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Suitcase Six IMG_7942 Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Adventure

Sustainable Travel and Responsible Tourism: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Adventure

The tourism industry is constantly evolving and new trends always emerging as more people take to exploring the world every year. Sustainable travel and responsible tourism are two of the many terms to enter the travel lexicon in recent years. Given the environmental issues our […]

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Slow Travel: What it Is and Why You Should Try It

Slow travel – are you familiar with it? I hadn’t heard of this concept until the past year or so when I started meeting people who worked remotely or traveled for a living. (Yes, those people do exist, making a living off of sharing their […]

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Mongolia Travel: What To Pack For Mongolia

After a 9 day tour in Mongolia through the Central and Gobi region, I developed a serious list of things I wish I’d brought, things I’m thankful I had, and things I didn’t need to have stuffed in my bag. This tour was totally unlike […]

Suitcase Six IMG_6135 An Eco-Friendly Packing List for Sustainable Travel

An Eco-Friendly Packing List for Sustainable Travel

Traveling sustainably can be difficult, especially on longer journeys. Without the comforts of home at your disposal, taking steps to be eco-friendly on the road requires a little extra planning and effort. Fortunately, it’s not impossible! I’ve created an eco-friendly packing list with the items […]

Suitcase Six Host-meal Costs of Travel in Scandinavia: What I Spent in 3 Weeks

Costs of Travel in Scandinavia: What I Spent in 3 Weeks

Scandinavia is known for being one of the most expensive regions in the world. The three weeks I spent in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark did not do much to dispel this notion for me, personally. To give you an idea of the costs of travel […]

Suitcase Six  How to Prepare for Your First Ever Long-Term Travel Experience

How to Prepare for Your First Ever Long-Term Travel Experience

If you haven’t heard, I’m getting ready for a long-term travel experience in about three weeks! My trip will bring me around the world in 180 days, mostly via train. When I had the opportunity to share this guest post with you about how to […]

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Girlfriend Collective Travel Leggings

For most of the past four years I have been wearing my black, Girlfriend Collective travel leggings on a near daily basis. (No, they’re not “officially” travel leggings, but I’ve decided they are a staple in my travel gear and will refer to them as […]

Suitcase Six BW-MONKEY 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 an overwhelming, yet simultaneously limited term.  Just existing seems to be unsustainable. Sustainable travel is not just about eliminating plastic and flying less. It also […]

Suitcase Six white-temple-3-color 6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

Last year, (2017) I spent three weeks backpacking Asia with one of the other Suitcase Six ladies. Marie and I had an unforgettable time exploring Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong together. As I reflect on our adventures, I realize we made quite a few […]

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6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium

Amsterdam is not an inexpensive city, and Belgium didn’t do my wallet many favors either.  To be fair, I didn’t make a huge effort to pinch pennies but checking my bank account on the tail end of the trip was a bit jarring. Reflecting on […]