Conscious Travel


We can make a huge difference when we spend our tourism money on ethical experiences.

Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Vietnam

I fell for it.  10 years ago in Thailand.  They convinced me that the elephants were ok.  They convinced me that we were supporting a safe place for them.  They convinced me that they were different – they were the ethical place in town.  They said, “Elephant rides don’t hurt the elephant.  They’re big and […]

Hiking in Indiana Dunes National Park

Oh that view.  When you’re inside a forest and feel like you’ve entered a different world…  Do you know what I’m talking about?  This picture captured it for me –  the place I escape to in almost all guided meditations.  I grew up hiking in Indiana,

See Bison at Kankakee Sands Nature Conservancy Indiana

I think that I’ve successfully made it a habit now to look for a nonprofit or sanctuary to visit every time we travel. It turns out coming home to Indiana has a ton of awesome options!  Kankakee Sands being one of them. My mom had heard of a nature reserve that has bison, just north […]

Disney Cruise Gluten Free and Vegan

Have you been debating a Disney cruise, but wondering if you’ll survive with your gluten free and vegan diet restrictions?  If you have Celiac Disease, eat vegan, or gluten free, or both, I think you’ll be blown away by the options.  And the personalized service.

Let’s Learn about Whales Together

The current state of whale conservation is complex, and it involves people and animals in all parts of the world.  This page is home to specific articles

Saving Elephants with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

I’m always looking for ways to CONNECT YOU MORE with the animals we help.  I know that you’re busy, and it’s not often that you get to go behind the scenes and see how your shirt makes a difference.