Sustainability

20 Tips for Sustainable Travel

20 Tips for Sustainable Travel

Sustainability is a subject popping up in travel discussions with high frequency these days. In my experience, “sustainable travel” can be kind of an overwhelming, yet simultaneously limited term. ┬áJust existing seems to be unsustainable. Sustainable travel is not just about eliminating plastic and flying […]

Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

The last stop in Thailand for Marie and I was a really special one. Elephants have long been one of my favorite animals and I really wanted to see them when I was in Thailand. That being said, I was very aware of their exploitation […]

How Accessible Is Malaysia?

How Accessible Is Malaysia?

Of the places I visited in Southeast Asia, Malaysia was one where I experienced the most intense culture shock. This was likely intensified by factors like illness and jetlag, which are not directly related to Malaysia. None the less, after reflection I identified a few […]

Green Singapore: A City for the Eco-Conscious

Green Singapore: A City for the Eco-Conscious

In March, I got to spend five days in “greens Singapore” with Marie and I fell in love with the place. One of the things I most appreciated about the city was that they make a noticeable effort to protect our planet and create a […]

Fair Trade: What’s it got to do with travel?

Fair Trade: What’s it got to do with travel?

At the start of college, I began volunteering at a gift shop called Global Gifts, which is a Fair Trade store selling items from artisans around the world. This was a formative experience over the four years I helped there, exposing me to art and […]

My Favorite Black Leggings: Girlfriend Collective

My Favorite Black Leggings: Girlfriend Collective

For most of the past six years I have been wearing black leggings on a near daily basis. My regular uniform is compromise of mostly black items for a variety of reasons I will get into later, but suffice it to say I am an […]