Sustainability

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 […]

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

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 […]

Suitcase Six Whale-Shark Ethical Travel Mistakes: 5 Things We Wouldn't Do Again and Their Responsible Alternatives

Ethical Travel Mistakes: 5 Things We Wouldn’t Do Again and Their Responsible Alternatives

All travelers would like to think our trips are harmless, that tourism is an industry void of ethical issues. Unfortunately, the reality is often quite the opposite. Many aspects of the tourism industry leave the places we visit in worse shape than we left them, whether the impact […]

Suitcase Six  5 Reasons Why Seattle Should be on Your Bucket List

5 Reasons Why Seattle Should be on Your Bucket List

Sometimes overshadowed by more famed West Coast destinations like San Francisco and Los Angeles, Seattle brings a distinct and refreshing “Pacific North” factor to the West. And what does that mean? It means cooler temperatures, snow-capped peaks, clear cool lakes, an endless list of outdoor […]

Suitcase Six  8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

Celebrating our Magnificent Planet on Earth Day     Earth Day is a day for to reflect on and appreciate our beautiful planet. But nowadays, so many of us are worried about our environment that on Earth Day, we recommit to looking for ways to […]

Suitcase Six LEGGINGS1 Girlfriend Collective Travel Leggings

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 ELEPHANT-1 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 […]

Suitcase Six plant-wall 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 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 sustainable […]

Suitcase Six leaves 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. Volunteering was a formative experience over the four years I helped there. It exposed me to art […]