In which we discuss:
- The relaunch of The Size of Connecticut, CT food trends, and all the things Johnna can’t eat.
- What is an island, even? And why we love (or don’t love) the islands in our region.
- Are influencers (and uninformed tourists) ruining everything?
In this episode, Kerri and Johnna talk about Connecticut food trends and the foods Connecticut does well, and how all that relates to Johnna’s decision to start writing about food. We also discuss the nearby islands we have (and have not) visited, and what is it that makes islands so special in general. Finally, we get into the destruction of natural resources by over-eager Instagrammers, the related geotagging controversy, and the beauty of finding less popular outdoor spaces to explore.
Here are the links we referred to in this episode:
Going/Steady Ep. 9, in which we talk about Connecticut Wine.
Instagrammers and the Canadian sunflower field.
Instagrammers and the California daffodil field.
Instagrammers and the super-bloom.
OnPoint episode featuring on Jackson Hole, WY’s “tag responsibly” campaign.
Barcelona’s tourist-control efforts.
The famous lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, which Halifax politely implores you to visit in the off season.
Why you should keep geotagging via Melanin Base Camp.
The Palau Tourism Pledge.
To find more off-the-beaten-path spots to experience Connecticut’s natural beauty, we recommend Real Hartford and TSOC (of course), as well as the state of Connecticut’s outdoor recreation page and our friend Steve’s list of CTMQ Hikes.
Note: This podcast may contain occasional curse-words. Use the earbuds at work or around the kiddos.
Music: “Below the Waves” by Keshco