All I remember learning in school about waste was to look for the little arrow triangle to know if something is recyclable and to cut up the plastic rings soda cans came in so dolphins didn’t get them caught on their noses. We didn’t see what washes up on beaches after storms, we didn’t see what gets caught in grasses and other plants, and we didn’t see what people toss astray out of pure laziness and apathy. There was no stress on the true monumental scale of the waste problem, but based on our regular walks on a 2-mile stretch of beach on the relatively remote Hatteras Island 20 years later, it should have been a critical piece of our curriculum.
While most travelers worry about unexpected costs, missed trains and cancelled flights, Srin Madipalli has bigger challenges to face, like how to get into buildings and through airport security. Srin has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (or SMA), a genetic disorder that impairs movement and requires him to use a motorized wheelchair. A six-month excursion opened his eyes to how difficult it was to find information on accessible transportation and accommodations, so he’s set out to fix that with Accomable.com.
The LifeStraw water filter provided by Eartheasy is a sustainable solution for travelers, hikers, and nearly everyone without access to safe drinking water. But does it live up to the hype?
Behind the pages of the magazine, every major life event that could happen to us happened. But even on our darkest nights, little twinkling dots were connecting around us, forming a constellation leading us to where we are today even when we couldn’t see it. As we venture into 2016, we have given up on trying to decide or control what shape our constellation will take, instead kicking back with our feet in the sand and letting the stars align as they may.
During the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of where we shop and what we buy. That’s why every year we put together a list of our favorite things that match our mission of health and sustainability for people and the world we explore. This year we’ve curated 40+ products we love that are good for you, good for the planet and good for communities in need.
When Kari Gran approached Travel Well to test its cleansing oil, hydrating tonic and essential serum travel set, its eco-friendly packaging and organic ingredients persuaded me to give it a go. Find out why I loved it.
With all the zest of summer and the comfort of a hearty winter meal, lemon cilantro chicken and sun dried tomato and feta couscous has become one of our go-to meals all year long.
Even a single small step outside of my comfort zones is an adventure in itself. As I hung upside down from the silks in a move I once thought impossible, my old boundaries faded behind me and exciting unexplored territory stretched endlessly ahead.
Converting bio waste like sewage and expired food into fuel is a dirty job producing powerful clean results: renewable energy, potable water, reduced landfill waste and more.
To help you cross the finish line in any new distance up to a marathon, Travel Well has developed the ultimate running guide just for you, covering everything from selecting your event and how to stay motivated through those tough training days. With the proper resources, guidance and encouragement, running your first race goes from something overwhelming and impossible to a check mark on your to-do list.
When investing in running gear, a few key accessory pieces can eliminate the need for unnecessary purchases–or worse, injuries–down the road: socks, headwear and hydration systems.
If you look closely, you’ll see the Ocean State is a traveler’s dream and a history buff’s heaven: Its natural terrain and geography provide countless outdoor activities for vacationers and adventurers alike, its restaurant offering satisfies every foodie’s curiosity, its art scene produces and attracts top creatives, and its history of deeply-rooted dissent leaves no question that general American badassery originated here.
Nowhere has US culture and travel collided more perfectly than on the classic American road trip. With iconic pieces of the country’s history and pristine natural preservations paralleling the yellow and white lines dashing across the map, hitting the open road is not only one of the best ways to see America, it’s one of the best ways to live and breathe it. From scenic coastal byways to remote stretches between national parks, these 10 classic road trips will take you through some of the most iconic locations around the country.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is to stay adequately hydrated, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our planet is protect it from our wasteful garbage. At the intersection of the two is a simple habit: using a reusable water bottle instead of the single use plastic variety. We’re always looking for ways to help readers make the switch, so we took Clean Bottle up on their offer to test their new Tritan Square Bottle line.
While the spectators at big city fireworks shows must face seas of traffic or watch from afar, spectacular small town fireworks displays light up the sky above festivals, parades and more modest crowds in Small Town USA. To get the same explosive show with all the music and fun without the big city hassle, check out some of our favorite shows this Fourth of July.
Being mindful of the cultures and environments we travel to not only benefits the destinations we visit but also enriches our personal experiences and health, and taking small steps toward more sustainable travel can add up to make a big difference. For a great place to get started, check out this infographic from dealchecker.co.uk with 22 easy-to-implement travel practices as you prepare for your next adventure.
Allen and I had long been looking for our place: a pub or bar with good food, good beer and good people. A place around the corner where our small group of friends would gather after work without question or planning. Our own Central Perk or MacLaren’s. Little did we know the real winner wasn’t on the same block or even in the same town–it was 3600 miles away in Dublin.
Walking is one of the healthiest and most scenic travel options, and it’s cost free for our wallets and the environment. So why do we choose other options when we have the ability to walk to the next spot on our itinerary?