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Dr. Martha Honey, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), joins Traveln On to talk about Travelers Philanthropy and the launch of a global sustainable/responsible travel accreditation body that measures environmental, social and economic impacts of hotels. Then Thrillionaire Nik Halik will stop by to talk about his amazing adventures sleeping in King Tuts tomb, becoming an astronaut and jamming with Bon Joviand the next adventures on his top ten list. Finally, author Shelley Seale joins the Authors Corner to talk about her new book The Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India .
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Responsible Travel with CREST
Dr. Martha Honey talks about CREST (the Center for Responsible Travel ), their mission, and what they are doing to promote ecotourism. She also talks about what you can do to be a more responsible traveler, and make your vacations more eco-friendly.
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The Thrillionaire
Not only is Nik Halik a successful entrepreneur, but he is also an avid, thrill seeking adventurer. Hes landed on the bow of the Titanic, has summited the highest mountains in the world and was one of the privileged select explorers in the world to view the curvature of the earth from the edge of space Find out what inspired his adventures, and what hes got planned next.
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Author Shelley Seale
Shelley Seale joins Ian & Tonya to talk about her new book The Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India . She discusses what first brought her to India, what keeps bringing her back, and how the experience has changed her outlook on life.
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Shelley Seale’s narrative non-fiction book follows the lives of just such children as those brought to life in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India depicts Shelley’s journey into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India where millions of innocent children live without families.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Nik Halik
Nik Halik, a.k.a. The Thrillionaire, is a self-made multimillionaire who believes life is about the magic not about the materialism. An avid thrill seeking adventurer, Nik created a list of the top ten adventures he wanted to accomplish by the age of 40. Among his various expeditions he was one of the first explorers to dive down 5 miles and land on the bow of the Titanic, he’s slept in King Tut’s tomb, he’s jammed with Bon Jovi and he’s become an astronaut. Nik hopes to inspire others to achieve wealth and become a Thrillionaire through is newly released book, The Thrillionaire.

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Dr. Martha Honey
Martha Honey, co-founder and Co-Director of CREST, heads the Washington, DC office. She has written and lectured widely on ecotourism, Travelers' Philanthropy, and certification issues. Her books include Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press, 1999 and 2008) and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice (Island Press, 2002). She worked for 20 years as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America and holds a Ph.D. in African history. She was Executive Director of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) from 2003 to 2006.

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Shelley Seale
Shelley Seale is a freelance writer, editor and graphic designer based out of Austin, Texas. When she is not at home, Shelley is off vagabonding in any part of the world whenever possible. Her mantra is “travel with a purpose.”

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