Solo Travel 101

To travel alone, what does this mean? To some, it might be frightening, uncertain, perhaps even impossible. To others, to me, it is pure freedom. There is an exhilaration, as if your soul is awakened and your arms are outstretched, embracing a world different from your own.  Whether you're traveling some place new and foreign, …

Day 6 Road Trip-TShirt Series: Clothing for a Cause

For a full description of this series, please click here. DAY 6: Free the Bears Free the Bears is a rehabilitation center with rescue centers peppered throughout Southeast Asia. The mission is to rescue bears from exploitation (like circuses) and abuse (like bear bile farms), rehabilitate them, and release them back into the wild. Free …

World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day! Our oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, produce most of the oxygen we breathe (did you know that?!), feed millions of people, and are a source of livelihoods, recreation, and inspiration. What do you do when you're on or near the ocean? By keeping these wild places healthy, we can …

Day 3 Road Trip-TShirt Series: Clothing for a Cause

For full description of this tshirt blogging series, please visit this page. DAY 3: Elephant Valley Project The Elephant Valley Project (EVP) is an elephant sanctuary based out of Mondulkiri, Cambodia, roughly a seven-hour bus ride east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. EVP works to rescue captive elephants from exploitation and labor throughout Cambodia. The …

Stop Sucking

Did you know the United States uses 500 million plastic straws every day? And like most garbage, many straws end up in our oceans, floating aimlessly, never to biodegrade. It's estimated that by 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Is that the kind of world we want to live in? …