Trees for Emissions

One of my first-ever blog posts was on Less Offsets and what they are doing to help combat the CO2 emissions from air travel. As the demand for more environmentally responsible travel increases, more airlines and travel companies are stepping up to do their part in the fight against climate change. In late 2019, low-costContinue reading “Trees for Emissions”

Product Roundup: Sustainable Luggage

Picking the perfect bag for your trip is tough! There are so many out there to choose from, and they can be hella’ expensive! So what’s the intrepid traveler to do? When buying luggage, there is much to consider: Size and carrying capacity Weight of the bag when empty Ease of moving and carrying PriceContinue reading “Product Roundup: Sustainable Luggage”

Voluntourism: Helping or Hurting?

If you are reading this blog then it probably means you are at least somewhat interested in protecting the planet and making a difference in the world. This is a good thing! The biggest detriment to our planet right now is people not caring and by consequence not minding their actions or actively trying toContinue reading “Voluntourism: Helping or Hurting?”

Product Power: Toothpaste

Everyone brushes their teeth (well… we hope they do). This means that everyone needs toothpaste. Typically, we buy large tubes of it once every few months. When travelling, particularly by air, we usually opt for the small, travel-sized tubes that won’t get nabbed by airport security. The big problem with all of this? The plastic!Continue reading “Product Power: Toothpaste”

How-To Pack Sustainably

We all love travelling and going on trips, but packing for a trip can be a real pain. Trying to do-so sustainably adds another layer of thought and planning that is an even bigger challenge. Thankfully, there are several resources out there to help us, ethically-minded travel junkies! Below I have linked two videos forContinue reading “How-To Pack Sustainably”

The 12 Days of Blogsmas

As a PR student at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on Seneca Media’s podcast about The Ethical Traveler. It was such a pleasure to talk travel and sustainability, have a listen and be sure to check out the other bloggers they interviewed as well!

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care, TCB! Why am I quoting a 1960s Arethra Franklin hit? Because respect is (or at least should be) at the core of everything we do – especially when traveling. Now, when I talk about respect, I of course mean respect for other people, but that’s not where it ends. Respect when traveling inContinue reading “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”

Lessen the Impact of Your Next Flight

If you’re reading this blog, it’s because you are a traveller: you love to get out and explore our world. What sets you apart from the rest, however, is your desire to travel in a way that improves the lives of the people living in the places you visit and has a positive impact onContinue reading “Lessen the Impact of Your Next Flight”

The Mamirauá Institute

The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is one of the most important ecosystems on our planet. Sometimes called the lungs of the planet, the rainforest cleans the air of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, and other toxins, and provides a huge portion of the oxygen we need to live. It produces life-giving precipitation across the globe andContinue reading “The Mamirauá Institute”

Product Power: Shampoo Bars

Let’s talk hair for a minute. Washing your hair while traveling can be difficult for so many reasons: Shampoo is hard to pack. Shampoos in other countries are different and the bottles are in a different language. Water in other countries can be very different from what you’re used to at home. Shampoo bottles areContinue reading “Product Power: Shampoo Bars”

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