How to travel more sustainable.

November 11, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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Traveling is not good for the environment, period. But its a big part of every millennials life & always try to find a solution instead telling everyone what not to do including myself. Flying contributes 2,7% to climate change which is not a big number but I still want to fly as little as possible. So how can we "even out" our Co2 emission while traveling?

  1. Compensate w/ Atmosfair or Climate Credits - You donate a calculated amount of money to Co2 reducing projects. It´s legit I promise! 
  2. Pack lightly - Something I am not perfect at but trying to be! 
  3. Use Reef- friendly Sunscreen - I love Coola ! A chapter option is this brand. 
  4. Environmental- friendly Hotels - Olas Tulum ( Tulum) , Tiera Patagonia (Chile), Song Sad (Cambodia), i mini (italy), 1 Hotels (USA), Great Ocean Ecolodge (Australia) and many more! 
  5. Don't let them change your towels everyday! 
  6. Eat more vegan during your vacation. Its not hard and yummy!
  7. Use public transport
  8. Travel to nearby places or less. 

 

And that's it. 

Hope you can use some of those tips!- xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: cheap travel, how to travel more sustainable , no planet b, student life, student travel, sustainability, sustainable travel, travel

Using my 20s to travel w/friends

August 26, 2018 by Sarah Moniri

 

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This year I turned 22...and in the first time in my life I started to feel like I'm on a fast train. How can I be 22 already? 14,15,16...feels not long ago, feels touchable and present. But as we all know, aging is a part of life and as a kid I always walked towards it. Now it's a fast train, a fast train I entered when I turned 18. So yeah, my 20's will go by fast and I want to enjoy every second of it.                                  

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Some of you probably have a boyfriend/girlfriend and/or love your family very much. Some of you decided that you like vacationing with your boyfriend/girlfriend/family the most and I also love it. The thing is I need small trips, big trips with my friends(+ boyfriend). When you travel with your friends everything you do is a little bit crazier, a little bit more adventurous, a little bit funnier. Vacationing with your family/boyfriend (or both!) is chill, romantic, relaxing but you definitely feel more mature when you are with them. I don't want to feel mature yet. I need the wild 20's.                                                                     

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 - xo Sarah

 

 

TAGS: 20s, travel, traveling, wild, young

Pinkvelvet on the road: The Bahamas

August 29, 2017 by Sarah Moniri

After I graduated from high school, my wanderlust was enormous! I've wanted to travel to a few cities in the US and see the Bahamas- BEST. DECISION. EVER. Seriously, take your travel buddy and go far away. The Bahamas were like a postcard come to live and I want to share my experience and some tips:

1.The hotel.

The island of Bahamas is more than 700 island! Exuma is the island where you can swim with pigs !! We flew to Nassau and stayed at  the Breezes Resort  which was perfect for us. It's an all inclusive resort with a friendly staff, a private beach and good food. I think about 4 hot meals a day and gained 4 kilograms worth it. I would not recommend the Hotel for familys, it's getting crazy around the break and was packed with young people.

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2. Drink a Bahama Mama !! 

I didn't know that this was a drink but I loved it !!!

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3. Take a trip to Nassau - colorful houses everywhere.

For someone who loves color, this city was a dream come true. We just walked around town and I took a lot of pictures of pink, blue and green houses. Color can add so much cheerfulness and you just felt a positive vibe in this city.

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4. Take a trip to the small islands.

Originally we wanted to swim with pigs. Unfortunately, we were to far away but the option was to see iguanas, sharks and astonish the beautiful nature! We decided to book the Exuma tour and a trip to Sandy Toes. My personal favourite was sandy toes, due to the fact that the ocean had the clearest turquoise I´ve had ever seen.

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He was preparing food in the Ocean!!!

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5. Visit the Atlantis.

They had Ben & Jerry's so ... But if you like aqua parks you can get a ticket without being a hotel guest!

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6. Take too many pictures. 

The Bahamas is not a place you'll visit every year, so take pictures at least three times on your camera! We felt like it was necessary to wear  Flash tattoos - dont ask me why. I don't want to tell you what to wear.

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I hope you are planning your trip to the Bahamas already!

-xoxo Sarah

TAGS: Bahamas, budget, cheap travel , student, student budget, travel