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
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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.
Plastic Free July is a social movement to challenge ourselves to be more environmentally responsible by cutting out single use plastic.
It's a fun exercise to bring awareness at how much single use plastic we use every day, and think about where it goes.
You'll find yourself being more mindful and creative in your daily life
We're all about helping the planet, and using reusable water bottles and reducing plastic is part of that mission. Here are some key reasons why using a reusable water bottle is great for you and the environment: