During the course of Ms Lanier’s travels she has had the opportunity to visit and explore a number of different types of ecologically sensitive travel experiences such as Maho Bay Campground and Harmony Cottages, which used the latest and best waste recycling, water reclamation and conversion technologies. Last year, she traveled aboard The Eric, flagship for Eco Ventura, in the Galapagos, getting a firsthand look at one of the principle examples of sensitive larger-scale tourism. On a trip to the Tiwi Islands, Pamela was exposed to an encapsulated tourism experience; dawn to dusk visitation only is allowed on these islands. This creates an interesting paradigm that may be useful in other areas where extensive contact with the stakeholders and their culture is not desired.
Pamela has hands on experience in off-the-grid living, having spent 3 winters in the Denali wilderness in a fly-in/hike-in lodge where she took part in creating a root cellar, and helping to erect a wind generator.
By her own reckoning, Pamela has visited and toured over 1000 lodging properties. She brings a strong sensibility of what guests want and need in a travel experience, perhaps unparalleled and bolstered by feedback from the 55,000 opt-in members of Lanier Publishing’s travel e-newsletter.
2010 Invited and took the Geo Ambassador training from National Geographic.
Pamela has written several articles that have been published in the Cornell Quarterly on specialty lodging and tourism. It is an interest that each of these articles brought the voices of many to the discussion where Pamela chose to act as editor/moderator.