How are your 2018 goals going so far? Now that the first quarter of 2018 is almost gone it’s time to recap. For this year my goal was to produce the minimum possible waste, and concretely, to get rid of all the plastic in my life. These first 3 months have been useful to make myself aware that we our lives are coiled in plastic.
We leave Black Friday behind and with it, pure consumerism. They create necessities and we believe them. And what’s worse, they are necessities that don’t fulfill our souls. They are just random objects that end up being thrown away or replaced by the new model. Now they are telling us to accumulate experiences, not things, because it will make us happier, but we have to be careful because accumulating experiences also has its consumerist and negative side, especially when we talk about traveling. [Read more…] about What stories do the magnets in your refrigerator tell?
During these recent years, veganism and vegetarianism have been acquiring a lot of new followers and their popularity have increased significantly, either because of people’s concern about their health and the environment, or maybe just as a trend.
We’re citizens of our own place of residency, but when we go on vacations, we dress up as travelers and leave our routines behind to visit a tourist destination, where time doesn’t stop for us and life goes on for the people who live there. And what usually happens? When tourist activity grows, peaceful coexistence becomes more difficult. Do you think it’s possible that some day we’ll have this division in the world’s most touristic cities?
Based on my experience, here you can find some advice to set out on a sustainable travel by yourself:
- Look for information before starting a trip, because it’s important to know about the traditions, the natural and cultural patrimony, and the social situation.
- Respect the environment, the people and their customs.
Naturalwalks has the solution! It is a Catalan company specialized in ecotourism, and as Evarist March (its director) says, they show the culture through nature and landscapes. Could you imagine a walk through a forest discovering medicinal plants, and how to use and conserve them? Could you visualize a wine tasting where the exotic flavors of Mediterranean wild flowers mix with the particular aromas of Catalan wine? Can you envision it? Check out this video, it will help you!