Traveling with a zero trash goal sure is challenging, but we’re doing all we can to stick to it. April came and went in a flash. This month we managed to get a real count of our trash, which we’re updating monthly on Facebook. You can see it below. As you can see, it’s been very difficult for us to source food which doesn’t come in plastic bags. Between the tortillas, bread, bagged veggies, etc… we had a plastic bag of some sort for almost every day of the month. We started getting better by the end of the month at bringing our own containers to establishments. For example, you can get fresh tortillas right off the press in so many parts of Mexico, but they bag them. I started bringing a plate and asking them to put a dozen tortillas on them. I stored them in a re-used cranberry ziplock bag when I get back to the van. Some street vendors have pre-packaged food, like sun-dried fruit. I’ve been emptying the contents into glass jars and returning the bag to the merchant Click To Tweet Still the plastic bags remain an issue. We finished our Costco box of granola bars. We now stick to nuts and dates. It’s hard to bake cookies in the van! by which I mean impossible. We’ll have to try harder to find non-grocery store cookies, or another alternative. We had extra milk cartons this month from the puppy’s formula, but milk cartons remain difficult to deal with. We mostly drink almond milk, which can be homemade if you have a blender, but that’s not an option in the van. Still looking for a solution. We kept some recyclables for almost a whole month looking for a place to dump them. Aluminum cans turned out to be really easy, we drop them off at metal scraps places, they take them willingly. Plastic and glass bottles proved to be impossible to recycle in Baja. Fortunately, we didn’t have any plastic bottles, and glass doesn’t have too hard of an impact on the environment, but from now on we’re going to have to stick to cans. Carrying recyclables is a space hog and it suffocates us. If you would like to join us and pick up the… Continue Reading
Quickly I stumbled through my bag to grab all of the necessary ingredients to cook up this tasty timelapse of a sunset in Mexico.
Did you know the entire sky rotates around the North star? Check out this long exposure from the Sea of Cortez called Rotation Point.
Is this real or just a mirage? Let’s hear this Oasis Sunrise and find out.
It’s not all about us! Today we’re introducing Jesus Salazar Photography, his wonderful vision of his native Baja, and his role in saving ecosystems.
Lightweight, durable, versatile! Dress these up or down, but what ARE these Perfect Travel Sandals?!
A fine reward is in store for those who work for what they want. The end result is always better when you put some effort into it!
Ever seen a river delta at it’s lowest tide? What about at it’s highest? How about a timelapse of it doing all of it’s magicalness? Open this post and you will have!
Being Zero Waste is already hard at home, try taking it on the road! We’re sharing our Zero Waste Travel stories with you!
Ever seen that sunset or sunrise that leaves a footprint in you? If you haven’t, you should get out more and watch the sunrise and set!
What’s your favorite place to rest? Mine is a Beachside Snooze :) Tune in and listen.
It’s so expensive to travel California you’d think the Golden State and its Golden Gate are actually made of gold. Don’t worry, We have your helpful tips for cheap California travel.
You never really know how big a place is until you see it from above. Check out a timelapse of this sprawling Mexican city from above.
From the distance all you hear are farts. Cross over the sand dunes to find hundreds of giant piles of blubber. They are elephant seals of course!
Hundreds of them lazing in the sunshine!!! What are they up to? and most importantly, what does this scene sound like?!! This is elephant seal mating season