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Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

Hey readers, this week has been a whirlwind! My story for Quartz on the predatory multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe, purveyor of cheaply-made, polyester leggings, went viral, racking up over 800,000 readers. I didn’t go into how terrible they must be for the environment in the story, because, well, obviously. And also, it is long enough as...
  • How to Use Solar Power at a Music Festival: 2 Products I Love

    How to Use Solar Power at a Music Festival: 2 Products I Love

    If you're going to a music festival that involves camping, you're still going to need light. And let's face it, you'll also want to charge your phone. Some festivals provide power, but usually through generators, which are loud and really bring home the fact that you're using fossil fuels. Instead, there are two accessories that...
    Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Do you like capsule wardrobes, sustainability, minimalism, spa time, and some beautiful people watching? You’re reading this, so I’m going to go with, yes. Then you will be obsessed with a certain Scandinavian city, Stockholm. Stockholm is everything the modern conscious traveler could want out of a city. In fact, it’s hard to visit and not be...
    Why Does This Spiritual Peruvian Retreat Cost More Than $3,800?

    Why Does This Spiritual Peruvian Retreat Cost More Than $3,800?

    If you're drawn to crystals and drink tea every day, if you've participated in a ceremony or love sound baths, if you've attended a "shamanic" workshop or bought Fair Trade fashion, this retreat is the next step.
    Monsoon Season in Kerala, India

    Monsoon Season in Kerala, India

    I shook out my umbrella, dropped it on the floor, and plopped myself down at a table. The rain drummed on the tin roof with force, as if it were trying to tell me something and I wasn’t listening. I had the entire cafe to myself, save for the few employees sitting together in the back....
    Join Me on This Indigenous Peruvian Spiritual Retreat, July 28 - August 4

    Join Me on This Indigenous Peruvian Spiritual Retreat, July 28 – August 4

    Put on by Reviveolution, a collective of conscious leaders, native wisdom-keepers, and creative pioneers committed to a socially and ecologically sustainable world, this trip in the Sacred Valley of Peru goes deep into authentic indigenous Peruvian culture, including meeting native baby alpaca weavers, daily yoga, a coca reading, massage, ceremonies, organic meals, and a visit...
    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

    Your Perfect Packing List for The Dominican Republic

      The Dominican Republic offers everything: luxury resorts, sports, and nature hikes. This packing list is for the traveler headed to the North Coast, where you can go whale watching, have a nice locally sourced dinner, hit the beach, go horseback riding, and go on a yoga retreat, al within a few days. (Read up on my...
    The Dominican Republic's North Coast Is an Eco-Friendly Dream

    The Dominican Republic’s North Coast Is an Eco-Friendly Dream

    Perhaps it was as I sipped on a mojito using a miracle berry and mint sourced from a hydroponic garden about 100 feet away after trying out some aerial circus tricks. Or maybe it was listening to the mournful calls of a lovesick humpback whale piped up to me from under the boat. In any...