Sustainable luxury tourism? Norwegian tour operator, Up Norway shows how it can be done

Sustainable luxury tourism can sound like an oxymoron at first listen. After all, luxury is synonymous to excess, opulence, richness – in travel and in daily life it can sometimes be synonymous to waste, or overindulgence. But Norwegian tour operator Up Norway, and their CEO Torunn Tronsvagg, would push back on that notion. They believe […]

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How Global Health Jobs Offer Unique Travel Opportunities: A Woman of the Week Interview

Mountains in Philippines from global health worker Kat on her travels

When you hear the words “lab manager” you probably think of high school science class. You’d sometimes be right, but then again, it’s Kat’s work as lab manager and medical monitor for clinical research studies that led her to Uganda, where I got to spend a few weeks with her in Kampala last fall. Outside […]

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Meet the Owner: Behind the Ecuador-Inspired, Eco-Luxe Collections of NINAKURU

By now you all probably know I consider sustainable fashion and consumption an integral part of sustainable travel, and I’m constantly on the lookout for eco-friendly and ethical brands. It’s no surprise then that I was thrilled to come across the brand NINAKURU who exemplifies all of the business practices I look for; sustainable materials, […]

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How Brands like NINAKURU are Leading the Fashion Revolution (+NINAKURU Bag Review)

I’m constantly on the lookout for ethical brands and products that are sustainably sourced, especially right now as we’re entering Fashion Revolution Week. Fashion Revolution Week is about calling for a revolution in the fashion industry, away from fast fashion at the expense of the planet and workers, and toward sustainable manufacturing and ethical business. […]

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