Estimates suggest that the travel sector accounts for approximately 8% of carbon emissions — a number that is expected to grow by about 4% every year. Airplanes are notorious polluters, and hotels use gallons and gallons of water for guest rooms, pools, laundry, and landscaping. And while travelers have plenty of opportunities to make sustainable … Continue reading Can Travel Really Be Eco Friendly?
Compared to countries like Costa Rica and Mexico, Guatemala flies under the radar when it comes to Latin American travel. Perhaps it’s due to safety concerns (with common sense, the country is safe to travel to) or the fact that there just isn’t as much information out there about Guatemalan travel — but whatever the … Continue reading The Best of Guatemala
If you want to get to know a country, try its street food. Not to be confused with fast food, street food is the food of the people — it’s what locals seek out for lunch or grab for a quick dinner on the way home from a long day. Street food is often synonymous … Continue reading Colombian Street Foods You Have to Try
If you’re looking for fresh, local food, you could head to your nearest farmer’s market — or you could step into your own backyard. The cost savings that come from growing your own food are attractive to some people, but the biggest benefits come from having the freshest, most flavorful produce right at your doorstep. … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Food
Whether you call it trekking or hiking and whether you prefer day trips or multi-day expeditions, there’s no doubt that South America offers some of the most stunning trails in the world. And while Peru’s Inca Trail and the W Trek in Torres del Paine are some of the most renowned, they’re far from the … Continue reading Beautiful South American Hikes (That Aren’t the Inca Trail)
It’s easy to think that eating healthy means eating ‘good for you’ foods. But as much as it’s about what you put into your body, it’s also about how you do it. Consider the last meal you had. More than likely, it was consumed while catching up on emails, at your desk working, or watching … Continue reading Conscious Eating: What It Is and How It Can Benefit You