I've been using a menstrual cup for over 2 years now, and for the most part, I really love it! I don't make trash, I save money, it's convenient, and it's less toxic for my body. So it's no surprise that's what I used for my travels. I want to share my experiences on traveling/backpacking/volunteering with a … Continue reading Traveling with a Period Cup
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
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