Off the Grid Adventure Travel with Shannon Stowell CEO of ATTA
Today I sit down and talk with Shannon Stowell, CEO of The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). We dive deep into what it means to travel off the beaten path, how to reduce your carbon footprint, and how to do your part to support companies that promote diversity in the travel industry.
Shannon comes to us from his off the grid cabin in Colorado with no electricity or running water. We talk about his incredible trip to Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. He wins the award for most off the beaten path travel story, since I spoke to Jordan Harbinger about his trip to North Korea and another time when he was kidnapped.
Shannon and I talk about how he has started Tomorrow’s Air the world’s first traveler collective to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it permanently. We also discuss his involvement in the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund that directly funds local projects engaged in the conservation of unique natural and cultural resources of adventure travel destinations.
I also put Shannon in the hot seat to ask him:
- Favorite hike in the entire world?
- Favorite campsite in the entire world?
- Favorite piece of gear?
- Where is the adventure capital of the world?
- Shannon’s TED Talk: Change the World; Take a Vacation
- Tomorrow’s Air Clean Up Pact
- How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
- Neutral Together Carbon Offsetting
- Travel Unity non profit promoting diversity in travel
- The Black Travel Alliance
- Amplifying Black Voices: Our Growing List of Travel Resources
- Under30Experiences’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
- The Luci Solar Light that Shannon light’s his cabin with
- The Grayl Water purification bottle Shannon drinks from pools and swamps with!
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