Travelling is one of the most enjoyable and enriching things we can do. It is also one of the most environmentally damaging things we can do.
You could say I’m a bit of a daydreamer. I have been known to walk to the shop, for example, and not even remember how I got there. Many of my hours have been spent day dreaming about living on a tropical beach and working as a Scuba Diving Instructor. Probably a common dream for a lot of people actually. But a couple of months ago, I was able to turn my dream into reality.
Have you ever purchased one of those sound cd’s? You know the ones with the birds singing and the trees rustling in the light breeze. You may have played this kind of cd to help you sleep at night or to bring some calmness to your day. Well, I’m pretty sure I’ve found the place where these sounds are recorded. And it’s in Guatemala!
I’m one of those people that’s always thinking about food. Like always. When I’m eating a meal, I’m already thinking about my next one. And sweets; I just love sweets!
I feel like I’ve taken my zero waste backpacking mission to a whole new level as I’ve just completed my first zero waste road trip. If I had to sum up the trip in a few words, I would say ‘trial and error’. But in a good way. I definitely had ups and downs, I had to improvise for a few situations and by the end of the trip, I felt like I had made a real accomplishment as I managed to keep my waste to the bare minimum.
After spending two months in San Francisco, I felt it was time to get back to nature a bit; so what better state to do that in but Oregon. I’d read great things about a small town named Eugene and decided to make my way there. And I wasn’t disappointed.
I finally made it to my first beach cleanup! I’ve been trying to attend one for so long but other commitments always got in the way. I’m glad I got to participate in a cleanup of a city beach as it was quite eye opening. Here I was thinking there wouldn’t be too much rubbish to collect as this was a beach in a fairly clean city in a first world country. How naive and wrong I was!
San Francisco has a colourful history. From its humble beginnings as the home of the Yelamu tribe to the establishment and settlement of a presidio and mission by the Spanish to the American takeover and gold rush to the thriving city it is today.
This year I was lucky enough to spend Earth Day in San Francisco where there was not only a focus on the conservation and preservation of all things Earth but also on the general disdain regarding the funding cuts to the Sciences proposed by President Trump. It was quite an experience!
I’ve been travelling for three weeks now up the Californian coast. It’s so beautiful here, the weather has been pretty good for this time of year and the people are really lovely. So many things have pleasantly surprised me and a couple of things have been a bit of a shock to the system. But that’s travelling right?!