20 Things You Can Do To Become A More Sustainable Traveler

Improve the positive impact of your travels with these 20 easy tips! 1. Don’t buy ivory souvenirs. 2. Turn off the water while shaving or shampooing. 3. Seek out unique destinations. 4. Eat less meat and more vegetables. 5. Ride rented bikes. 6. Choose a “green hotel” or eco lodge that uses alternative energy sources, … More 20 Things You Can Do To Become A More Sustainable Traveler

Life Update

For awhile we were doing so good with posting a weekly update and we totally dropped the ball, so to make up for lost posts here goes one major life update all at once: “What are you guys doing now?” is the constant question people have been asking us since we’ve been back from Rwanda. … More Life Update

Cool and Quirky Places To Stay In Portland Oregon

The Jupiter Hotel Retro Chic This boutique hotel is a converted mid-century motor inn. Famous for it’s unique artwork in each room. There are two sides of the Jupiter; one next to the chic-rustic Doug Fir Bar for people who want to stay out late and experience Portland’s night life, or the other, more quite … More Cool and Quirky Places To Stay In Portland Oregon

Harmful Practices Tourists Should Never Support

While traveling you are often faced with whether or not to accept customs that are in conflict with your own beliefs. While this is hard to figure out, there are some traditional practices that sustainable travelers should never support. Buying Products Made From Ivory Buying souvenirs is often a highlight of any trip and some … More Harmful Practices Tourists Should Never Support

Reverse Culture Shock

After 35 hours of travel, we made it safely to Oregon! It’s spring time here and everyone is talking about the weather warming up but we’re freezing cold. We’re staying with my parents in Dallas, they have a beautiful property that is so peaceful; making this huge adjustment easier for us. We’ve been back in … More Reverse Culture Shock