Fernando and I spent about half of our travel time volunteering, a little over 4 months total! Volunteering was something I wanted to do even before I started my trip. I wanted to spend time on organic and permacutlure farms to learn hands on what I had learned mostly in theory in a permaculture design course … Continue reading 6 Volunteer Projects in Southeast Asia
It's done! My eight month trip around South East Asia has come to an end and I'm back home in sunny San Diego, California. As most of you know I was traveling "Plastic-Free", more specifically, disposable plastic-free. I went to great efforts to refuse disposable plastics whenever possible and I was quite successful! (If you're … Continue reading Eight Months of Plastic Trash
I did an interview with the wonderful ladies at The Wanderlust Women as part of their Wander Women Series! I talk about my plastic free travels, living zero waste back home in California, and the challenges I face with this lifestyle. Check it out here!
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
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
Avoiding disposable plastics back home in California had become a part of my life. I knew where to buy my favorite food like oatmeal, pasta, and fruit without plastic, as well as personal care items like soap and coconut oil. Asking for "no straw" at a restaurant was easy enough because the server and I spoke the … Continue reading How to Travel Without Using Disposable Plastics
When we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, a large, modern city, I wondered "are there any zero waste things happening here?". It was mostly for self interest, I was in desperate need for some plastic-free supplies and wanted to see if anyone here could point me in the right direction. So one day I googled "zero waste Kuala Lumpur" … Continue reading Zero Waste Day in Kuala Lumpur