Why the AirAsia Asean Pass is Perfect for a First Time Visitor

Planning to travel to Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia? Read Why AirAsia Asean Pass is Perfect for a First Time Visitor to SEA. #explore #wanderlust

Last year, during a craving for adventure, I hopped on a flight to Singapore knowing jackshit about SEA. I had added it to my bucket list years ago and completely forgotten about it. Until (there’s always an until 😉) my parter in crime asked me to meet up with her during her world travels. Generally, my protocol is to wing it when I get there. but since I only speak English and a decent amount… View Full Post

How to Protect Yourself from Greenwashing

Want to protect the environment without compromising your adventures? Read why #greenwashing is Public Enemy Number One.

If you’re traveling to a destination, you probably care at least a tiny bit about it, right? You make the effort to memorize some key phrases, look up where the locals hang, and try to behave while you’re there. You might even take it a step further by taking time find an eco-friendly hotel that supports the local ecology and economy. You book ahead of time, excited beyond relief. When you arrive, you notice an… View Full Post

Ecotourism in Bali (P.S. it involves coffee!)

Ever heard of kopi #luwak? One of the most expensive coffees in the world is made in Bali- you'll never guess how! #explore

  Maybe you’ve heard of the world-famous Kopi Luwak from Bali. Selling at $100-$600 USD per pound, you might wonder, “What could be so damn special about it?” First, you have to meet the civet. The civet is a small, furry, nocturnal mammal that roams Southeast Asia. I had the chance to hang out with a few while visiting the Luwak plantations in Bali, and I must say, they are quite feisty animals. Supposedly, they… View Full Post

Ecotourism, Agrotourism, Voluntourism, and Greenwashing : the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Want to be a responsible traveler but don't know how? Let's go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of sustainable tourism. #travel #explore

  You’re 22 years old. You were born and raised in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Your father doesn’t work. The war, the one you don’t really remember, left him in shambles. Physically, mentally. You don’t talk about it when tourists ask. Your family does really well in the summer, as does the rest of the city. Cruise ships come in daily, bringing smiling faces and open wallets. But you know better. Every dollar you make, you put half… View Full Post

Why Every Traveler Should Pack Coconut Oil

Why Every Traveler Should Pack Coconut Oil ||a tipsy gypsy life #traveltips #wanderlust

For those who are new around here, I have to admit a bit of a minimalist. In other-words, I hate carrying a bunch of shit around that I never use. (Heels in Spain? Why self, why?) When traveling, this pet peeve turns into a full-blown planning extravaganza. Always 12 hours before I leave, of course. Luckily, the gates of heaven opened up and introduced me to coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil for… View Full Post