Category: Travel

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

I have long since considered myself an outdoorsman. From hiking to hunting, I have at different times engaged in all of that. But living in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, I often have to be contented with short hikes up surrounding hills and the occasional visits to the streams or fountains in the suburbs. At the end...

This Couple Quit Their Corporate Jobs To (Consciously) Travel the World: “The Less You Spend, The More Experiences You’ll Have…”

This Couple Quit Their Corporate Jobs To (Consciously) Travel the World: “The Less You Spend, The More Experiences You’ll Have…”

Manila, Philippines: Back in 2001, a new TV show aired on the travel channel here that changed the landscape of how I viewed traveling forever. The TV program originally called Lonely Planet later changed to Globe Trekker, featured different travelers trekking across the world (my favorite was Ian Wright), each toeing the line between tourism...

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Xavier Anglaret, Université de Bordeaux; Chris Wymant, University of Oxford, and Kévin Jean, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM). The world is warming and ecosystems are dying. To avoid disastrous climatic change, massive reductions in CO2 emissions are required in all sectors, reaching net-zero...

Cultural Insights and Sustainable Lifestyle Lessons From Berlin

Cultural Insights and Sustainable Lifestyle Lessons From Berlin

Berlin. A magical city renowned for its ‘cool’ underground status, painful modern history, artistic creative inhabitants and hectic techno nightlife. Like so many before me, I moved here from Australia last spring, looking to experience cultural differences and adventure. There’s been many things that living as an expat has taught me, for example ‘How many...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Travel Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, Hip Packs and Waist Belt Bags

As we start to plan for a big year ahead for Eco Warrior Princess which includes travelling interstate and overseas for business (and a little pleasure), I’m in search of an eco-friendly travel bum bag. The fact that I’m vegan and have been for the last two years makes it that much more difficult, particularly...

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Work and School Backpacks and Rucksacks

The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Eco-Friendly Work and School Backpacks and Rucksacks

You’re here because you’re looking to beat the back to school rush and want to get super organised for the year ahead. Whether you’re after a stylish backpack for work or college, or a school bag for your kid(s), here is a comprehensive list of ethical and eco-friendly backpacks for school and work that we...

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Meet The Aussie Climate Activists Embarking on a 2-Year Journey in a Solar-Powered 100% Electric Campervan

Disclaimer: These two are typical Aussie larrikins so expect a lot of Australian humour, and some offensive language. Joel Gregory Hayes and Keegan Taccori are currently embarking on a two-year adventure aptly named Route Del Sol. This two-person team are the first to drive a solar powered, 100% electric camper van from Alaska to Argentina. Keegan...

The Japanese Concept of ‘Mottainai’ Teaches Valuable Lessons on Slow Fashion and Waste Avoidance

The Japanese Concept of ‘Mottainai’ Teaches Valuable Lessons on Slow Fashion and Waste Avoidance

For years, I’ve been obsessed with traditional and modern Japanese textiles. When I finally travelled to Japan, I realised why; Japanese textiles have a deep culture of minimalism, connection, and no waste. The ancient term ‘Mottainai’, linked to Buddhist philosophy, means too good to waste. This term has been rooted into the history of beautifully handcrafted...