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Sustainability Spotlight: tentree–Sustainable Apparel that Plants Trees for Every Piece of Clothing

We’re all about sustainable apparel here at Terradrift. Also, comfy clothes. (Heels and dresses? What are those?) So from the first time we touched the supple softness of carbon neutral brand tentree’s comfortable and sustainable apparel, we were hooked. So we connected with them to hear more about how they plant trees for every product sold, use climate-friendly materials, and recycle and re-sell clothing for the sake of circularity. So check out our Q&A with tentree to learn what the brand is all about and how every new T-shirt or pair of joggers has the potential to do good.

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A woman in backpacking gear looks out over the landscape and the ocean on Catalina Island, California.

What is Sustainable Travel? What Does it Mean and How to Travel More Sustainably.

We get the question frequently: “What is sustainable travel?” Usually it is uttered after we introduce ourselves as sustainable travel bloggers. At first, the question was surprising. What do you mean “what is sustainable travel?!” You know what “sustainable” means, right? Apply that to travel! But when people kept asking, we thought maybe the concept wasn’t as straightforward as we thought. Or it’s still such a new one to most people that it did, in fact, warrant an explanation. So allow us to explain! We’ll dive into what sustainable travel is, what it isn’t, and how we can all travel more sustainably.

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hot air balloons in the air at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey.

A Week in Turkey: Things to do in Turkey

After more than 2 years of no international travel, I was nervous and more than a little excited to hop on a plane and head halfway around the world to spend a week in Turkey (now known as Türkiye thanks to a recent UN decision). I craved the culture shock and change of scenery that can only be experienced by flying to a country so far from my own, and so very different. So when I got the chance, I jumped at it. Listen, I was so excited to go I didn’t think twice about leaving Josh at home. So I got myself a visa, hopped on a flight, and took off to discover this wild and wonderful place that straddles east and west, Europe and Asia. Wanna know what it was like? Maybe what you should do on your own week in Turkey? Read (or watch) on!

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the pool at Four Seasons Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo.

Unparalleled Sustainable Luxury Exists! On Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica

The term “sustainable travel” often evokes images of low-flow shower heads, rickety beachfront shacks with no AC, yoga retreats deep in the rainforest, and a general lack of luxury amenities. Well, that, or thoughts of nothing more than reusable water bottles and reef-safe sunscreen…Fortunately, sustainable luxury is absolutely an option when traveling. And Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica knows it. I got to experience it first-hand this June, basking in sun and surf while I learned all about what the peninsula–and the accommodations and residences on it–are doing to make the world–and their little corner of it–a cleaner and more sustainable place. Read or watch to find out more about this slice of sustainable, luxury paradise.

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Jumping for joy in the Jack Wolfskin Snow Summit jacket at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

5 Synthetic and Sustainable Coats and Jackets: Winter Coats to Keep you Warm

We love winter here at Terradrift. Maybe because we don’t actually live in a part of the country with an actual winter (absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that), maybe because we’re still just kids at heart and never grew out of wanting to play in the snow…who knows? But one thing’s for sure: we don’t enjoy being cold. Especially me. I’m a tiny human with no built-in insulation and I get real cold real fast. The solution? Giant, puffy, sustainable coats and jackets to keep me cozy when the temps drop. Here are 5 awesome options.

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backpacking on Isle Royal National Park

10+ Sustainable Backpacks for Eco-Friendly Backpacking Adventures

Are you new to backpacking? A seasoned veteran whose worn-out pack is in need of an upgrade? Either way, it’s our humble opinion that you should gear up with something more sustainable in the backpack department. ‘Cause, you know, we’re all about making more sustainable choices here at Terradrift. But what makes a sustainable backpack? It’s in the production, materials, durability, even what the brand that makes it stands for. So if it’s time to shoulder a new pack, try out one of these sustainable backpacks on for size.

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plastic free July: micro plastic on the beach

It’s Plastic Free July! These Brands Want to Help You Ditch Single-Use

It’s plastic-free July! Which means it’s time to talk about single-use plastic waste and how we can do our part to reduce it. Why? Because as the oft-quoted stat declares, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, 90% of plastic doesn’t actually get recycled (including the stuff you put in the recycle bin), and all of that adds up to devastated eco systems, overflowing landfills, and a whole lot of wasted resources. So check out these brands who want nothing more than to help you make the switch from single-use.

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