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Why I Love That Hawaii Is So Expensive (No, Really!)

Why I Love That Hawaii Is So Expensive (No, Really!)

At first, I was frustrated by the high price of everything on Hawaii. In fact, I almost felt dumb for visiting. Basic resort rooms at $300 a night. Paying an extra $350 on top of the $700 plane tickets for one Economy Comfort seat (and sitting separately from him in a cheaper seat) just so...
  • The 10 Best Sustainable Restaurants in Kauai, Hawaii

    The 10 Best Sustainable Restaurants in Kauai, Hawaii

    With Kauai being an island, it's more important than even on the mainland to think about how your food choices affect the environment. Questions to ask yourself and the restaurant: Is any of the food grown locally? Is the fish responsibly caught? And is it respectful of traditional Hawaiian food customs? 
    Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

    Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

    Hi readers! First things first, I’m co-hosting a workshop with Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste, on how to increase your readership. Kathryn will share how she went from 0 to 3 million readers in just 2.5 years, while being featured on CNN, Refinery29, Fox News, and The Guardian. She’ll be joined by me, President and co-founder of Ethical Writers & Creatives, and freelance journalist...
    The Perfect Packing List for Winter in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

    The Perfect Packing List for Winter in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

      When I was packing for our year-long trip, I packed with the mistaken idea that all of Mexico is warm all year round. After all, it’s south of the U.S.! It has beaches with palm trees, rainforest, and desert with cactii. A tropical paradise, right? Wrong. While Mexico doesn’t get as cold as, say,...
    4 Reasons Why Sustainable Brands Should Beware of Traditional PR Firms

    4 Reasons Why Sustainable Brands Should Beware of Traditional PR Firms

    The realm of “sustainability” is one that publicists want to dive into… and capitalize on. But they might find themselves in hot water, though, with journalists, eco-bloggers and their own clients. Here’s why.
    I'm Trying These 3 Strategies for Nailing My 2018 Resolutions

    I’m Trying These 3 Strategies for Nailing My 2018 Resolutions

    This time last year, I wrote about how I was focusing on affirmations instead of resolutions for 2017. I want to revisit what I said last year – always helpful! – and update it with two juicy new strategies  for 2018. 
    Eco Fashion Myths, Tulum, Wedding Dresses, Sunscreen, and Fur: Your Favorite EcoCult Stories of 2017

    Eco Fashion Myths, Tulum, Wedding Dresses, Sunscreen, and Fur: Your Favorite EcoCult Stories of 2017

    With the New Year fast approaching, I decided to take a look back at what I wrote for 2017, and see what you loved. Obviously, I want to give you more of what you’re craving! There were some themes… Y’all love roundups. Of course, because if you’re shopping for a bathing suit or wedding dress,...
    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Hi readers! I’m writing this post in Mexico City. So far, we’ve found this town to be super cosmopolitan, full of expats, and art, incredible food, parks, and shops selling whatever you wish. We’re off to the Pacific Coast for a few days next week, then San Miguel de Allende, back here, Oaxaca, and Tulum. If...