forest with animals © Goethe-Institut

The freelance writer Marina Bierbrauer from Dresden and Berlin-based blogger Beatrice Anton introduce us to sustainable tourism initiatives, walkways and visitor experiences in Germany, while Kiwi travel blogger Jordan Bryant aka Jub reports on some of the great sustainable tourism ideas and initiatives in New Zealand. We find out about efforts to protect rare livestock breeds in Germany, for example, and why swimming with dolphins is no longer permitted in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Our Bloggers

Portrait Marina Bierbrauer © Sarah Minten

Marina Bierbrauer

Marina is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to movingtexts, with a special focus on healthy nutrition, fitness and other aspects of a happy and healthy lifestyle. She has been vegan for many years, and also does her best to conserve the planet in many other areas of her life. She loves animals, and enjoys travel, sport and yoga. When not on her travels, Marina now lives in Dresden. She was originally from Bremen.

Portrait Jordan Bryant © Jub

Jub (Jordan Bryant)

Jub originally from Waikanae, a classic small town in New Zealand. Since discovering the benefits of travel in 2013 he has been travelling the road doing whatever piques his curiousity. That isn't made easy with the inability to make a decision, but one big takeaway is that we shouldn't copy the 'perfect' itinerary. Even in little New Zealand, which is at risk of over-tourism, there are still many places to get off the beaten path if you choose your own journey rather than follow others. That is part of his mission with

Portrait Beatrice Anton © Carmen Imhasly

Beatrice Anton

Beatrice Anton describes herself as a “blogger, freelancer and total yoga junkie”. She is interested in any ideas that can help to make our world a better place. In her blog REISEZEILEN she writes about slow travel and travel as an intensive, self-aware activity and experience. She is firmly convinced that ecotourism must become the norm rather than the exception, and that (hopefully) all of us will soon embrace a more sustainable lifestyle as a matter of course.