We are globetrotter, explorer, big-hearted adventurer and nomads. We are enthusiasts, contemporary witnesses and observer.

When travelling around the world we were visiting interesting countries, great cities, and saw amazing places and landscapes. We were confronted with sadness and happiness, beauty, fairness and unfairness, poverty, different cultures, diversity, and the fragility of human existence.

But we also saw a lot of polluted places and rivers; dirty beaches and bays; waste along the trail when hiking; garbage left behind on campgrounds; dead birds on beaches filled with plastic or rapped in a fisher net.

Though we thought let’s write about it and inspire people to be more responsible and respectful, to get travelers to help and speak up when seeing such things.

GREEN will be our new category.

What will we write about and post?

  1. Tips on how to travel green
  2. Create an environmental and eco friendly behaviour when travelling or when planning a trip
  3. Eco friendly hotels and campgrounds

Many travel companies, hotels; backpacker and lodges do have meanwhile a “green” and eco friendly policy that also focuses on the socio-cultural impact to their surroundings.

  1. How to support small businesses in a region, buying regional products, and buy at local markets.
  2. What to look out for and respect when out in nature or going hiking.
  3. What transport mode to chose for when planning your trip?
    Using public transportation and chose for a train rather than a plane, take your bike when you parked your camper van.
  4. Reduce energy usage and emissions
  5. Recycle you garbage and think of when using natural resource.
    Don’t waste too much water, what method of waste disposal do you use when going camping, separate and recycle your garbage.
  6. Help to clean up, speak up, remind others, and be a role model.
  7. VEGAN lifestyle

With this category we want to highlight how important it is to be responsible when it comes to our environment.

We will regularly post an advise “our ECO friendly thought”.  Therefore, it would be great to also get your thoughts on this subject and your support helping communicate this responsibility.

We can’t always write about “the great outdoors”, nature, wanderlust, hiking and camping, post great landscape photography but NOT respecting our environment.

 

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Two globetrotter, travel freaks, big-hearted adventurer and nomads. We write about our road trips with our camper van, our adventures, hikes, and city escapes. We want to explore life and discover new destinations, while connecting with interesting people. We travel with our dog and always have our cameras with us. We love cooking and slow food.

12 Comments

  1. This is an amazing idea ! I’m definitely going to check your blog and especially the ‘green’ new category! I fully agree that travelling, seeing new places and environments makes you more aware of the pollution, global warming and how animals are suffering because of our consumeristic lifestyles.

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    1. Sorry for responding so late but I was traveling and xmas season was keeping me away from our blog …
      Thanks for your motivating words.

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  2. Good on you! If you can take it in to a campsite you can take it home.

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    1. Yes … many people think that when leaving a place – a campsite – they are gone and no one will ask. out of sight of mind .

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  3. It is so sad to see how people just throw their trash anywhere with no respect for the environment. We saw throughout our recent journey across the US. It always puzzles me as to what they are thinking.

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    1. yes, and that’s why we should write about it. And maybe also talk to campground owners to do more.
      If you want you can also write a guest post on this topic.

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      1. Thank you. Yes we would be honored to write a guest post. Our recent travel out west to hike and camp allowed us to hike some awesome trails and we couldn’t get over the liter that was left behind by others. The same others hiking the trail to see the beauty were at the same time trashing it.

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      2. wow … sounds like what we often see when in the outdoors. Take pictures next time to show here on WP

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  4. Yes, we need to start acting on the 3Rs : start with reduce, because that will mean such a large footprint will be removed. Reuse and recycle is definitely helpful but reduce is definitely key!

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    1. thanks for your thoughts !! this should be a good start 🙂

      on some of the campgrounds that we visited this year we saw such a waste of resources, meaning water and energy .. was unbelievable!

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      1. That’s because we set them up with all the amenities that are ‘expected’.

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