The beautiful city of Alexandria sits right along the Mediterranean Sea. The gorgeous views, cool(ish) breeze, fresh seafood (for the non-veggie people), swimming and sailing opportunities set the city apart from the rest of the Egypt. A stroll down the corniche (with plenty of stops for delicious food and drinks) lets you make the most of your time by the sea. While I didn’t get out on the water in Alexandria, I had plenty of opportunities later in my trip. In fact, being on the water in Egypt inspired me to take up a new hobby. #thisglobalcitizen
Any ideas what my new hobby could be? Is this how you pictured Egypt?
Happy International Day of Peace 🕊️
Join @hihostels @hiusa tonight for Peace Postcard Parties located at various US-based hostels. Say hello to our @impacttravelalliance reps in #LA , #SF , and #DC !
It is estimated that close to 40 billion individual plastic utensils , are produced each year, and with such low rates of reuse and recycling, most of them end up in our landfills, beaches and oceans !
Let’s refuse it if you can’t reuse it ! 🌊🌱🌍
Credit 📷 @grumpyturtledesign
I think we all know the drill, but let's say it loud one more time .5 basic things we have to keep in mind while traveling next to any beautiful destination.
1. I have to carry a water bottle from home and try and not buy any single use plastic bottles.
2. Remember to use tiffin boxes and newspapers to pack the lunch for a hike. Avoid the usage of polythenes
3. Reduse the waste in our favorite places by keeping our garbage in our pockets and not leave back as tiny as a toffee wrapper if possible.
4. Eating locally can help increase the business for small owners and remember 1 maggi at the top of a hill means increasing 1 packet of plastic waste.
5. Drinking alcohol can be done responsibily too you know. Like by not leaving behind the bottles and glasses after consuming.
Small changes in our travel habits can actually feel very nice and be at the best advantage for both environment and the local population of a area. If we love something, shouldn't we also take the responsibility for that love ? Don't our favorite destinations deserve a little better?
Happy travelling fam :) #travelwithmissguideyou#travelresponsibly#sustainabletravel#redusewaste#plasticfree#traveltribe#india#incredibleindia#localtravel#tripotocommunity#travel#smallbusiness#smallgrouptours#grouptours#weekendgetaway#weekendtours#lonelyplanetindia
Some people travelling to Russia want to try Russian vodka and they can easily do it on our Vodka tour in Moscow, but what needs attention also is Russian Craft Beer.🍺⠀
During Irkutsk city tour you will have a chance to try Russian Craft Beer in a local bar where you can find around 300 specialties of author’s beer. In Russia, there is a number of small private breweries, which brew beer with their individual technology. Each brewer does not just brew beer according to his own recipe, which he developed over the years, and sometimes for centuries, but also add a piece of his soul in every bottle, which is impossible in industrial brewing.🙂
#KindHotel @terranearesort is a leader in #sustainability . Alongside @healthebay, they participated in #CoastalCleanUpDay + collected 25.2 pounds of trash...mostly made up of tiny Styrofoam pieces. In #LA County, 12,500+ volunteers picked up more than 37K lbs. of trash! ♻️ Learn more about Terranea’s sustainability efforts and exclusive hotel rates offered over at KindTraveler.com. 💚 #TravelKindly#WorldOceansDay
PLAZA CISNEROS, MEDELLIN ☀️
aka Parque de la Luz (park of light) this space in the centre of downtown Medellin is home to 300 GIGANTIC LIGHT POLES sprouting out of the ground up to 24 meters high 👆
Constructed back in 2005 it is seen as being one of the most instrumental projects aimed at bringing locals back into this previously NO-GO AREA of the city and it is often credited with igniting the subsequent rejuvenation of the city ❤🇨🇴 If you are in Medellin you should definitely go check it out 👀
📸 by OWR friend, cousin and ambassador @myworldinpixels_ 👌
Happy Friday gang!
We’re dreaming of those warm summer afternoons!
Here is the whole brush team on their holiday to Camber Sands earlier in the year!
Did you know each of our 4 pack brushes has a different shape on the bottom to help identify who’s who!
Available online now!
We have no clue when we actually started dating. So, happy 8-ish (I think we’re close to the right day) years of putting up with me, Benny. 🖤 All I know is, no matter what the official count is, it’s not enough.
📷: goes to @kayynelss for being that friend always with her camera 💕
I arrived in Canada almost 3 weeks ago and it’s just amazing to think of all the people I’ve met and the things I’ve seen. I traveled through New Brunswick, volunteered at an arts-center for a few days in Wolfville and traveled through Nova Scotia. Yesterday I arrived on Prins Edward Island. I can’t believe how fast time is going by and I’m already getting ready for my last 3-cities on the east coast of Canada. This side of Canada has definitely stolen my heart, the people are just the nicest, warm and welcoming. The nature is so green, wild and diverse and all cities are so different, it felt like I was in a different country every time. I’m going to enjoy these days in quiet Charlottetown and surroundings before heading into the bustling cities! 🌈
Traveling is awesome, there's no doubt about it. But as with anything, we have to make sure we do it responsibly. Unfortunately, lots of popular travel destinations were not made for large amounts of people to travel there- so they're struggling with things like dealing with trash and having no available jobs for locals. ⠀
Giving your business to a region's locals instead of foreign corporations is very important to traveling sustainably. Our special edition Ethical Adventurer medallion is a way to donate towards advocating for responsible tourism as proceeds go to @planeterra_foundation
“Why don’t you rent a car?” We hear this question almost everywhere we travel and the honest answer is: we prefer #publictransportation > It’s cheaper and always more insightful to #localculture .
In #nicaragua we learned that more people - plus, luggage and chickens - can fit into (and, on the roof of) an old schoolbus than you ever could imagine. In #grenada we listened to local reggae blasting decibels while every single body on the bus swayed to the beat. In #albania , every time the bus got up to full speed, we slowed again for a smoke or coffee stop. These moments, for us, are the magic of #travel > those moments you always remember. .
Yesterday, we once again chose the #localbus option to travel from #amman to #jerash &, I know, this is another #travelexperience we will always remember. Buses here don’t run on “schedules.” It’s more simple and practical. When a bus fills up with passengers and every seat, then some, is occupied, then the bus leaves. On frequent routes like the 1-hour trip to Jerash, famed for it’s exquisitely-preserved #romanruins , buses fill quickly. From driver to passengers, everyone greeted us - and, our confusion about when we would depart - with good humor and big smiles. While waiting, a few people engaged us in English and welcomed us to their country. The drive was beautiful with gorgeous views (like this one) as we traveled north. When we hopped off the bus near the ruins, I looked back to see many of the locals waiving us goodbye. It was a beautiful experience > all for 1 JD (Jordanian dollar, commonly called “jay-dee”), the equivalence of $1.40 US. .
Stories and pics of #jerashruins#unescosite coming soon. #whatanadventure#wearegrateful#travelers .
#travelsecrets#traveltips#immersivetravel#smartertravel#lonelyplanet#happytraveler 🌍 #sustainabletravel#beintrepid#sharemyjordan#visitjordan 🇯🇴
Do you do anything about your travel CO2s? Are you confused by the millions of climate change statements?
This is what you should keep in mind when you travel: ✈ return long-haul= 👨👩👦👦 CO2 in the Philippines/year
🏖 weekend away = 🧔 CO2 in Bangladesh/year
Travel can be your single largest source of CO2 emissions at an individual level.
If you still want to take the plane and do something about your emissions here is a simple rule of thumb to follow. Compensate your emissions with Ocean and Forest conservation projects. These are the only resources we have on Earth today to capture and store CO2, plus they provide us with many other virtually free benefits!
Avoid all other forms of carbon off-sets. They simply channel your money to initiatives aiming to make industries and infrastructure “cleaner”, such as putting filters on incineration plants, giving cookers to energy-deprived populations and making buildings more energy efficient. In a nutshell, your money will help other people and organisations emit less, but it will not compensate your emissions. And very often these projects have other sources of financing, such as public funds, venture capital, NGOs and donations.
Took the besties to @henry_doorly_zoo for their first time last weekend to share a piece of my childhood with them and decided the next animal I want is a lemur. Or an otter. Or a Pygmy goat. Really, I just want all the animals. 🦓🐡🦑🦍🐐🐖🦎🐧🐺🦊