Tag: animal tourism

Suitcase Six dunes One Week in Mongolia: A Sunpath Tour Adventure

One Week in Mongolia: A Sunpath Tour Adventure

I joined a Sunpath Mongolia tour for an 9-day, 8-night adventure through Central Mongolia and the Gobi region this September which was an adventure of a lifetime. Joined by three other travelers in my van, and several other tour groups along portions of the journey, […]

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 Greta-7 Woman of the Week: Greta

Woman of the Week: Greta

Since I started this Woman of the Week series, I’ve learned from so many traveling women who hold amazing jobs that allow (or cause) them to travel. When I saw Greta share a bit about her work online I immediately asked if she’d let me interview her. It’s […]

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 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 sting-ray The Suitcase Six Singapore Itinerary

The Suitcase Six Singapore Itinerary

Marie and I went to Southeast Asia for three weeks in March, and because Marie is a talented photographer, we have incredible shots to document the trip. I’ve already shared an itinerary showing how long we were in each city (Suitcase Six in Southeast Asia: […]