10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Travel

Here are my top practical tips for reducing your waste while traveling abroad or near home. I share these tips after traveling for more than 11 months in the 4 years since I've adopted a zero waste lifestyle. I've found some aspects of Zero Waste travel to be very easy in certain destinations and quite … Continue reading 10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Travel

The Beginning of Our Van Travels

I can't believe it's already been two weeks since we first left Barcelona with our van for the first time. Buying a van was a plan we've had for months. Not only because of all its obvious benefits such as the freedom to go anywhere with a home on wheels, but also because of Apolo. … Continue reading The Beginning of Our Van Travels

Coming Back Up from the Deep – on depression and getting better

Around this time last year, I was going through a very hard time. It was month 7 of traveling (plastic free) in South East Asia with Fernando, I had just finished a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation course, and was spending the next 2 weeks doing a work exchange at a place called Rainforest Camp … Continue reading Coming Back Up from the Deep – on depression and getting better

Eco Camping Adventures in Joshua Tree National Park

Here's How We Made The Trip (mostly) Zero Waste Food: I bought two types of dehydrated soups at the organic co-op which were perfect for cold weathered camping. Combined with vegetables we already had at home, beans, and rice, we were perfectly nourished for all 2 days. For breakfast we brought our favorite, oats topped … Continue reading Eco Camping Adventures in Joshua Tree National Park

Zero Waste Homemade Pinto Beans and Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

  Pinto beans and tortillas have always been a staple at my parent's home, just like most Mexican families. It'd be really hard to live without them so it's super nice they can both be made zero waste! Pinto Beans are a low-fat legume rich in iron and protein. Today I learned one cup of boiled … Continue reading Zero Waste Homemade Pinto Beans and Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

10 Reasons Why I Fell in Love with Bali Eco Stay

Last month we escaped the crowded streets and beaches of southern Bali and made our way up the central mountains to a magical place among rice terraces and coconut groves. As an "eco traveler" we'd stayed in sustainable farms, small family owned guesthouses, and even camped in national parks, but we hadn't stayed at a real … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why I Fell in Love with Bali Eco Stay

Jungle Treks, The Green Life Project, and Genting Highlands in Malaysia

Four weeks ago on a Saturday morning Fernando and I got picked up by our new friend YooYee,  she's a Malaysian journalist living in Kuala Lumpur. YooYee told us about her friend Sharley's non-profit, The Green Life Project, and how she sometimes volunteers with them, I was excited to learn about it and told her … Continue reading Jungle Treks, The Green Life Project, and Genting Highlands in Malaysia

3 Months of Travel in Asia and ZERO Disposable Water Bottles Used (without getting sick or dehydrated)

Today marks 3 months since I first arrived tired and nervous at the international airport in Bangkok. Now three months, three countries, and many adventures later I'm proud to say that I have yet to use a single disposable water bottle. YES!! This was the only plan all along, to experience South East Asia without … Continue reading 3 Months of Travel in Asia and ZERO Disposable Water Bottles Used (without getting sick or dehydrated)