Tips for sustainable travelling

The Soul Hugger

As I’ve mentioned in my Zero-Waste living: my beginner’s journey post, each month I will focus on one area of my life where I can reduce waste. Since I was travelling through South-East Asia in February, it made sense to dedicate my efforts into becoming an eco-conscious traveler.

Below I share some practical tips for sustainable travelling that I have implemented into my habits. While most of them are rather obvious and can be applied to everyday life, it’s always useful to be reminded of ways we can help the Earth.

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Tips for sustainable travelling

Bring a reusable water bottle
A small part of my soul shrivels whenever I purchase a plastic water bottle. However, compared to my recent trip in Iceland where the tap water tastes like it’s sent from God/Thor and is filled with miraculous healing powers (or so the country’s inhabitants told me), consuming tap water in Vietnam would have left me permanently squatting above a…

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Sweet Potato and Apple Doughnuts

This is gorgeous and for sure a delicious recipe
Gonna try it!!

The Soul Hugger

Up until recently, the word doughnut would conjure up in my mind the image of some shabby guy with an oily complexion wearing a stained shirt and grabbing a box of greasy pastries from a drive-by Dunkin’ Donuts.

I know, so much judgment in that one sentence.

However, Instagram has been going crazy with pictures of healthy and vegan donuts lately that my curiosity got the better of me. As serendipity would have it, I stumbled upon a sweet potato doughnut recipe in The Vibrant Table while searching for some inspiration for a dinner I was hosting.

Verdict: I’m in love. If I could marry food, I would marry these cuties.

They are moist, naturally sweetened and for Goodness sake (!!) have sweet potato in them.

Enjoy, and please let me know how they turn out!

Sweet potato doughnut

Source of recipe: The Vibrant Table by Anya Kassoff
Serving: 6-8 doughnuts depending on your doughnut pan

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The Women’s March in Pictures

Vox Populi

The second day of the Trump administration saw an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches on all continents—yes, including Antarctica—fought back against the U.S. president’s frightening rhetoric.

Organizers estimated the total number of march participants at a stunning 2.5 million around the world. And with an estimated 500,000 marchers on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Women’s March was the largest inaugural protest in U.S. history.

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About 500,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Phillip DeFranco/Twitter)

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Anti-Putin sentiment was strong in the Washington March (photo: Eva-Maria Simms)

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Males of all ages were welcomed at the Washington March (photo: Eva-Maria Simms)

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The march in Portland, Maine was thousands strong. (Photo: Jon Queally/Common Dreams)

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Protest signs in Portland, Maine. (Photo: Lauren McCauley/Common Dreams).

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Photo: Alexis Coe/Twitter

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Protesters marched…

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