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Getting Away: Lake Placid, New York


Ecotourism is a broad and often misused term. It is regularly used to imply a type of environmental superiority over other forms of travel, involving practices that are friendlier to people and the planet. But travel in itself can be environmentally toxic, particularly with the massive amounts of carbon emitted through air and automobile travel Read More

5 Sweat- And Sweatshop-Free Travel Clothing Lines For Women


Originally published on Gadling. After you’ve been traveling for a long period of time, there invariably comes the day when your suitcase starts to … well, it starts to stink. That’s where a new generation of breathable, odor-free clothing comes in. Brands like Ibex, Patagonia, PrAna, Icebreaker and Horny Toad are coming out with exciting new fabrics like Ibex’s Synergy (a blend Read More

Exciting Eco-Fashion Adventures Taking Off This Summer


Originally published on Gadling. This summer, three new eco-fashion-oriented package tours will offer the chance for ethical designers, makers and consumers to meet artisan communities, take workshops in craft production and see the impact of their conscious purchasing decisions. While different in structure, these trips all offer the chance to travel along an artisan product’s supply Read More

Gadling’s Social Media Toolkit


I’m at the LA Times Travel Show today giving a talk on behalf of AOL Travel and Gadling on “Using Social Media to Build Your Brand” .  Part of the presentation is a “Toolkit” of what we use to manage our social media presence. Many of the tools are budget and/or free, so they’re also suited to budding entrepreneurs.

If You’re 22, Physically Fit, Hungry To Learn And Be Better, I Urge You To Travel


I’m taking some time this weekend to self-reflect, and I decided to start by revisiting a travel blog I wrote during an 18-month, 26-country travel odyssey I took right after graduating from college. What a wild, crazy, exhilarating, terrifying, life-changing adventure that was. I covered fashion weeks in Paris and Milan; taught Italian to high Read More

Touchy Feely Travel Quotes


I recently got tapped to manage Gadling’s Facebook and Pinterest pages — an appointment that I’m guessing is thanks to my penchant for inspiring quotes and evocative travel imagery (guilty as charged). One of my most “viral” posts to date was this image, along with the message that comes with it. When you travel, you Read More

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