Inclusive & Regenerative Heritage Tourism

Journey Towards Healthy & Vibrant Destination Communities!



Let’s transform the tourism industry, and do tourism in a way that contributes to culturally vibrant, inclusive, regenerative and resilient destination communities.

I’m Corinna Moebius, Ph.D., and I show you how your tourism practices, policies and initiatives can make a positive difference for local residents and other stakeholders, and not just travelers.

Tourism for People, Place & Planet

If you want your tourism initiative to contribute to healthy, sustainable and ideally regenerative communities, I am here for you as your thought partner, teacher and advisor. I offer guidance on tourism practices, principles, partnerships, and policies, tailored to local tourism providers, destination communities, and changemakers.

You’ll be working with a nationally recognized practitioner/expert on equitable and regenerative tourism, a seasoned tourism professional, and an experienced consultant on creative and inclusive stakeholder engagement in placemaking and urban planning. I’m also a cultural anthropologist-geographer who studies how tourism, placemaking, and public memory-making contribute to popular ideas about race, ethnicity and other social categories.

While I prefer to teach through in-person, place-based experiences, especially in Miami’s Little Havana heritage district; I also offer virtual tours. My specialty tours and critical inquiry walks offer concrete examples of inclusive and regenerative heritage tourism principles.

Eager for a journey into this transformative movement for change? Dive into my services or reach out to spark a conversation today!

Core Elements of My Approach to Inclusive & Regenerative Tourism:

Healthy Little Havana

Health & Vitality of Local Communities

Communities are increasingly speaking out against overtourism, gentrification, ecological impacts, and more. Regenerative tourism approaches prioritize the needs of the host community and benefits for residents and the environment.

World Cafe

Meaningful & Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement

Engage community members in creative, welcoming and impactful ways, incorporating arts, critical inquiry walks and other methods as part of your process. Consider  more-than-humans, eco-systems, climate and geography in your decision-making processes.

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Reduce Racial & Other Inequalities

What role can tourism play in healing? Reducing disparity gaps? Changing mindsets? Unfortunately, tourism past and present has contributed significantly to racial and other inequalities. For tourism to be sustainable or regenerative, it needs to finally address these inequalities.

Viernes Culturales

Place Storytelling Without Single Stories

Destination storytelling can build awareness and understanding — but it can also perpetuate “single stories” that have far-reaching ripple effects. Learn how to avoid the tropes of single stories and share stories in creative and powerful ways, building on real-world examples.


The experience & expertise I bring to this work & why I care so deeply about the work that I do.


Tourism audits, collaborative & field projects, and inclusive stakeholder engagement.


 Virtual & place-based courses, trainings, workshops & critical inquiry walks.


My own and others’ insights on place stories, memory-making, placemaking & regenerative tourism.

What People Are Saying …

"You rocked! Everyone loved it."

Your knowledge is deep, critical, nuanced and embodied! You synthesized subjective embodied feeling with critical history as part of a deep learning experience. Thank you again for making this class and the world a little better.

Sallie Hughes
Associate Professor, Dean for Global Engagement, University of Miami

"Corinna sees the forest and each tree at the same time. She can communicate complex material in a form that everyone understands: via word, image, sound, motion, and silence.

She has a deep, intuitive sense about different learning styles, interpersonal reactions to group activities, and creating space for individual co-learning and expression.”

Anthony Olivieri
FHEED (Food for Health, the Environment, Economy & Democracy)

"This was by far one of the best tours I have ever been on."

Although I have been familiar with Calle Ocho and Little Havana for a couple decades, Corinna was able to provide a great deal of new information that would be available only to a resident and someone who lived with the local culture daily.

She did so in a way that was not only interesting and vivacious, but was able to explain things to participants at a variety of different levels.

Tina Bucavalas
Director of Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.
(former Director of the Florida Folklife Program of the Florida Department of State)

"Magical and life-changing."

Pura Vida, Peace & Light!

Jai Thando Stephens
Fellow, Sustain the Culture

"Corinna draws on a bevy of experience across nature, business, academia, culture, arts, and the human spirit."

Ruth Young

Corinna Moebius, Ph.D.

Equally trained as a cultural anthropologist and a cultural geographer, TerraViva Journeys founder Dr. Moebius has devoted her life to studying intersections between place, race, storytelling, tourism and public memory-making, with a special focus on narratives told about and at tourism destinations.


In addition to experience working as a tour guide, consultant and guest lecturer for some of the leading travel companies in the world, she has also spent years as a consultant in urban planning and placemaking, focused on equitable processes for stakeholder engagement, and is a longtime civic leader.


Devoted to helping communities become more inclusive and sustainable, she has worked with nonprofits, foundations, city agencies and Mayor’s offices on initiatives to build equity, local economies, and sustainable practices.


She is also internationally known for her expertise on Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Co-author of a “people’s history” of the neighborhood (A History of Little Havana), she has recently finished the manuscript for a second book focused on the local-global history and racial politics behind the making of its famous Calle Ocho heritage district.

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