curated stories on sustainable practices, products, food, and fashion
from the places we explore and the people we meet.
Home has taken on a new meaning now. It’s wherever we are. And, that has been quite a few places recently. In the past 9 months, we have lived on busy downtown streets and snowy mountaintops. Our neighbors have been million dollar homes with manicured lawns and converted school buses with solar-paneled rooftops
Victoria is one of those cities where life is lived a little slower. Oh, sure there's all the amenities of a busy city and definitely all the restaurants. But, coffeeshops close early and many businesses are closed on Sunday. The secret, I think, is an appreciation for nature, the outdoors, and history...
Downtown Medford is made for strolling where local cafes and boutiques still believe in outdoor awnings. Nostalgia lingers here in ghost signs on historic buildings and marquee's on vintage theaters. Medford is guaranteed to grab your interest with 104 buildings on the National Register of Historic Buildings and a culinary scene complimented by local wine and craft brews...
When I dream of blue skies, I dream of San Francisco. The city of a thousand views captivates in many ways. My love of walking endlessly from neighborhood to neighborhood began here. My love of wandering from stall to stall at farmer’s markets began here. There are 260 sunny days in the city and this guide takes full advantage of that.
The best retreats are the ones with the least distractions and the least options for coming or going. If you ask people from Washington, even nearby Seattle, they have no idea that Anderson Island exists in the Puget Sound. This was a hair-kinky-from-a-swim-flying-in-the-wind type of summer. This was the summer in the Sound...
Here's a list of ways to travel with pets so you can stop making excuses. We use a combination of them. There are pros and cons for each option that will depend on personal preferences. We just want you to know that the possibility is there...
We heard it was a non-profit restaurant. Images of soup kitchens popped into my head. We heard people pay what they can and its ran by volunteers. We heard its locally sourced and they use as much organic ingredients as possible. Well, that was all we needed to hear to know we had to visit.
The yellow-bellied harbinger of Spring tilted his head back and told a tune of how happy he was to see the tall grasses grow again. His notes echoed off the ground through my feet and out of me. Then, he flew away...
Eat Like A Local is a series on locally owned and operated restaurants in various cities. The best of several food categories are feaured such as best pizza, best burgers, and/ or best coffee.
Silicon Valley's coffee scene is pretty much exactly what you're picturing. Coffee shops are buzzing with a lot more than just coffee. This is a place where things are happening. Although, coffee does seem to be the fuel that startups run on. In this list we share our fave Silicon Valley coffeehouses for working remotely.
You won't just happen upon this cafe. Even GPS seemed confused about how to get there. Like the name suggests, its accessed from a back alley stairway. Stacked atop a hookah bar and a taco joint, this unpretentious cafe is loved by locals.
I love exploring main streets, like Tennyson, to interact and observe. He loves back alleys and side streets. More often than not we end up finding hidden places like Common Grounds in Denver, CO.
Eight thousand feet above sea level, in a little mountain town surrounding a reservoir, sits Train Cars Coffee. Green pine climb up the mountain on a clear blue sky. A bright red caboose greets you in the parking lot...
Kayak's Coffeehouse in St. Louis, MO serves Kaldi's coffee and delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
There’s this funky little town called Maplewood where a funky coffeeshop called Foundation Grounds serves up organic, locally sourced, farm fresh food.
Here's a list of vegan yogurts we've found while traveling. These non-dairy alternatives are made from nuts, seeds, coconut, soy, and/ or pea proteins. You’ll get fiber, calcium, protein, and probiotics into your diet without a daily dose of mucus and hormones. After all, cows get fiber, calcium, and protein from plants. You’re just skipping the middle-cow when buying plant-based yogurts!
Tea is raw, natural goodness from the Earth. Leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant and water is all it takes to make a cup. Unless you're like me, then there's probably honey in there too.
Here's our list of 8 eco-friendly household cleaners to save the day! There are over 62,000 chemicals on the market for use in industrial products and cleaners. Yet, companies are not required by federal law to list them on the packaging. The Environmental Protection Agency only requires companies to list "chemicals of known concern".
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