Travel

How to Get Wild for the Wellbeing of the Animals

This week marked World Wildlife Day. On March 3 in 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed. Now, March 3 celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. However, we live in a world where humans are encroaching on the wilderness through …

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Explore the Wonderful World of Wetlands in Victoria

This week was a milestone for wetlands across the world. February 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Ramsar Treaty, the global conservation agreement to protect wetlands of international significance. February 2 is thus World Wetlands Day. Iconic wetlands around Australia such as Kakadu, the Coorong in South Australia and Eighty Mile Beach near Broome …

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The Art of Being your own Vegan Travel Agent and a GPSmyCity Giveaway

We live in a time when travel is as easy and as accessible as ever. We travel when we want, where we want, and at a budget that’s suited to each of us. I remember when I first started my travels – without my parents – back in 2000. I remember having to visit a …

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Thailand’s Ecosystem Engineers: Q+A with Never Forget Elephant Foundation’s Ava Lalancette

The Never Forget Elephant Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that operates on the Northern Thailand/Myanmar border. NFEF returns endangered captive elephants home to their natural jungle habitat while providing service to the local Karen Hill Tribe population. Through their work, NFEF aims to inspire sustainable solutions for elephant and environmental health. In this part of …

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How to Wear a Mask and Look After your Skin during COVID-19

All views and information presented in this blog post are for general guidance only and does not replace the advice from a medical professional. Please speak to your doctor if you have any concerns. What a wild time we’re living in. COVID-19 is affecting all of us and it doesn’t matter where in the world …

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Jonny Be Vegan and Plastic-Free: An Interview with Jonny Co-Founder Bec Villanti

It’s Plastic Free July and we’re all being urged to reduce our plastic consumption for the health of the planet.  When we look at all areas of our lives, plastic can be found everywhere; even down to our choices in intimate lifestyle products. Condoms are lumped into this category and trying to find plastic-free (and …

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Now is the Time to Go OhSo Vegan: An Interview with Cristina Santos

Veganism is experiencing a bumper year in 2020. In the last couple of years, veganism has sky-rocketed in popularity. As an example, the global vegan food market was worth $12.7 billion two years ago and is predicted to reach $24.06 billion by 2025. This shows that vegans are benefitting greatly by the plethora of vegan …

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How To Travel with a Vegan Family Member

Summer time means free time and free time means spending our days filled with travel. With Christmas and New Year celebrations occupying most of our time, we are drawn into travel situations when we’re in the company of family members we don’t see often. Catering for a vegan family member during spurts of travel may …

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Book Review: The Vegan Travel Handbook by Lonely Planet

You know when veganism is reaching new heights when a global publishing house decides to publish an all-vegan travel guide. In 2019, undoubtedly the year of the vegan, Lonely Planet has decided to publish The Vegan Travel Handbook. As a vegan traveller, I’m mindful of the destinations I travel to and I always wonder whether …

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