Turns out that Van Morison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is catchy no matter what language you speak. We were several days into our homestay in Chandeni, Nepal, a few hours outside of Kathmandu. Afternoons were downtime where the kids were ever-present, enthusiastic for hikes or games. I admit, I was a little nervous – how would they […]
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3 simple ways to travel with integrity
Tourism is an environmentally high-impact endeavor. Flights, hotels, eating and drinking, etc. I am prone to feelings of guilt so I try to do something about it. Now, I’m not recommending a life lived under the mantle of guilt, but I do have some ideas about mitigation. Three simple approaches I use are to 1) offset our impact, 2) avoid plastic, and 3) pack our bags strategically/philanthropically.
Keep kids riveted and embed travel learning
This post is about creating amazing, meaningful, memorable family travel experiences and at the same time, giving your child a global and human perspective that they will draw upon for the rest of their lives. Travel learning. Beija with friends in Chandeni, Nepal. We’ll dig into my approach to making our trip what we want […]
8 ways to deepen travel connections
Do you ever feel distant from the real (insert place name here) when you are traveling? Like a tourist rather than a traveler? Deepening your travel connections to people will make all the difference. As an introvert, I often feel like I am on the outside of the action, but doing some of these things has made a huge difference. Human beings are wired to connect with one another, creating social, emotional, and even physical, well-being.
It’s not adventure travel until someone pukes
At least that’s what we all said to each other that time Beija started throwing up four hours into a six day trek in the Himalayas. Adventure is good. Too much adventure can be fun…the next day.