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Flew up to the arctic circle today from Oslo, and this is as far up as the sun got during sunrise before it starting peaking down again as we moved farther north. So surreal to think that we won’t see the sun for the next four days of our trip.

Check out my stories for more from Norway.

#visitnorway #flynorwegian #thisissustainable


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Sak Yant: The heart of men/women.
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Part of what makes a Sak Yant so special is how individualized each tattoo an experience is. From the tattoo itself to the blessing, your experience will be unique to you.
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We're proud to take you on this journey. Your experience begins with a conversation between you and the Ajarn about your life. From there a decision is made in regards to the different kind of power/meaning behind it. Which is why we've ensured our Ajarn's adhere to the highest standards. What is your propose to receive a Sak Yant?
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📍 Bangkok, Thailand
#wsetravel #thisissustainable #sacredbangkok


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It’s our very last day of our around-the-world trip.
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It’s been 13 months and 26 countries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’re on our way to the Hanoi airport right now. From there we have a long layover in Tokyo (sleep pods, yay!) then on to see my family before we go home to NYC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How to describe this feeling? Well, we just finished a cooking class so right now I feel satisfied, a little overstuffed in fact — I’ll need time to digest because I’m just a bit too enthusiastic about trying everything! And that’s what this trip has been like, actually. So much, I need time to digest it all. (So if I seem like I’m avoiding you, don’t take it personally. I’m just taking a breather after 13 months of not stop everything.)
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I’m grateful. I’m excited to get back home to our kitty and apartment (and my full wardrobe!) and friends. I’m sad about all the places we didn’t get to see! I’m brimming with ideas and energy for what is next. I’m already missing the friends we made on the road in every country we visited. (Come crash on our couch — you know who you are.) I’m so behind on my work, haha. I’m more in love with my husband than when we left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s been a good year. An exciting year!But settling back into a routine will be so wonderful, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s true: wherever you go, there you are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
More Vietnam photos coming up. Stay tuned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ecocultworldtour #illdenworldtour#aroundtheworldtrip


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Congrats to our co-founder, @jazzmineraine, for making it in the top 35 entrepreneurs to watch for in 2019! We're so excited for the year ahead of us. Thank you @causeartist for choosing our project!💚


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The “meaningful travel map of Jordan" focuses on 12 social enterprises for those who want to use travel to help people and places thrive. 🐫🐪🐫🐪🐫🐪 🐫🐪See Instagram account @myjordanjourney 🐫🐪🐫🐪🐫🐪🐫🐪🐫🐪
#impacttravel #thisissustainable #dogood #sustainable #Socialimpact #travel #unsdgs #outsideforall #tourist #socialentrepreneurship #travelawesome #tourismcares #traveling


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Like I did for Rome, ending my stories about Florence by tagging everyone who made this trip so special in my photo. If you’re considering traveling to Firenze soon, or if you want to bookmark this for later, I hope you will also do your own research to see if these people & their small businesses can be a part of your travel to Italy.
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As a self employed business woman, I have such a huge heart for supporting other small businesses and that’s why I was so grateful to visit Florence and Rome with Alison of @vivalifestylepr. She brought together the most wonderful group of locals in both cities and so many friendships were made or deepened as a result of this trip.
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I want the same for you when you travel. Instagram has become such a double edged sword. It encourages a lifestyle of going to places merely to check off a list of shots you want to get that you’ve seen a hundred times before without learning anything about a local culture or contributing positively in any way to the future of a place. Though my engagement is suffering because I do not want to play that game — or any other, and I got my following a long time ago which also isn’t in my favor — I’m trying to continue to not play that game because I care about people. And people such as the ones I’ve tagged here will continue to be the heart and soul of what I do as long as I can help it. ♥️


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Getting away from the "top ten" listicles and beaten path can yield not only amazing travel experiences but transformative ones. Places like Maha Sarakham, Thailand offers a glimpse into traditional Thai culture and values which have all but died out in places like Bangkok and the Thai Islands. Maha Sarakham is a province in Thailands Isan region. Thailands largest region yet one of it's least touristed. And we highly recommend taking advantage of this fact. Khong Kut Wai Fish Sanctuary is a great place to soak in the tranquillity and biodiversity of Maha Sarakham. Where is the most off the beaten path place you've explored?
#Thailand #WSEtravel #thisissustainable
📍 Maha Sarakham, Thailand
📷 photo credit: @saravutwhanset
Little monk,Thailand

#MahaSarakham #monk #buffalo #animal #discoverglobe #doyoutravel #awesomepix #traveldeeper #livetravelchannel #welivetoexplore #awesome_photographers #traveltheworld #thailand_allshots #adayinthailand #insta_thailand #traveladdict #getoutside #backpacking #exploremore #adventuretime #amazing_shots #beautifulseasia #passionpassport #travelasia #nakedplanet #responsibletourism #communitybasedtourism


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Monteverde, Costa Rica and it's Cloud Forest Reserve have become beacons of light for ecotourists and researchers alike. While it remains one of the worlds most popular natural attractions, what makes it so popular comes down to its immense biodiversity and ecological research opportunities. Quetzals, Ocelots, Toucans can be found here. Along with over 100 other species of mammals and 400 bird species. Not to mention the thousands of plants varieties. Be sure to hire an experienced travel company to help you fully explore the amazing offerings of Monteverde and Cloud Forest Reserve. Nothing beats being safe and leaving behind a small footprint. Are you a fan of nature travel?

#CostaRica #WSEtravel #thisissustainable
📍 Monteverde, Costa Rica
📷 photo credit: @7vensuns

#Monteverde #greenearth #costaricaphoto #costaricatravel #discovercostarica #centralamerica #travelphoto #travelersnotebook #neverstopexploring #lensbible #beautifuldestinations #naturelovers #earthoutdoors #globetrotter #earthfocus #passionpassport #backpacker #travelblogger #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #traveltheworld #adventuretime #exploringtheglobe #theglobewanderer #exploremore #dametraveler #aroundtheworld @girlswhotravel @visit_costarica @ladiesgoneglobal @sheisnotlost @wearetravelgirls


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TLC never said not to have lunch over a waterfall! Carpe Diem is located near the famous Kuang Si waterfalls which pour over into their property. They only work with local producers and give 5% of profits ASAS which supports marginalized people in Laos. I can’t think of a better way to seize the day!


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3/3 Spiritual enlightment
As I was driving through the windy roads of the Indian Himalayas. I saw this man walking- no day pack necessary. Just the clothes that hang from him and a stick in his hand. I asked where he was going and he said to a temple where he may decide to spend the night. I actually visited that temple later and it wasnt a "walk in the park"! Sadhu's live a true nomadic lifestyle and find happiness through a deeper discovery that most of us will never be able to understand. @fernwehfairtravel.
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#incredibleindia #lonelyplanetindia #travelgram #instatravel #photooftheday #travelrealindia #discoverearth #passionpassport #travelcommunity #lonelyplanet #ourplanetdaily #shotonmoment #yoga #top_traveler_world #indiaview #myfavplaces #lokalstory #NGTindia #thisissustainable #responsibletravel @natgeotravel #yourshotphotographer #ichooseplanet #storiesofindia #indianphotographyclub #toi #_neindia #_woi #uniquephotographyclub #inifinite_clicks #outlooktraveller


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Regrann from @wsetravel - Los Cajones de Chame is a special experience in Panama. Part aquatic adventure part spiritual journey. This area of Panama is full of caves, waterfalls, and rivers which will instantly give you a "back to nature feeling". Truly off the beaten path, it's highly recommended you explore this area with a local guide. As the biodiversity here can change quite quickly given its remoteness. Are you a fan of adventure tours?
#Panama #WSEtravel #thisissustainable
📍 Los Cajones, Chame, Desvío en la, Carretera Bejuco-Sorá, Panama
📷 photo credit: @arianelefeuvre 🔚
#loscajonesdechame #loscajones #visitpanama #panamagram #explorepanama #panamagram #panamatourism #centralamerica #landscape_captures #welivetoexplore #traveltheworld #wanderfolk #worldtravelpics #bestplacestogo #discoverglobe #doyoutravel #awesomepix #traveldeeper #livetravelchannel #awesome_photographers #travelblogger #adventuretime #amazing_shots #passionpassport #backpackerstory #exploringtheglobe #theglobewanderer


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#thatsawrap🎬 for @colorfactoryco ! .
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This was a special occasion for us because it was the very first shoot 📸 of the year! I wanted to create something a bit different from previous projects and explore a nexus between art + sustainability. .
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Art can be a great catalyst for change as it calls for attention/interest. When art is paired with causes such as sustainability, the environment, social impact...etc what it really does is create awareness for a cause in hopes of provoking an emotional response that could lead into action. So if you are an #artivist working on projects with a sustainable and social message, we want to hear from you! .
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“The first thing you see upon entering is a poem by Queens writer Won McIntosh, who uses colors of the city—the green of ubiquitous sidewalk sheds, or the bright orange assigned to the F train—as inspiration.The Big Apple is one of the most colorful cities in the world: Its beautiful spectrum of diversity is reflected in all the city's sights, sounds, tastes, and smells.“ Source: @colorfactoryco .
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Sunday vibes in Vietnam. I kind of want to replace my normal, boring broom with one of these beauties. What do you think? Super wabi sabi, no? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#vietnamshop #vietnamtravel #wabisabi #ecocultworldtour #sundayvibes


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The best way to receive a Sak Yant Tattoo is to discuss with an Ajarn or Monk what will suit you best. This will give them a better understanding of the story, purpose and enchantment you should be getting rather than doing your own research. Each Ajarn and Monk has their own signature and enchantments which will not be on the internet.
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📍 Bangkok, Thailand
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It's no surprise that the world of produce involves a lot of waste, whether it's due to certain aesthetic standards or the use of packaging material.

Today, we're shining a spotlight on two organizations that are aiming to revolutionize the grocery shopping process and combat waste industry-wide: @misfitsmarket and Brooklyn-based @precyclenyc.


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2/3 Spiritual enlightment
I met this Guru of yoga on the river Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas. I was very fortunate to spend 3days (or more 🤔) 1-1 with him. These shots were taken on his birthday, shortly after inviting me to his religious ceremony.
Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world and Saras (guru pictured) was actually one of the first ever teachers in Rishikesh before the international boom. I felt very fortunate to be let into the world of any guru, let alone one of the original teachers of Rishikesh that has shaped the world of yoga.
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#incredibleindia #lonelyplanetindia #travelgram #instatravel #photooftheday #travelrealindia #discoverearth #passionpassport #travelcommunity #lonelyplanet #ourplanetdaily #shotonmoment #yoga #top_traveler_world #indiaview #myfavplaces #lokalstory #NGTindia #thisissustainable #responsibletravel @natgeotravel #yourshotphotographer #ichooseplanet #storiesofindia #indianphotographyclub #toi #_neindia #_woi #uniquephotographyclub #inifinite_clicks #outlooktraveller


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My friends at @lokaltravels released a documentary, “2.5% - the Osa Peninsula” last year. It showcases the impact of community tourism in the Osa by following several locals like Xinia and Carlos, who have moved on from gold mining and hunting to expand the local economy through tourism. I went to the Osa with Lokal to meet these folks and experience this place from their perspective. I learned about everything from gold mining to sustainable farming. I found nothing but beauty, magic and open hearts. I highly recommend watching the film for a taste - link in bio. ✨ #thisissustainable #communitytourism #costarica #osapeninsula 📷 @eytan_e, @mariedantonio and me


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Yesterday when we arrived after our 2-hour muddy trek to this swimming hole, we found a paleo-climatology researcher from California State U packing up to leave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I dove in and scooped some sand and brought it back to her. She was disappointed with what I brought her. She was hoping for limestone mud, because that washes off the mountain and forms sediment layers over the years. Then she could take a core sample and analyze it to see how the climate has changed in Central Vietnam. The north of Vietnam’s climate is getting much drier, she told me, but they’re not sure how this beautiful ecosystem is affected yet by climate change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Wearing a matching recycled polyester yoga top and pants from @faire.shop. Recycled polyester has a much lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester, which is a plastic thread made from petroleum. If we had a carbon fee, then recycled polyester would be cheaper than virgin, but right now oil is so cheap, most companies are going to stick to using virgin polyester. So your fashion choices matter, but supporting a carbon fee and dividend matters more in the fight against climate change! (And that is how I connected a paleoclimatologist to my outfit choice. BOOM.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#sustainablefashion #phongnha #swimminghole #paleoclimatology #carbonfeeanddividend


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New Year. New goals.
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(#ad) I’ve taken the Nature Conservancy’s (@nature_org) Everyday Sustainability Guide to heat 💚 and given myself a challenge this year to reduce/eliminate plastic bottle use. 💦
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I’ve already made other sustainability adjustment like solar panels on my home, driving a hybrid and walking whenever possible to do my errands. Which I was doing the day this pic was taken when I walked to my doctors appointment and a coffee date.
It just takes a little adjustment to make a new habit and this year it will be to reduce/eliminate plastic bottles. I’ve largely done that at home, but with travel it’s difficult. I’ve gotten sick all over the world (thanks Mexico, Colomia and Portugal). So I talked to Santa about it and he got me a SteriPen. It eliminates 99% of the bad bacteria and protoza and viruses from water. So I will be taking it on my upcoming trips to Colombia and Mexico and will NOT be a bottled water hog. -
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Consistently topping lists of the worlds most beautiful beaches, the Phillippines offers us some of the most stunning nautical experiences. Topping most adventure tourists list is Palawan. While places like Coron and El Nido get most of the attention on Palawan, this island has many gems to share. Including places like Olangoan Falls and Araceli. Palawan is the perfect example of a place where you want to break off the beaten path. We recommend the Islands of Balabac. Truly off the grid. What's your favourite place to explore and get off the beaten path?
#Philippines #WSEtravel #thisissustainable
📍 Coron, Palawan, Philippines
📷 photo credit: @wildernessexpedition
Cruising through paradise ⛵️🌴 #Coron #Palawan #travelph #choosephilippines #travelphilippines #discoverphilippines #stayandwonder #passionpassport #travelingram #adventureseeker #traveltheworld #instapassport #mytravelgram #instatraveling #travelblogger #bestvacation #beautifuldestination #worldtravelpics #southeastasia #picoftheday #wonderful_places #exploremore #welivetoexplore #beautifulseasia #traveldeeper #discoverglobe @gophilippines @dronepointofview @itsmorefuninthephilippines


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1/3 Spritual enlightment | This man is a Sadhu. Pictured outside of his home - a cave in the himalayan mountains... yes a CAVE. Sadhus leave all materialistic attachments behind and dedicated their lives to achieving spiritual liberation. He lives alone & rarely gets visitors so he invited us in for tea and we exchanged stories. Living the simple life and the happiest guy around. Woah, something pretty inspiring. @fernwehfairtravel
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Wat Phaphay was the first temple I visited in Luang Prabang and quickly became my favorite. I strolled in at dusk during the evening chant. A novice monk greeted me with a smile, handed me a book of the mantras, and showed me how to sit and hold my hands in the lotus prayer position. I was thrilled to return a few days later with @backstreetacademy to learn about Buddhism in Laos from a monk who led me through a meditation after our chat. I had such a fulfilling experience every time I visited this temple, it’ll always hold a special place in my heart.


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Is there a waterfall? Ok, I’ll go. ✨ #thisissustainable #waterfall #costarica @lokaltravels
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2019 is the year of making your dreams reality and challenging your mind and body like never before. If you are looking for a #challenge this #wanderlustwednesday than sign up for one of our #expeditions to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. #WomensOnly Tours are taking place in March and July. Create your own trip or join one of our scheduled tours with other #hikers from around the world. An incredible opportunity to climb one of the 7 summits, make life lasting memories and see one of the most beautiful places in Africa. ⠀
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On January 1st, #NYC said goodbye to single-use styrofoam. Foam products, including takeout containers, cups, packing peanuts, plates, bowls, and trays are now banned from possession, sale or use. Businesses have until June 30th of this year to get rid of any remaining foam or could face fines.


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Lately I’ve been in an odd phase where I’m not quite sure exactly what I want-which is unusual for me. My schedule is open from end of March to end of September and part of me was so looking forward to traveling to new-to-me places like The Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. The other part is craving some stability, staying in one place, and making a community after meeting really great people lately. How do I decide? There’s so much world to see! To spend 6 months in one place instead of 4 feels like a mistake, but traveling full-time is becoming more tiring than fulfilling lately.


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Thank you for sharing your experience @mickeyscher . Sak Yant is an integral part of Thai culture an identity. Taking on a "right of passage" status at times. With that comes quite a few cultural norms and expectations that don't exist in western nations. Here at WSE Travel we look forward to helping our guests not only navigate these norms but to understand them as well. Check out our site for more details on how we can help you through this life-changing experience.
#Thailand #WSEtravel #thisissustainable
📍 Chiang Mai, Thailand
📷 photo credit: @mickeyscher
Been waiting our entire trip to get my Sak Yant, which is a yantra tattoo hand-etched using a metal rod needle attached to a stick. I spoke to Phra Arjan about what I was looking for in my Sak Yant and we discussed passions, fears and my goals, yet where I currently am in life. .

#spiritual #tattooart #tattoolife #tattoodesign #traditionaltattoo #bambootattoo #sakyant #sakyantexperience #sakyanttattoo #sakyantthaitattoo #artistsoninstagram #tattoomodel #trueblessing #bangkoktattoo #uniquetattoos #uniquethailandexperience#travelblogger #welltravelled #passionpassport #instapassport #passportready #traveldeeper #wanderlust #adventureseeker #southeastasia #lifewelltravelled #beautifulseasia


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