Through beautiful handicrafts, one traveler and entrepreneur is connecting people with locals from around the world, sharing their traditions and stories.
As wonderful as it feels to visit exotic locations, traveling often helps you realize much of the world lives without the resources that you take for granted. If you want to give back to people in countries that have made […]
Forget mass produced items, chemical-laced beauty products and everyday housewares. These New York City artisans fuse sustainability and innovation for those wanting to live a more conscious, high quality life. After reading about them here, make sure to take a […]
While there’s much to explore in the Azores — hiking, bird watching, surfing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, history — one of the focuses of my recent trip there was local artisan culture. After visiting the islands of São Miguel, São […]
The old adage goes, give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime. Hector Tito Alvarez and Paty Lucero took this to heart in creating beyondBeanie, a […]
It seems you can’t travel anywhere nowadays without seeing McDonald’s, Subway and Chick-fil-A. Recently, I was invited to a wedding in a place known not only for its homegrown wines and beers, but an Old Town where by law only […]
For those who are used to buying honey-filled bears from the supermarket, stop right now. According to Damian Magista, the founder and head beekeeper of Bee Local, a Portland Oregon-based raw honey company, commercial companies are typically not contributing to […]
While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is one place where the offerings are truly rich: Uji. Located in the Kyoto Prefecture, just on the outskirts of the city of Kyoto, Uji’s plains and […]