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Zero-Waste Camping: 12 Tips for a Greener Camping Trip

Zero-Waste Camping: 12 Tips for a Greener Camping Trip

Camping is often seen as a more eco-friendly way to travel compared to a hotel or cruise. But being surrounded by nature isn’t always inherently better for the earth. Camping still creates waste, but there are ways to work toward a zero-waste camping experience. Here...
Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts

Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking for last-minute gift ideas for Dad. If your dad is anything like mine, it may be a challenge to find gifts for him. I can only give my dad so many golf balls, and I used to get him books but now he has a...
My Favorite Eco-Friendly Sneakers And Running Shoes

My Favorite Eco-Friendly Sneakers And Running Shoes

Did you know that more than 23 billion pairs of shoes are produced each year? That’s like three pairs of shoes per person in the world! Sadly, more than 300 million pairs of shoes end up in the landfill each year, and the average shoe takes 30 to 40 years to...
What is Greenwashing?

What is Greenwashing?

Being conscious about your carbon footprint and the activities you’re doing to live a more eco-friendly life are steps in the right direction. This is true for both business owners and consumers.  However, many companies, brands, and the media have started using...
7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Brands for a Brighter Future

7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Brands for a Brighter Future

Here comes the sun! Sustainability can play a part in every decision we make, from what we eat or use to how we travel and what we wear. And the shorter the product’s shelf life, the more important it is to choose an eco-friendly option that makes a minimal impact on...
My 10 Favorite Plastic-Free Athletic Clothing Brands

My 10 Favorite Plastic-Free Athletic Clothing Brands

When we think of plastic, we tend to think of toys, gadgets, and disposable items like plastic utensils. You may not realize it, but your athleisure wardrobe is likely full of plastic, too. Popular synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, rayon, and spandex all...
My Favorite Biodegradable Drinking Straws from Equo

My Favorite Biodegradable Drinking Straws from Equo

Sun’s out, buns out! It’s HOT here in California, so we’ve been enjoying some lounge chair time on the back deck. My sister Katherine is the beverage expert, and I of course bring the sustainable straws. I love Equo’s new line of 100%...
Virtual Safaris for Wildlife Lovers

Virtual Safaris for Wildlife Lovers

All Photos 2017 by Laurel Christine | Taken with Nikon CoolPix B700 | Edited Using LC x Lightroom Presets | Chiawa Safari Camp | Zambia Animals have a way of bringing us such a natural, easy type of joy. Going on safari in South Africa and Zambia was one of the most...
Relax at Home with an Eco-Friendly Spa Day

Relax at Home with an Eco-Friendly Spa Day

Want to indulge yourself at home? An eco-friendly spa day is the perfect remedy to clear your mind and treat your body and soul to a little R&R. I’ve been enjoying spending some quality time with my sister when we have spa days at home. From hair masks to...
The Best Eco-Friendly Credit Cards

The Best Eco-Friendly Credit Cards

Hello there  Money talks, as they say, and I’m a strong believer in voting with your dollars. Where you bank matters, especially since mega banks are some of the largest funders of environmentally destructive industries. Switching to a local credit union or...
My 10 Favorite Books on Sustainable Design

My 10 Favorite Books on Sustainable Design

“Humans don’t have a pollution problem, we have a design problem.” -William McDonough, author of The Upcycle and Cradle to Cradle Sustainable design is the future for consumers, creators and our environment. Without ecologically focused thinking, we...
My Favorite Plastic Free Swimwear Brands

My Favorite Plastic Free Swimwear Brands

If you’re trying to make environmentally conscious choices, the word “recycled” seems to be a sign of sustainability, right? As it turns out, it’s not always the best choice, especially when it comes to sustainable swimwear. If you buy an item that is made out of 70%...
Your Guide to Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

Your Guide to Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

May 2020 I can’t believe it’s already May! One of the upsides of sheltering in place this year is that I’m getting to enjoy time with my mother. After years of traveling and living on my own, it’s nice to be back in my childhood home with my...
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Home Office Setup

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Home Office Setup

As a blogger, designer and photographer, my office has always been wherever I happen to be in the world. Although I’m often working on the road, I always look forward to returning to my permanent home office. Designing this home office space has been essential...
Eco Friendly Yoga Essentials for a More Sustainable Practice

Eco Friendly Yoga Essentials for a More Sustainable Practice

Yogis and sustainability go hand-in-hand. How could they not, given that the art of yoga is all about restoring balance and harmony? Every session is an opportunity to reconnect with nature, and these eco-friendly yoga gear essentials can help you get more out of...
16 Ways That You Can Help Protect Birds

16 Ways That You Can Help Protect Birds

Photo by Laurel Tincher, taken with Nikon COOLPIX B700 at Kruger National Park, South Africa. Check out all my favorite travel photography gear! Did you know that about 13% of the world’s bird species are now endangered? Dozens of endangered birds haven’t...
My Favorite Supplements and Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

My Favorite Supplements and Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

When it comes to balancing our personal, professional and social lives, the constant pressures can turn us into an anxious mess. All the chaos and uncertainty in the world definitely doesn’t help.   I didn’t realize how much I’d been experiencing...
15 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Support During Quarantine

15 Sustainable Fashion Brands to Support During Quarantine

There’s not a single brand or business that isn’t feeling the financial crunch of the pandemic, especially when it comes to fashion brands. Many consumers have drastically cut back on spending and shopping, and clothing companies are feeling heavy losses as they...
My Travel Photography Gear!

My Travel Photography Gear!

People often ask me about what camera equipment I use for travel, filmmaking, fashion, and blogging. Photography and film have been two of my greatest passions since I was a kid, and I always encourage others to get into photography as well, as it’s a creative,...
Staying at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice, Italy

Staying at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice, Italy

“Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities A trip to the iconic city of Venice, Italy, deserves a stay in a hotel...
Cities of the Future, Part 2

Cities of the Future, Part 2

Last year we did a round up of some of the most interesting new cities being developed around the world. In just one year, even more new urban areas have shown up on the map. While science fiction books and films have long depicated ‘the future’ as a glass...
Aloha!

Aloha!

01.14.2020 VERY exciting news! After nearly a year of deciding where to make my new home base, everything came together perfectly to point me towards the Aloha State. Yes, I’m moving to Oahu, Hawaii! I can’t wait to share all the beautiful places I explore...
9 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler in 2020

9 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler in 2020

If one of your goals is to live more sustainably and be more eco-friendly this year, that’s fantastic! Since I just moved to Hawaii, I’m looking forward to settling into my new home and enjoying all that the islands have to offer. I’m not planning on doing...
Start Packing: 5 Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2020

Start Packing: 5 Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2020

Sustainable tourism isn’t just a trendy, tree-hugging buzzword. And it’s not just about the natural environment. Sustainability also includes the local economy, cultural and heritage sites, groups, and events. For many travelers, it’s becoming a way of life that...

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