Sharing our journey + stories about Nature, Adventure, Travel, and Community. If you're an adventurer and want to contribute, give us a shout!
Let’s start things off with a small bit of advice. Start using your travel journal before your trip.
Seriously, you’ll realise how important it is, when you are looking back at your adventures, to record even the slightest bit of planning to ensure that your trips have meaning and purpose.
Before all the memories and ticket stubs begin to flood the pages of your journal, make a list of things you want to see, food you want to try, or dedicate a page to language phrases you can use on the daily.
Fresh out of university after four years studying ecology, zoology and conservation genetics, I was well and truly ready for an adventure.
I wanted to book a plane ticket, pack my bags and head out the door as soon as possible.
But two things were stopping me. Firstly, money. Spending four years studying doesn’t mean you’re exactly raking in the cash. Secondly, when I got back and started looking for jobs, what would an employer think of a recent lengthy, self-indulgent holiday?
Then a solution came to me:
Why not combine some adventurous traveling with work experience?
In THE POWER OF MYTH by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers (1988), Campbell states that “Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States.”
“The President in Washington sends word he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?”
- Chief Seattle
We have women's tees now woohoo!
We've had men's/unisex tees for awhile now but were waiting to find the right material and fit for quality women's tees.
We tested, prototyped, and now have available super comfy form fitting women's tees
They're made out of Supima Cotton - a premium cotton grown in the US that's known for increased strength and softness.
Medium thickness is soft enough to be comfy and give structure, while not being too heavy or too thin.
Kristine, our official women's tees tester (and IG manager) says:
In our quest to make the best leggings and yoga pants, we polled our customers and team to see what people are looking for in a great pair of leggings:
We've got you covered on all of these!
We make leggings from recycled plastic bottles turned into super comfortable, high performance active wear...
Probably one of my favorite quotes out there, especially as it relates to my philosophy on environmental issues, is attributed to a cultural anthropologist named Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Since I first heard it years ago, I’ve rattled it off more than a few times to more than a few people...
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
This is something I choose to live by. When I step out of the everyday world I find a fulfillment within myself.
Going into nature and being surrounded by the wisdom of the trees, the beauty of the grasses, the inspiration of the mountains, and the warmth of the sun I can feel the subtle peace enter my body, mind, and spirit.
With both the zero waste movement and self care taking off recently, it's no surprise that they share a following, or that in this time where people are changing the way they treat both the planet and themselves that they've gained popularity so quickly.
Soon I will be embarking on a somewhat spontaneous and loosely planned two and a half week trip to Japan, where we’re spending a week skiing in the beautiful Niseko and another 12 days touring the bustling cities of Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka and Kyoto.
Guess I'm 10 days late haha this year is flyin already, too much exciting stuff goin on!
Starting the year at 350,000+ trees planted means half a million is in our sights... well we're shooting for that 1,000,000 tree mark but either way there's gona be a lot of tree planting going on this year!
We have new gear already in production, and ideas are flowing strong lately.