Category Archives: Travel
When natural disasters strike while you’re traveling
It has been a few days since the Taal Volcano in the Luzon island of the Philippines erupted after years of unrest. Since January 12, the immediate vicinity of the country’s second most active volcano remains in a state of calamity as they deal with the aftermath of ashfall that reached as far as the […]
Creature comforts: Traveling far is not the only way to go on vacation
The hustle and bustle of the daily grind might burn you out, so it’s a good idea to take a break every once in a while. You need to go on a vacation, but you also want to skip the hassle of booking flights and accommodations and creating itineraries. If that sounds like you, you […]
It goes hand in hand: Is the zero-waste lifestyle necessarily sustainable?
What is zero-waste? Zero-waste is a lifestyle solution to one of the major problems in the world: massive waste that pollutes and destroys the environment. The goal is to create zero or next to absolutely no waste within the household and at the personal level. This means consumption without anything extra to throw away—no plastic […]
Local potential: Why you should support local
Supporting local is becoming a trend all across the globe–and for good reason! Beyond the Insta-worthy mason jars, rustic found-object furniture, and handcrafted finds is a budding empire built on positive support. Supporting local means helping build personal relationships, local communities, and the local economy.
The buzz works: Word of mouth recommendations matter
Would you stick to a review you just read off a random website over a recommendation from a friend? Probably not. Word of mouth recommendations matter because they are genuine and authentic, based on real experiences and willingness to share. People generally leave reviews online because of negative experiences, to bring an establishment down. It’s […]
Trip vs. journey: The better way to travel
The good and the bad Taking a trip lets you create micro-memories—short remembrances that might suffice for some. It’s quick, and it doesn’t take up most of your time so you can focus on other day-to-day tasks. A shorter period of time means spending a lot of energy, from taking an Uber everywhere you go […]
Unethical destinations: To go or not to go?
When you plan a journey to an unfamiliar place, you learn about the wonders of its culture, the things that make it beautiful, and also the problems its people encounter even before you go. A simple search online can easily turn up hundreds of reasons to visit—or not to visit—any destination. What do you do […]