I noticed this headline by Rick Steves while looking at Cesky Krumlov for a friend. An issue that in being considered these days is the negative effect tourism is having on places around the world. We encourage travel. We think that the 1.3 billion of us that are currently traveling worldwide wish to have a rewarding experience. We are promoting small groups or independent travelers staying in one place for several days to several weeks examining something they are passionate about will address some of the problem. That problem in most places is large tour groups sightseeing and leaving; on to the next place.It's instructive when tour leaders proclaim in their marketing that you should get there before the hordes! This just promotes the next place to be despoiled. Help us discover ways to enhance our visits around the world.