How To Travel Eco-Consciously

As an environmentalist, it might sound counterintuitive to get on a plane which significantly pollutes our environment. But for some of us, traveling comes with the job we have, or it's the only way to see our distant family members, or we simply love exploring new places (guilty). While flying makes me feel a tad … Continue reading How To Travel Eco-Consciously

A Guide To Zero Waste Periods (Say Goodbye to Expensive Tampons)

Ladies and gentlemen... that's right, men should be aware of the menstrual cycle too. I mean periods are the reason we're all here in the first place so shouldn't we all know how they work? I am over the moon to be able to share with you a straightforward guide to having a zero waste … Continue reading A Guide To Zero Waste Periods (Say Goodbye to Expensive Tampons)

“It’s Just One Straw” – Said 7 Billion People

Convenience and a fast-paced lifestyle are themes of modern day society that have always been happening in the background of my life – It’s not until a few years ago that this background has made it’s way to the forefront, and I’ll tell you why – Everything each one of us does has an effect … Continue reading “It’s Just One Straw” – Said 7 Billion People

Eco-Friendly Life Hacks

When it comes to making your life a little greener, you might be helping more than just mama earth. Here are some ways to keep the earth clean while improving your health and saving money? Yes! BYOB - No, not your own beer, bottle! You can fill up on beverages wherever you go, whether you're … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Life Hacks

Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

The idea of packing up your bags, loading up the car with your best friend and heading Southwest sounds like a dream, until you realize you need to make cooking, bathing, sleeping and all other human necessities happen out of a Kia Sedona. Before leaving on our 3 month adventure, we did a lot of … Continue reading Van-life: Finding Comfort in Discomfort

Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?

Well, it turns out many people in Nicaragua eat sea turtles and their eggs even though it is illegal, there isn't much regulation. At first it was really devastating to hear as an environmental education volunteer, and while it's still devastating, I understand that eating sea turtle eggs is a tradition that has been passed … Continue reading Sea Turtles… Friends or Food?

Living in Nicaragua as A Peace Corps Volunteer

Young girls and boys dressed in traditional Nicaraguan clothes of all colors, marching, music, dancing and a whole lot of pride for this charming country. This is the atmosphere on September 14th during Nicaragua's Independence Day and September 15th during the Independence day of all of Central America. Weeks before the holidays you can hear … Continue reading Living in Nicaragua as A Peace Corps Volunteer

Joining the Peace Corps

It was not too long ago I was day dreaming in one of my last college classes about what Nicaragua was going to feel like, what kind of weather I would experience, what kind of people I would meet. Fast forward a couple of months, I’ve graduated college and have also just landed in Managua, … Continue reading Joining the Peace Corps

Leaving For The Peace Corps

This is the day I leave for Peace Corps, nerves and adrenaline are doing their thing. Mom, Dad and I get up 4 hours early to pack any last minute items and I am already dreading the goodbye, the forceful growing up that entails my two years service abroad. My family and my friends are … Continue reading Leaving For The Peace Corps

Packing for Peace Corps (While Saving the Earth)

The time is fast approaching! A month countdown begins today, before I leave the USA to serve in the Peace Corps for two whole years!!(yes, I’ll be nearing age 24 by the time I get back, crazy, I know) Where am I going you wonder? Nicaragua, where i’ll be teaching environmental education to primary school … Continue reading Packing for Peace Corps (While Saving the Earth)