Nature Traveler’s 10 Best Organic Beauty Products

Looking good the natural way isn’t as hard as you might think. I’ve wanted to write about the organic/vegan beauty products I love for a long time. Some I’ve used for years and others I just started recently, but they’re all working for me. There was a time when I never applied sunscreen soaking upContinue reading “Nature Traveler’s 10 Best Organic Beauty Products”

From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016

The year 2015 was quite eventful to say the least. I got married on the island of Crete and spent 14 amazing days of our honeymoon exploring Greece. I moved to New Jersey, the one state where I thought I’d never live. I spent three-fourths of the year planning the Greek wedding and Long IslandContinue reading “From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016”

15 New Year’s Resolutions I Won’t Make

It’s easy to come up with resolutions for the new year, but let’s face it: nobody ever sticks to them, even the most dedicated individual. Here are fifteen ways I will not try to change my life as soon as the clock hits midnight on January 1st. Because we all know that the more rulesContinue reading “15 New Year’s Resolutions I Won’t Make”

My Big Fat Greek Honeymoon

For over a decade, I dreamed about Greece, but I didn’t want to go to this romantic destination alone. Like all good things, I had to wait for the right person and the right time. It happened in the Fall of 2015, when I married the most wonderful guy on the beautiful island of CreteContinue reading “My Big Fat Greek Honeymoon”

“Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win

No one expects a newlywed to bring a book entitled Annihilation on her honeymoon, but that’s exactly what I did. Sitting on the cobblestone wall outside my cliffside suite in Santorini, protected from the sun with a newly purchased wide brim hat, I soaked up this novel. Every single wonderful word of it. What wasContinue reading ““Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win”

12 Things Allison Argo Learned from Filming THE LAST PIG

For more than 20 years, Allison Argo has worked on the front lines fighting for the just treatment of endangered and abused animals. She has produced, directed, written, and often narrated films, broadcast by PBS and National Geographic, reaching audiences worldwide. THE LAST PIG, releasing next Spring, continues Argo’s mission to speak out for thoseContinue reading “12 Things Allison Argo Learned from Filming THE LAST PIG”

Open Letter to Walter Palmer, Murderer of Cecil the Lion

Dear Walter, I didn’t know who Cecil was until his beautiful, majestic face appeared all over the Internet following the callous and sadistic manner by which you ended his precious life in Zimbabwe. My heart was broken. This beloved lion was simply living among his pride when you lured him out of the sanctuary, shotContinue reading “Open Letter to Walter Palmer, Murderer of Cecil the Lion”

Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

The central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the smallest, yet most bio-diverse, national park in the country: Manuel Antonio National Park. I was both excited and eager to explore the magical rainforests when traveling alone in the Central America for the first time. After a short cab ride from my hotel CostaContinue reading “Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve”

12 Wacky Facts About Sydney

After spending ten drought-ridden days in Queensland, I was excited for a change of scenery in Sydney. It poured non-stop for four days in the city I imagined to be sunny. Regardless, I bused and walked everywhere, savoring the iconic sights of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, traipsing through trendy neighborhoods like The RocksContinue reading “12 Wacky Facts About Sydney”

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Ride Elephants

There was a time when I dreamed of going on an elephant safari in Nepal. I imagined sitting atop a gentle giant, gliding through a dense forest searching for wildlife. I photographed elephants in all their decorated grandeur when I came upon them begging on the outskirts of Delhi. I added Thailand’s elephant festival toContinue reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Never Ride Elephants”