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Where to Go to Feel Good

As we strive to become more conscious travelers, we have many choices to make. One of the most essential being which destination to visit in the first place? Thankfully, help is at hand.

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The Best Ways to Approach Voluntourism

“Voluntourism” is considered the fastest growing trend in travel, but only 55% of nonprofits measure their overall impact. So, how can we be sure we’re enacting positive change?

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My Odyssey — Octavio Barrera

We asked designer Octavio Barrera to create a work inspired by walking near his home base—the Canary Islands—in whatever medium he chose. Here’s what he designed.

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Slow Travel: How to Make Your Journey Matter

Writer Sophia Macpherson gives her take on what “slow travel” really means and how you can incorporate it into your travel behavior.

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The Good Traveler

The good traveler is a considerate and respectful traveler who moves with the lightest of steps possible and equips both mind and body for their journeys. Here’s a mental packing list that we intend to keep working on, as best we can, one step at a time...

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A Guide to Traveling When You’re Queer

Author Amelia Abraham shares her advice on how to navigate the balance between staying safe, respecting the other culture, and having fun.

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Directions Magazine — Travel Stripped Bare

Travel author and avid wayfarer Jini Reddy walks us through the impact and significance of walking and reminds us just how empowering, inclusive, and inspiring it can be.

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The Design Diaries — Fernando Laposse

London-based Mexican designer Fernando Laposse transforms humble natural materials into refined design pieces while making an enchanting case for biological biodiversity, empowering local communities, and most of all respecting nature.

Nature’s Kiss From Basium

Making no distinction between what one puts in or on the body, Constanze Saemann’s organic, vegan, and cruelty-free brand of skincare and natural perfumery Basium is gaining a steady following, including us. We had a brief chat with her on sustaining her path to sustainability.

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Biodynamic Vineyards Breaking New Ground

What is biodynamic wine? In short, vines that are farmed and wine that is made with low intervention and minimal additions or chemicals, allowing natural processes to do the heavy lifting. It’s funky, diverse and more often than not, delicious.

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Evguenia and Fabrice Ivara

By promoting French culture and by shining a bright light on the local Marapu way of life, Evguenia and Fabrice Ivara are leading the way in Sumba.

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Going Local in the Swiss Alps

This winter, the newly revamped Cervo Mountain Resort looks to the future where long-standing tradition meets the spirit of discovery of the modern nomad.

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How to travel in 2021

2020 will long be remembered as the year our collective pace slowed. And while that’s brought with it a set of unforeseen challenges, the stillness has also allowed for new depths of reflection.

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Essentials of the Promadic Traveler

From tech devices to apparel, luggage to accessories, these sustainable, future-forward items are tailor-made for this emerging demographic of travelers.