Earlier this year I wrote a post expressing my anger at tourists who support cruel animal attractions, where animals get beaten into submission and constantly abused behind the scenes. After the recent tragic zoo shootings of Harambe the gorilla and the two lions in Chile, as well as last week’s raiding of Tiger Temple in
I never noticed just how much damage we as tourists sometimes cause to the places we visit, until I saw the horrific effects of tourism during a trip to Bali. That journey changed me for the better and gave me a heightened awareness of sustainable travel. What is sustainable travel exactly? To put it simply—it’s
You don’t look cool. You don’t look brave. People (at least informed ones) do not envy you. Instead, we are looking at you and shaking our heads. I can’t tell you how often Travel Lushes gets tagged in Instagram photos of people riding elephants or taking selfies with sedated tigers. News flash: these animals are
Once upon a time, I worked as a video editor for The Home Depot. It’s a gigantic corporation with a ton of employees who hold very intriguing positions – some I never even knew existed until securing a job there. One woman in particular that fascinates me holds the title of “Director of Trend &
What comes to mind when you think of Saint Lucia? If it’s lush greenery, tranquil beaches, vibrant culture, tantalizing food and drinks, and a buzzing nightlife – you’ve pretty much nailed it. Saint Lucia is a stunning Caribbean island brimming with lively people and plenty of engaging local attractions to make your trip memorable. St.
Four years ago, an old high school classmate of mine invited me to St. Lucia via a Facebook message. Kim noticed I was a travel addict and told me I should come to her country and experience Carnival. I don’t think she expected me to buy a plane ticket that very same day, but I
It has happened to us all at some point or another. You hunt for the best deal possible for a plane ticket to that awesome destination you’re trying to get to, decide to check back later hoping for something cheaper, and gasp in horror as an even higher price stares you in the face. Frustrating.