8 of the Most Inspiring Eco Hostels, Lodges, and Eco Hotels in the World

8 of the Most Inspiring Eco Hostels, Lodges, and Eco Hotels in the World

If you’ve been following Just Leaving Footprints for a while now, you know that this site is as much about sustainability as it is about tourism and travel. While I have been traveling quite slowly and mainly staying with friends, I have yet to stay 

Vegetarian NYC: Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Restaurants in NYC

Vegetarian NYC: Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly Restaurants in NYC

Last month my husband and I went on an amazing jam packed honeymoon to New York City. I for one was thrilled on our destination because I heard that NYC is one of the most vegan and vegetarian friendly cities in the world! I was 

Ethical Animal Tourism: Emma’s Family Experience in South East Asia

Ethical Animal Tourism: Emma’s Family Experience in South East Asia

My family and I have always enjoyed exploring new places together, and in 2017 we went on our first overseas adventure, to South East Asia. We travelled to four countries in four months, and we continue to plan many more extended trips as our kids 

Donating to Algae Biofuel Research as a Way of Carbon Offsetting

Donating to Algae Biofuel Research as a Way of Carbon Offsetting

If you’re like me you probably know that your somewhat healthy travel addiction is not so healthy for the planet. You want to see the world but you feel guilty as hell knowing your air travel is polluting the Earth. So what the hell are 

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Kelowna, BC

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Kelowna, BC

For the past few years I have been thinking a lot about eating a more sustainable and healthy diet. Over the last two years I started eating only “sustainably sourced” meats and then started cutting back on even that. Recently I have become a vegetarian 

14 Zero Waste Essentials: Toiletries to DIY

14 Zero Waste Essentials: Toiletries to DIY

Whether you want to ditch toxic chemicals, say goodbye to disposable plastic or a mixture of the two, you will probably need to start making some of your own products. While there are some natural, zero waste brands out there, it can save you money 

Banana Backpacks: Supporting Education and Clean Water in Cambodia

Banana Backpacks: Supporting Education and Clean Water in Cambodia

Banana Backpacks: Anika’s Experience in Cambodia Travel is full of defining moments. Growing up with a family who spent months overseas in Indonesia, these experiences marked me from a young age. There was one particular moment, however, that truly defined both my path and my 

16 of the Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes from Around the World

16 of the Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes from Around the World

Travel has shown me so many beautiful places but also has opened my eyes to what a huge problem the environment is currently facing. Aside from offsetting my carbon on flights I decided to start living a more sustainable lifestyle to better care for this 

Sustainable Alternatives to Animal Tourism

Sustainable Alternatives to Animal Tourism

Why do we need animal tourism alternatives in the first place? The tourism industry has been known for its abuse of animals. Most zoos and other popular forms of interacting with wild animals around the world are not sustainable. Read along to find some sustainable 

Reduce Your Ecological Footprint: 23 Ways to Get Started

Reduce Your Ecological Footprint: 23 Ways to Get Started

Are you thinking about trying to reduce your ecological footprint? I sure am, and I have some questions here that explain why: When was the last time you went for a walk and didn’t see any litter on the street? How about the last time