ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life
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ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life

When was the last time you really looked at someone in the eyes? Or allowed yourself to embrace vulnerability? Or practiced gifting unconditionally? I am at a breathtaking eco-friendly retreat center and community called Puerta A La Vida in Costa Rica near a seaside town on the Pacific Coast. Crickets chirping, howler monkeys roaring, butterflies […]

5 Reasons to Journey to Central America This Winter
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5 Reasons to Journey to Central America This Winter

If you’re planning to be in Central America this winter, whether or not it’s for an upcoming festival such as Cosmic Convergence, Envision Festival, or Geoparadise – Tribal Gathering, we invite you on a life-changing journey through our network. Guatemala, the land of eterna primavera (eternal spring), was the first Latin American country I traveled […]

10 Reasons to Go Global with Your Yoga Practice
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10 Reasons to Go Global with Your Yoga Practice

“Every one of a thousand cities around the world had it’s own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” – Ryu Murakami Life is too short not to experience every last drop of it. Journeying to foreign lands makes you realize how much is […]

From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua
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From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua

Reposted from: http://circulo.com.ni/coming-full-circle When my friends would talk about how they want to grow up and be millionaires, I’d respond, “Screw that! I’m going to be a billionaire.” Growing up, I was consumed by expectations. I wanted what the world told me I wanted. I longed to be rich and successful and I knew there were certain […]

The Traveler’s Apothecary: Essential Herbs and Remedies For Every Traveler
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The Traveler’s Apothecary: Essential Herbs and Remedies For Every Traveler

From Amazonian parasites, to Zanzibari malaise, I’ve experienced my fair share of sickness abroad. I consider myself lucky compared to some of the horror stories I’ve heard, but travel can take a serious toll on your energy and health. I always travel with a full supply of herbal medicines and tinctures to keep my energy […]

How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton
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How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton

The PermaculTourism Initiative is a regenerative tourism project which offers educational travel experiences which serve local communities. This project has taken shape through our annual Permaculture Adventure in the Himalayas, which includes service-learning projects at a high-school, a small family farm, and a Tibetan refugee settlement. There are a lot of exciting success stories from […]

Regenerative Nomadism: Exploring the Depths of Natural Farming in Bali
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Regenerative Nomadism: Exploring the Depths of Natural Farming in Bali

Coming to Bali for the first time is like entering an entirely new world. This island, is a wild mix of old and new, containing parallel worlds living together. It goes beyond barriers and shows stark contrasts consistently, as one walks along broken footpaths into shiny stores. Though here, even in technological 2015, the Hindu […]

I caught the ‘capitalism-itis’ virus… and it changed my life
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I caught the ‘capitalism-itis’ virus… and it changed my life

This blog was inspired by “The end of capitalism has begun”, an excerpt in The Guardian from Paul Mason’s new book “Post-Capitalism”. In this article, Paul Mason brilliantly packages what many of us in the ecovillage/regenerative living community have felt for a long time, that capitalism (at least as we know it today) is on […]

How Travelers Can Be Change Agents
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How Travelers Can Be Change Agents

Reposted from Travel-Alchemy Did you know that every time you step out your door, you have an opportunity to make change in the world? When we venture out into the wider world, we can become agents of social and cultural change, transforming the world around us, and within us. Travel affords us an opportunity to […]