Sustainability

Looking for advice on how to live and travel more sustainably? Here are our five cents.

HUNU Cup: Goodbye single-use with this handbag-friendly alternative

HUNU Cup: Goodbye single-use with this handbag-friendly alternative

How do you have your (take-away) coffee, tea or hot chocolate (in the morning)? Do you have a reusable cup at work or that you bring it with you when you go to a coffee shop? Or do you go with the disposable cups your barista offers – because you always forget to...

Could you gift differently these holidays?

Could you gift differently these holidays?

Every year, in the weeks and days before the holidays (or Mother’s/Father’s/Valentine’s Day), the same frenzy unfolds: Facebook groups are full of ‘What gift should I get for … ?’, often followed by ‘They already have everything’. Retail stores are packed; parking...

Less stuff = healthier planet? Why minimalism is good for us all

Less stuff = healthier planet? Why minimalism is good for us all

As we are embarking on month nine PC (post-COVID), many people are eager to return to normal. We hope that the pandemic has been enough of a wake-up call to ensure whatever we do next doesn’t look like what we left behind nine months ago. It wasn’t healthy, and it...

Healthy and plastic-free: Coconut Matter deodorants will put you in the mood

Healthy and plastic-free: Coconut Matter deodorants will put you in the mood

Are you looking for an all-natural, plant-based, eco-friendly and plastic-free deodorant? Coconut Matter’s Mood deodorant range could be just what you’re after. It has lots of reasons going for it and not much against. And by the way: although some of the advertising...

Unbound Merino: The perfect boxer briefs for your travel adventures?

Unbound Merino: The perfect boxer briefs for your travel adventures?

Need some comfortable, lightweight and quick-drying undies for your next trip? Whether it’s a multi-day hike, a business trip or a backpacking trip around the world, merino underwear should be on your shortlist. We’ve tested different undies over the years – from...

Goodbye Fast Fashion: How sustainably and ethically made is what you wear?

Goodbye Fast Fashion: How sustainably and ethically made is what you wear?

What fits into our carry-on backpacks is pretty much all we own these days. We have researched almost all our gear, and whatever made the cut fits our needs as location-independent, minimalist travellers and is sure to stand the test of time. Quality over quantity is...

How our lifestyle choices impact our carbon footprint

How our lifestyle choices impact our carbon footprint

To halt global warming, we (collectively) need to achieve NET ZERO carbon emissions by 2050 (and significantly reduce other greenhouse gas emissions). That target doesn’t just apply to countries or specific industries. It applies to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. But how...