Monthly Archives: January 2018

Environmental Travel – 5 Ways To Leave A Smaller Footprint

Environmental Travel - 5 Ways To Leave A Smaller Footprint “Give a hoot - don't pollute! Lend a hand - care for the land!"” - Woodsy Owl Environmental Travel Environmental degradation is a serious global problem that cannot be ignored, especially when we travel. Although basic environmental awareness and protection may seem like afterthoughts in a western economy, they are enlightened by developing-world standards. Below are some socially conscious travel tips to help lighten your environmental footprint wherever you may be. Despite the tent card, straws are [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:35:02-07:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waxing Spiritual – Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

 Waxing Spiritual - Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” - The Buddha Rebirth and Suffering Life sucks. This is an underlying principle of Buddhism. We are reincarnated in an endless cycle of death and rebirth (samsara) in which we suffer (dukkha) until we become enlightened (nirvana). For anyone interested in Eastern religions, few countries offer greater access to exploring Buddhism than Thailand, where 95% of the population practices Theravada Buddhism. Often, when most people think of Thailand, they [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:36:17-07:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Asia|Tags: , |0 Comments

Balancing Act – A Stable Lifestyle In An Unstable World

Finding Equilibrium - A Balanced Lifestyle In An Unstable World “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein The World Within Ourselves In 1982, a film was released that defied conventional cinema. There was no plot, no characters and no dialogue, with only a visual narrative. “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance” described a world where nature, humanity and technology are at odds against each other, with no clear winner – only losers. Nearly four decades later, not much has changed. If anything, [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:42:07-07:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Feature, Perspective|Tags: , |0 Comments

Socially Conscious Travel – Ideas For Responsible Tourism

Socially Conscious Travel – Ideas For Responsible Tourism “For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” - Baba Dioum Selfish Desires Travel is a selfish endeavor. Few people, if any, travel for the exclusive benefit of others. But, selfish travel isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The growth travelers experience traveling can apply to a more complete perspective on the world, which might not otherwise exist. Travel can have a positive impact on both [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:53:34-07:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Feature, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? – Slow Travel With No Time To Lose

Shall We Go, You And I, While We Can? - Slow Travel With No Time To Lose “We will leave this place an empty stone Or shining ball of blue we can call our home.” - Grateful Dead The Future’s Here, We Are It, We Are On Our Own We have been put on notice – and it isn’t the first time. In 1992, The Union of Concerned Scientists – a collection of 1700 scientists from 71 countries, including the majority of Nobel Laureates – issued its first warning. It cautioned [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:43:58-07:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Conservation, Feature|Tags: , |0 Comments