May 2023



Sustainable Tourism Course, Part 1

I was teaching a university class as a guest speaker for my friend Rita Salvatore in the university of Teramo in Abruzzo recently. My lecture was about tourism. Rita wanted

Bringing a Sustainable Vision to Glamping

This is a longer version of an article which was featured in the June edition of the International Glamping Magazine. As a result of the number of different campsites we

Beltane Magic – Heartland Event Spring 2019

This is our next event in the Heartland site in Abruzzo, Italy. This gathering is about exploring the link between consciousness and nature. In our events, we aim to take

The Heartland Programme

We promised some exciting new plans for this year, and we have been working hard. We spent a lovely sun-bathed day putting a new yurt up in Pianella Abruzzo for

The Best Pesto, the Italian Za’atar and the secret for making guys fall in love

The Italian Za’atar Three years ago I have planted some Za’atar (Origanum syriacum) in the land we have in Italy, this is a native plant in Israel and the surrounding countries it

“Before it’s Too late”

My inspiration currently is food, I’m getting really excited about the connection between old vegetables, cereal and legumes and a way of life that is being forgotten. Like you probably

Sustainable Tourism and the “silent engine”.

Its been a little while since I had time to sit down and write, with the event of Brexit looming, and our work in conjunction with the Heartland Association in

Thinking of setting up a glamping site in Italy?

Heartland Glamping Sustainable Tourism Model Italy…. the final frontier, these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…… …Ok just joking. We have been asked over and over again about how

Sustainable Development and the Real Star Grillo

This isn’t a yurt related post – it’s about the rule of sustainable development. As you may be aware we are developing a site in the mountainous region of Abruzzo,