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 […]
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 […]
I’m truly so excited to be sharing this interview with you all, featuring Kay from the Awkward Traveller. She’s a west coast girl currently based in Portland sharing her global adventures on her blog that she fits in when she isn’t working twelve hour shifts. I’ve been a fan of Kay’s for a while and […]
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, […]
What is a staycation? When I got back to Indiana in January, I knew I’d be here for a while so I started planning some travel themed staycation ideas. If you’re new to the term, a staycation is basically when you curate a vacation in your own city, or in this post, without leaving your […]
6 inspirational women in travel to celebrate on International Women’s Day. Caution: this post will make you want to drop what you’re doing and plan a trip.
When you travel half way across the globe you don’t typically expect to run into people from your hometown. But I met Alexandria in Kampala, Uganda where she is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer after she’d heard my partner and I were from Indiana – our shared hometown. Small world, and getting smaller all […]
My 2020 travel resolutions: what I want to achieve, where I know I’m going, and the unknown travel plans that are sure to come.
2020 is almost here, which means it’s time to reflect on my travel goals I set in January and see how I did! Last year, I set 19 goals for myself related to travel. I ended up meeting 11 of the 19. Many of these misses are due to my partner getting a job in Uganda […]
Morocco was not a place that was on my radar for long before I planned a trip. When a close friend said he needed a vacation, we started exploring flights and found reasonable tickets to Casablanca, and it suddenly became a contender. When a colleague of Dylan’s recommended a tour guide he personally used on […]