Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ecotourism// Kikambala Sea Safari

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 Eco-tourism doesn't have to come packaged in a brochure from the National Parks Service. Sometimes it's literally some random guys walking down the beach. And not just any ol' guys, but men who were nurtured by the beach and learned explicitly about Kenya's large coral reef in school.

While traveling in Kenya in March, I had the pleasure of hanging out at Kikambala Beach on the coast of Kenya. That's right ladies and gentlemen, I got to dip in the Indian Ocean.

Funny story, we (me and 11 friends) arrived to the villa after a smokin' hot 2-hour ride from Mombasa's airport. Anticipating the smell of sea water and sound of clashing waves, we were instead greeted with a mile stretch from our villa gate to the ocean's tide.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Traveling Internationally as a Zero Waster

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Photos by Bobby Boone

Long flights, quick layovers, time changes, poor Wifi and dead electronics; are every travelers' nightmare.

Flying internationally can be a nightmare all in itself, but imagine having to travel abroad without consuming an ounce of trash. That would have to be hard, right?

Well, luckily I have taken a couple of international trips as a zero waster, and can give you the perfect tips for trash tree travels.

Pack Snacks

Even if you eat shortly before arriving to an airport, by the time you drag your luggage across a major city,  check-in and check bags, make it through TSA hassle and walked down one of those never-ending hallways to get to your terminal; you're going to be hungry. Bring snacks.

Pack Your Zero Waste Utensils

Not sure if I needed to state the obvi, but just in case. Bring your zero waste essentials: a food container (larger size), a reusable cup, silverware, cloth napkin and reusable grocery bags.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Zero Waste Starter Pack

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Sometimes small accessories can be detrimental to the ability to implement something. For instance, Could you ski without the proper equipment? Or cook without pots and pans? No way!

Zero waste is the same way. There is no way you can be a successful zero waster if you haven't packed the right utensils.

I give you the must haves in a prioritized list. Pack wisely.

Reusable Cup

The human body requires a minimum of eight glasses of water everyday; hydration is critical. Therefore my number one zero waste essential is a reusable cup. Not only can it be used for coffee, water or a smoothie, but you could also jam some leftovers in there if necessary.

Tiffin Box Or Food Container

The no brainer, I usually pack lunch up in these things in the morning, and when I come back home later in the day, it's filled with compost scraps (apple cores, banana peels). This is also great if you grab something on-the-go. At a restaurant, I usually order my food dine-in at the bar, then wrap it up myself.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Me and 'the Fort' on CNN

I was recently featured on CNN's digital platform, "See how she lives 'zero waste' lifestyle" where I give tidbits about my zero waste life and show off my five months of trash, which fits into a 32-ounce Mason jar. I also show how zero waste shopping works, which you can also find a full article about that here.

Check me out!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Zero Waste Life// Ecotourism (VIDEO)

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There are many ways to explore a city. Some find fancy in the nightlife, others like to dwell in historical neighborhoods, but I'm always wondering 'what that nature life talm bout?!' In laymen term "Where are the ecotourist attractions?"