word about Gaia.
some of you may know the word Gaia comes from Greek mythology.
Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth, was not quite as well
known as the most of the other gods or goddesses but certainly
not any less significant. According to Greek legend, she was
the goddess that drew the living world (earth) forth from
chaos. Now that's pretty impressive. Additionally, a British
biologist, by the name of James Lovelock while working with
NASA, coined the phrase the "Gaia Hypothesis" in
his first book, "Gaia, a new look at life on Earth."
His premise simply put is that Gaia, the earth, is a living
self-regulating, self-evolving bio-system.
myself, Philip Friedman, founder and owner of Gaia Tours in
searching for an appropriate name for my company felt that
Gaia, was a perfect fit with my own philosophy. We are committed
to providing tours that enrich and enhance the lives of the
participants. Through experiencing the natural beauty of our
planet and interacting with cultures sometimes very different
than our own there becomes an opportunity to realize our connection
to all of life. That in and of itself is transformational
and we at Gaia stand for nothing short of that.
background is both in the world of business as well as in
the areas of personal and spiritual growth. I have been in
the travel industry for over five years and am committed to
providing the highest standard of tours to my participants.