Authors: Faren Rajkumar @faren_wanderer ; Aleka Mayr @alekamayr Aleka is a self-declared positive thinker, mother widow, and adventure seeker who is guiding & teaching her kids though travel! Aleka and her children were drawn to exploration after the challenge of a loss in their family. BIPOC mothers on the road are the ultimate power symbol!
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Authors: Faren Rajkumar @faren_wanderer ; Blix and Bess We imagine adventures on the road with Blix and Bess must be a fun and empowering experience! An inspiring full-time vanlife couple: one half “showgirl” and one half digital nomad. These two are full of knowledge of LGBTQ+ nomad safety and great stories of their travels. 1.
Written by Faren Rajkumar Meet Annie Nguyen, a vanlifer of Vietnamese descent who recently began exploring the US via vanlife. She is passionate about communicating the dire state of global climate change, and has learned on culturally-rooted minimalist practices in her nomadic existence. She shared some of her thoughts with us, about the queer WOC
Written by Faren Rajkumar We chatted with fearless Vegas-based climber Julie Tsai (@theclimbingjuju on IG) about her climbing journey, how she respectfully explores & shares in outdoor recreation, and her excitement about increased minority representation in the outdoors! 1. Tell us about your journey, and how you discovered climbing! “I am a Las Vegas native
Nat and Abi @letsplayrideandseek are a married couple originally from Charleston, SC, USA. In 2019 they began their vanlife journey in their self-converted van that they lovingly named ToWanda. Many vanlifers can understand their story, which is one of the many reasons these two are so relatable. “The daily grind of working 40-50 hours a
Authors: Faren Rajkumar @faren_wanderer ; Taylor Jefferson @ayy_tay_tay ; Trevor Lately @trevorlately Introducing a fierce and visionary BIPOC climber & filmmaker duo, Taylor Jefferson (@ayy_tay_tay) and Trevor Lately (@trevorlately). They collaborated on a new short film titled “Grit” – documenting Taylor’s climbing journey and the BIPOC female experience in the climbing & outdoor adventure sphere.
Written by Faren Rajkumar Introducing Toyin Ajayi @YourLifeAfter25, founder of the new app: Outdoorsy Black Women! The app launched in May 2021, and promises to be a welcoming, inspiring, and fun space for Black Women to learn, meet up, explore possibilities, and be safe. “I’ve always been an outdoorsy person, as a kid, I would
Written by Faren Rajkumar . My name is Levy Shultz (@levydshultz on Instagram.) I am a 29-year-old Navy Veteran that loves to travel and see the beautiful things of the world. I have always valued time and the people around me over money. I strongly believe that you can always make more money, but you
Environmentalism is rooted in social justice. It was created on the basis of achieving economic and racial justice. Environmentalism simultaneously includes protecting health conditions, empowering workers, fighting for Indigenous sovereignty, and protecting landscapes.
There are now over 400 national park sites, covering 3.4% of the country. These parks were created only after the forced removal of Indigenous people by the US government. Seizures and broken treaties were put in place to deprive us of our homelands and rights.
All living organisms on earth depend on water for survival, but our global water supplies are both dwindling and being polluted. As climate change continues to cause more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought, and an increase in duration and intensity of storm systems, we look to ways we can preserve our limited water sources. One important way is the ancient practice of rainwater harvesting.
Most travelers find ourselves on land that is not our original home. This is all Native Land, and the precious opportunity to explore and recreate on this land is a debt that must be repaid. Reparations and land acknowledgements are examples, but you can also do your part in a hands-on way. Participating in our #NoTrashLeftBehind campaign during Earth Month, and anytime you find yourself outside, is how you can begin to repay that land debt everyday.
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