Make a Difference:
When choosing experiences

Grizzly Bear & Wolf Sanctuary in Yellowstone

Headed to Yellowstone and want to see grizzly bears?  How about a wolf sanctuary?  Worried about seeing these animals ethically? We’re always on the lookout for ethical sanctuaries and rescues to visit when we travel.

Senda Monteverde Costa Rica Ecotourism

Senda Monteverde Costa Rica is an absolutely beautiful resort nestled into the side of the mountains of Costa Rica’s cloud forest.  If you’re imagining yourself staying inside of a cloud forest and thinking, “Wow, that would be unreal…”

Ecotourism and Conscious Travel

I love to travel.  It’s been a part of my life since I was little.  My parents loved exploring random new routes to my grandparents’ houses.  We drove all over the US, and visited state and national parks constantly.  When I went off to college, I joined study abroad and was fascinated by living in

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.