Following an Icelandic tradition, I decided to give books as gifts this holiday season. Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood” in English, is the tradition of gathering with family, giving/unwrapping books on Christmas Eve, and reading into the night. I also wanted to support a BIPOC-owned small business, so I am giving gift cards to Bliss,Continue reading “2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Favorite Books”
And yes, it includes a list of my favorite Bollywood films
I am lucky to have two amazing rescue dogs to spend my life with and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Indu, a mixed-breed pup rescued from a puppy mill, is a blue-eyed, blond-haired beauty with a mind of her own. I adopted her when she was just eight weeks old from the NorthContinue reading “Life Lessons from Indu and Andy”
I’ve decided to share vegan recipes I’ve been collecting over the years in a blog post. Feel free to add your fave recipes in the comments and/or spread the love for awesome vegan bloggers and authors.
Here are a few tips and links to help us all get through these uncertain times.
All the major publications are putting out lists of recommended places to visit next year and I figured Nature Traveler should also join in the fun. I’ve had an incredible year, visiting six new countries and checking off more states in my quest to get to all 50. Some recent highlights include Mississippi river cruising onContinue reading “My Nature-Inspired Travel Wish List”
I am sure by now you’ve all see the heartwarming picture of the late President George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully lying next to his casket. Washington Post reported that Sully is a two year old service dog from the Guide Dog Foundation’s VetDogs Program, which provides trained dogs to veterans in need. These dogsContinue reading “Sully H.W. Bush, America’s VetDog from the Prison Puppy Program”
The tide has finally turned and there are now more opportunities than ever to participate in sustainable and responsible tourism. Cruise lines, hotels, and tour operators are beginning to ban plastic straws to protect marine life, and companies like Intrepid Travel started offering vegan food adventures. Many argue that flying is bad for the environment, butContinue reading “10 Eco-Friendly Products for Your Next Vacation”
Dear Iceland, I know you are loved by many, and rightfully so. You are beyond beautiful, with all your natural splendor and opportunities for mere mortals to experience your otherworldly wonders. It has been two weeks since I returned, and I cannot stop thinking about you. I close my eyes and envision driving along theContinue reading “To Iceland With Love”
First of all, fireworks are illegal. In case you didn’t know that. They are illegal because you are not professionals trained to handle them. You are especially not equipped to set off bottle rockets after a few bottles of beer. Second, you live in a neighborhood with other houses, busy roads, sidewalks. You aren’t inContinue reading “An Open Letter to Those Who Are Hell Bent on Celebrating July 4th with Illegal Fireworks”