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How to Travel the Earth Without Leaving a Mark on the Earth

How to Travel the Earth Without Leaving a Mark on the Earth

Eco-tourism is a big business. But in order to have a truly carbon-neutral trip, you have to consider more than simply which green hotel or resort to stay at. Irina Vishnevskaya, founder and CEO of Alle Travel, gives her advice on how to see the world without leaving a mark on the Earth (or your...
  • Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

    Sustainable New Orleans: Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Cultural History, Art, and Music for the Thoughtful Visitor

      New Orleans is unlike any other city I’ve ever visited. The word “fecund” comes to mind. New Orleans was built on a swamp – it’s tropical, hot, humid air and French influence gives it an air of a jubilant island colony wedged into the conservative foreign country that is the South. The porches of...
    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Weekend Reading: The Debate Over Conscious Consumerism Rages On

    Hi readers! I've had a crazy past couple of weeks. Here I am talking on Canadian radio about conscious consumerism! (Quick listen.) And here I am talking on a Dallas NPR show about conscious consumerism! (Long listen.) And a vlogger (who I know and respect!) did a response video to my article on conscious consumerism,...
    Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

    Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

    Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island’s sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
    22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    22 Must-Haves for Eco-Friendly Travel

    Planning your next trip? Here are some suggestions to make your travel more eco-friendly. Most of these are simple sustainable switches which allow you (and me) to adjust items we all eagerly engage with to a kinder, greener option which is better for you, the planet and her inhabitants, so we might enjoy your journey...
    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I’ve sorted it into different “clients,” which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under “personal.” It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...
    Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I’m leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. Above is what I’m packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Skip the "Aztec print" fast fashion. Tulum's fashion ethos is one of artisan design: cotton textiles in natural colors, woven rattan, and vegetable-tanned leather.