ABOUT | July 31, 2014

Welcome to Ecowander!

Learn about the blog and why I'm starting it.


Welcome to Ecowander! My name is Carrie and I am the founder of Ecowander, a green travel blog. Here you will find tips, tricks and guides to minimize your environmental footprint on your travels. Additionally, I will be chronicling my own ecowanders as I explore the world. I started this blog to share my passion for traveling and my love for the environment.

I think I was born with the travel bug. As a kid, I remember every summer going on family vacations— traveling to Yosemite, Glacier National Park, and boating in the San Juan Islands. I was one lucky kid. I was especially fortunate that my parents took me to such beautiful places that forever instilled a connection to nature within me. As I grew up, I continued to travel. In college, I studied abroad in Australia and from there was able to visit New Zealand and Fiji. Just last year, I explored China and Thailand. In all my excursions, there has been a common theme: nature. And if I get even more specific: the ocean. I love the ocean and everything about it— the sound of the waves, the smell of the air, and of course, the sea creatures… even sharks!

My love for the ocean greatly influenced my schooling and career path. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences, focusing on the ocean and climate change. I then completed my Master of Science in Environmental Management, concentrating on sustainable business and climate change adaptations and mitigations. I have now been working in the sustainability field for three years and I am currently working at Disney on the Environment & Conservation team.

It is with my professional and educational background and my obsession with exploring that I want to give others the tools to be environmentally conscious while traveling. In this blog, I will provide you with recommendations and ideas to help reduce your environmental footprint on your adventures, including your water, waste and carbon impact. I will also provide you with travel guides with suggestions of green activities in places, cities, and countries around the globe. I understand the challenges of incorporating green activities or practices into traveling, so allow Ecowander to be your go-to guide, and let me do the research for you.

Enjoy. Stay tuned, ecowanderers!