plastic water bottle in vietnam

One of the most common questions that I get is how I avoid using single-use plastic water bottles while traveling. And, oh boy, do I have a story. Or Ten. See, I fancied myself a responsible traveler when I first set out to live as a nomad. I mean, I reused plastic water bottles …

Shopping for holiday gifts was a little more difficult for me this year. You see, I am trying to avoid purchasing products wrapped in needless or worse redundant plastic, and I’m trying to utilize companies that are environmentally conscious. I did find a few green gifts to meet my goal – enough to hang …

Mad Cool Festival

Madrid’s love affair with the late-night: You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up at 2:00 in the afternoon 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 doesn’t wrap up until close to …

Elephant Nature Park

The van pulled up to the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai and disgorged six sweaty strangers. Not one of us had any idea what to expect from a night spent in an elephant sanctuary, or that in just 24 hours we would leave the park forever changed – and forever friends. …

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