Feeding elephants at an ethical elephant sanctuary

If you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all things wild, don’t ride an elephant in Thailand, or anywhere. Note: …

eco-friendly travel products

These eco-friendly travel products will change your life for the better. Why, you ask? Because once you start using these green products, you will never go back. Now that’s something to dance about! Incorporating these sustainable items into your everyday life will not only change your world for the better; it will change the …

Cannon Beach at Sunrise

I am putting together this little video for an Earth Day spent social distancing during COVID-19. The Prayer called “Earth, Teach Me” feels pretty on point as the planet seems to demand a breather. Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones …

You probably already have the ingredients for this easy-to-make breakfast cereal from the stash of goods already in your pantry. The best news is that this cereal is as healthy as it is delicious – and sustainable too! I always loved it when my mom made this breakfast because she managed to make a …

Water bottle litter in Vietnam

I get it. When you’re at home you avoid using plastic water bottles, more or less. You reuse your plastic water bottles multiple times when you do buy them, and you recycle those bottles when they get too old. When you travel, you even collect all of your recyclable materials and plastic products and …

Mad Cool Festival laughter

You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up in your Madrid hotel room at 2:00 in the afternoon with your pillow covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest, and it doesn’t wrap up …