In the Mara Under the Stars at Serian

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There’s something about being able to see directly into the heavens that makes you realize that you’re only an incremental piece of something so much larger, greater even. It had been eight years since I had seen the Milky Way and from the moment we touched down on the pebbly airstrip I waited anxiously for […]

One Planet, One Tribe: Nairobi’s Hippest Hotel

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By Maria Russo Located in the Diplomatic District of Nairobi and adjacent to the Village Market – East Africa’s largest shopping and recreation complex – is Tribe, an upscale boutique hotel that caters to business and holiday travelers alike. Guests can easily arrange day trips from the hotel to Karen, Nairobi National Park and other […]

The Innovative Kids Shoe That Grows Up to 5 Sizes

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The original design, worn in Rwanda (Facebook) The idea for The Shoe That Grows was sparked in the simplest of ways. In 2007, the startup’s founder Kenton Lee was living and working in Kenya. One day, he noticed a local girl wearing shoes that were far too small for her feet. Like millions of children living […]

Disrupting Philanthropy: The New Stand4 App Makes Giving Back Fun

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Being charitable can take many forms. From making the choice to shop from a social enterprise to participating in voluntourism or organizing a local fundraiser –  the idea of philanthropy has evolved to be one that includes active engagement. Supporting the trend of involved activism, Stand4, a new app that allows people to take a stand for the cause of […]

5 Reasons Why Malawi Will Surprise You

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Meghan Black is just back from Malawi. She shares how this often-overlooked African country is poised to step into the spotlight, and why you should go before everyone catches on. I am on a remote lava rock island, staring straight through the turquoise waters to the sandy bottom of Lake Malawi, watching a school of […]

5 Green Products You Can Use Now and Plant Later

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Yep, this calendar can be planted to grow vegetables (Botanical Paperworks) The modern era brings with it an inherent eco-dichotomy: on one hand we love innovation – shiny new things, handy gadgets and great ideas. And on the other hand, we’re becoming increasingly aware of the environment – we value sustainability, we want to be […]

Why Big City Dwellers Need Bali

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Christa Russo is on a mission: to reset, rejuvenate, bliss-out, and find holistic wellness in Bali. She goes beyond the legendary spas and fabled beaches (although, she’ll certainly squeeze in some of this as well!) to meet with traditional healers, learn to eat raw, and practice living at a slower pace. Follow her journey as […]