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Books and resources to prepare kids for worldschooling, or any family travels

What is the best school in the world? Ask a worldschooler and they’ll answer “the whole world is a school!” Many families, including ours, are choosing family travel to give our kids the best education we can provide. Whether as dedicated worldschoolers, travelling long-term around the globe, or by including...

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Merry ECO Christmas! 10 green gift ideas for home and travel.

That time of year is upon us again! Giving a gift to a loved one can be a beautiful way to demonstrate your feelings… or a stressful and expensive exercise in consumerism. The season of giving should be about thoughtfulness and gratitude, and it doesn’t need to cost the earth....

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Why is palm oil bad? And is boycotting it the answer?

Palm oil is ubiquitous in our modern life. It is in one of every 2 items on a Western supermarket shelf and has over 500 different names. It has seeped into nearly every category of products we buy: from chocolate, chips, bread and butter, to cosmetics and toiletries (including razor...

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Our quest for an ethical elephant encounter: the Mahouts Elephant Foundation.

Like many people, meeting some elephants was one of the things we were really looking forward to on our South East Asia trip last year. Finding a truly ethical elephant encounter is surprising difficult, given the number of elephant sanctuaries and tourist opportunities, in Thailand especially. Elephant tourism is a...

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The best drink bottles for kids!

We have tried stacks of reusable drink bottles since having kids. Some have broken, others have become too small, and of course some have gotten lost! But we persevere because we think it’s important that our children drink quality water everyday, and we don’t want to buy disposable bottles for...