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Recycled Fashion from Stay Vocal

Recycled Fashion From Stay Vocal I felt an instant kinship with Stay Vocal founder Alex Eaves. Both of us began our careers in the music business (Alex as a street promotions and merch rep for bands such as 311 and Anti-Flag, me as both a performer and

Piedra Escondida Hotel- Tulum, Mexico

Piedra Escondida Hotel- Tulum, Mexico   With only 9 rooms, no pool, and few of the other luxuries that lead many travelers to frequent all-inclusives, the Piedra Escondida Hotel may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But with its thatched palapa roofs, soothing ocean breezes, stunning sunsets, and

Three Terrific Tents for Autumn 2013

Three Terrific Tents for Autumn 2013   Some of my earliest, fondest travel memories from my childhood involved camping with my parents, who led the youth group at our local church for several years.   From the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and Springer Mountain (which marks the beginning of the Appalachian Trail)

Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica Rosalie, Dominica • 877-732-2864   Set in a picturesque valley where the Rosalie River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Rosalie Bay Resort is an exceptional eco-boutique hotel with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, wellness, and farm-to-table organic food.   Located around 45 minutes from Dominica‘s

Miller Union Restaurant: Atlanta, Georgia

  Miller Union Restaurant 999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta • 678-733-8550   Built on a site once occupied by the Miller Union Stockyards, this foodie favorite  was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurant Award. Owner/chef Steven Satterfield’s approach to farm-to-table freshness has earned rave reviews from

Alltournative Jungle Maya Expedition: Outdoor Adventure in the Riviera Maya

Alltournative Jungle Maya Expedition Outdoor Adventure in the Riviera Maya   Billed as an “eco-archaeological expedition,” Alltournative’s Jungle Maya Expedition is an adventurous 8-hour tour tailor-made for serious adrenaline junkies. Picking up from hotels in Cancun and throughout the Riviera Maya, the socially responsible company transports guests to

Ethnotek: Socially Responsible Backpacks and Messenger Bags

  I’ve been a huge fan of global culture ever since I first launched my World Music column, “A Different Drum,” for INsite Magazine back in 1994. So I was delighted recently to discover ETHNOTEK, a hip young company with the tagline “Celebrating & promoting world culture one bag at

WeWOOD Wooden Watches

WeWOOD Wooden Watches   I’m not normally much of a materialist, but I have to confess I’ve been coveting the gorgeous line of wooden watches from WeWOOD for quite some time now.   I’ve always loved the look of natural woods– my house is filled with hand-carved