I’ve tested and reviewed a lot of shampoo and conditioner bars (dozens!), and I have to say, Viori is among the best. And I’m talking about the whole package – the ingredients, the plastic-free packaging, and the company’s dedication to supporting a rural indigenous tribe in Southern China. What else makes Viori unique? Their rice […]
20 Sustainable Clothing Brands & What Makes Them Better
The best thing we can all do to make our clothing more sustainable is to buy less of it. The second-best thing we can do? Buy better. And the way I see it, if we focus on better – on having high standards for the quality, sustainability, and beauty of the clothes we choose to […]
Baja Packing List: 17 Items to Make Your Trip Better on Land & Sea
Baja California’s extreme terrain and famously unpredictable weather make a tricky destination to pack for. I recently spent almost three weeks in Baja California Sur, and it took me a fraction of that time to realize that most of what I had carefully packed was wrong. Note: This is my packing list for an adventurous […]
UnCruise Baja 2023 Review: Highs & Lows of a Surprisingly Excellent Adventure
This is my full review of UnCruise in Baja California – a small ship adventure cruise I took in 2023. Read on for everything you need to know: highlights, pre-trip plans, the food, the dress code, a day-by-day itinerary, and what makes UnCruise a much more sustainable Mexico cruise option. I recently said goodbye to Baja […]
So Big Cruise Ships Are Bad for the Environment… But Why?
This post is a simple overview of the biggest sustainability problems in the cruise industry, why exactly cruise ships are so bad for the environment – and some solutions. (All from interviews with experts.) Among other foiled travel plans for 2020, I had scheduled a dreamy sounding trip to Mexico with UnCruise, a company that bills […]
How to Find More Sustainable Hotels Anywhere You Travel
These are the best hotel booking platforms where you can find ethical, eco-friendly, sustainable hotels (and other accommodations, including hostels and homestays). I founded Tilted Map (this blog!) on the idea that we can make any kind of travel more sustainable. It doesn’t have to involve an eco-lodge in the rainforest. And this guide to […]
Terraseed Review: The Only Honestly Plastic-free Vitamins?
This is my full review of Terraseed – a complete, vegan multivitamin in plastic-free, biodegradable packaging. Read on for my comparison of Terraseed vs. other brands with (relatively) sustainable vitamin packaging. Let me cut straight to the point: Genuinely sustainable packaging for supplements and vitamins is extremely hard to find. While researching this Terraseed review, […]
Smooth Skin & No Trash? [Testing Leaf’s New Plastic-free Dermaplaning Tool]
Leaf Shave Co. – a brand I trust and have reviewed in-depth before – just launched something that didn’t exist until now: An eco-friendly alternative to the popular (but disposable) at-home dermaplaning tools from brands like Kitsch and About The Glow. (Well, technically, they started selling the dermaplaner in January, but I wanted to take my time […]
Should You Buy Carbon Offsets for Your Travel or… Something Else?
This is Part 4 in my series about the carbon footprint of travel, and what we can do about it. If you need to catch up, here are the other pieces: Part 1 – why I’m doing all of this; Part 2 – my emissions from flights in 2022; Part 3 – a comparison of […]
I Got Hit by a Bread Truck in France: Would Travel Insurance Have Even Helped?
One of the big questions in travel planning is Do You Actually Need Travel Insurance? It’s also one of the questions I’ve consistently ignored… But after an accident in France, I think I’m finally learning my lesson. For years, I’ve confidently told friends and family, “Yes, you should get travel insurance. It doesn’t cost very […]
23 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably in 2023 (in 2 Sentences Each!)
Okay, I meant two sentences each on average. But in the spirit of my New Year’s resolution – more action, less perfection – I’m doing my best to keep this short and sweet! Most of these are products and ideas that I’ve written thousands of words about elsewhere on the blog, so consider this your miniature […]
The Best Travel Carbon Calculators [To Find Lower-Emission Flights & Travel]
This is Part 3 in my series about understanding, calculating and reducing the carbon emissions of travel, and particularly of flights. (Part 1 is about why I decided to take on this massive project. Part 2 is about calculating my carbon emissions from flights in 2022. And Part 4 is about whether you should carbon offsets […]