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What I, a Traveling Sustainable Blogger, Eats In a Typical Day

What I, a Traveling Sustainable Blogger, Eats In a Typical Day

In an age where we influencers only present the most sparkly, beautiful, manicured version of ourselves, I thought it would be useful to show the whole, messy, human me. I don’t write about organic and farm-to-table food as much as I write about fashion or travel. (Only because there are so many incredible food bloggers...
  • The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Kitchen Countertop Options

    The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Kitchen Countertop Options

    When I was renovating my apartment, I wanted to make everything as eco-friendly as possible. In the kitchen, I chose cabinets with non-toxic finishes, but I wasn’t sure how to choose sustainable countertops. I was pretty stressed out, so I decided to just get a remnant, the leftover from a piece of stone that had...
    Weekend Reading: Don't Feel so Guilty About Eating Avocadoes

    Weekend Reading: Don’t Feel so Guilty About Eating Avocadoes

    Hey Readers, The Zero Waste movement is going through a reckoning right now, but it’s a good one. There are hundreds of Zero Waste bloggers and Instagrammers out there that are looking around and say, “Hey, maybe not everyone can do this zero waste thing. Maybe we need to look at why people create waste and...
    Where to Get Organic and Farm-to-Table Food in Oaxaca

    Where to Get Organic and Farm-to-Table Food in Oaxaca

    Oaxaca has a well-deserved reputation among foodies for its rich food heritage. We personally have a friend who carted home from Oaxaca several liters of mole — the famous savory chocolate sauce — right in her suitcase. Still, if you’re the kind of person who usually grabs an organic smoothie from your local cafe at...
    The Best Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Shopping in Mexico City

    The Best Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Shopping in Mexico City

    When a sustainable fashion journalist arrives to Mexico City, you’d better bet she will have her eyes peeled for some artisan-made goodies. No, Mexico City is not Berlin or Stockholm, two cities overflowing with modern sustainable fashion. But with Mexico’s rich fashion history–ponchos, serapes, weavings, gold jewelry, fantastic quetzal headdresses–you know you’ll be able to...
    Why Using #Gypset Is Inappropriate, Offensive, and Even a Little Racist

    Why Using #Gypset Is Inappropriate, Offensive, and Even a Little Racist

    A couple weeks ago, I hashtagged a boho-style travel picture on Instagram with #gypset, thinking it connotated a bohemian travel vibe. Emilie of the blog Maine Ethics reached out to explain to me the history of the racial slur g*psy, and why I should consider not ever using it.
    Review: If You Visit Tulum, You Can't Miss This Tour of the Sian Ka'an Bio Reserve

    Review: If You Visit Tulum, You Can’t Miss This Tour of the Sian Ka’an Bio Reserve

    You might think the only thing to do in Tulum is party and drink cocktails on the beach. But you absolutely cannot leave Quintana Roo without seeing the second longest barrier reef in the world in the Sian Ka'an bioreserve. Here's the best way to visit.
    The Best Sustainable and Artisan Shops and Fashion in Granada, Nicaragua

    The Best Sustainable and Artisan Shops and Fashion in Granada, Nicaragua

    From street artisans to community-impact boutiques, here are the best places to shop ethically and sustainably in Granada, Nicaragua!