Three stories of sustainable travel in Kenya — where indigenous people of Africa come together to protect what they love.

Umoja Women. Art by Katie Healy.
Umoja Women. Art by Katie Healy.
(Illustration Credits: Katie Healy)

I have travelled long and far, across many terrains from deserts to jungles, seen all kinds of museums and architectural feats of mankind, chased many a sunset and craved mind-blowing adventures.

My most memorable travel experiences were the ones where either I opened my hearts to the locals or let nature consume me utterly and in unimaginable ways.

The opportunity to interact with local communities is a privilege and an honour. To learn more about their culture, their traditions, their lives — knowing they are quite different, but also the same in so many regards. …


Be an ally — the burden to learn is on the ignorant, not the persecuted

Black Lives Matter. Art by Lacey Hennessey.
Black Lives Matter. Art by Lacey Hennessey.
(Illustration Credits: Lacey Hennessey)

A brief history of what led to the BLM movement

The indigenous people of Africa were uprooted and transferred in huge numbers as part of the slave trade in colonial times. This was a common practice in the USA until the 13th Amendment was passed on June 19th, 1865.

However, Black people in the US continued to suffer due to blatant discrimination enforced by Jim Crow Laws especially in the southern states.


The waves of eco-tourism are here and the dolphins are loving it.

Riding the waves back to her pod.

There is dolphin-ately an orca-stra playing in the background, or maybe, nature just loves to dance on its own tuna. 🐬

In gloomy times like these, stuck at home in our four walls, we are all desperate to welcome any good news that comes our way.

The Sardinia dolphins, chilling near the port, recently made news as ‘Venetian dolphins returning to the canals amidst the pandemic’. I wonder how many of us, well-meaning folks cheering on the epic comeback of nature, are aware of our capability to make a difference when we travel next.

The Majestic Guardians of the Sea.

Spinning in the water, flipping in…


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I was ecstatic and completely in awe when news came pouring from all around the world that nature is reclaiming every inch of our earth. I’m sure many of you were too.

Oh deer! From the sika deer in the streets of Japan to the pig time take over by the wild boars in Barcelona — I just couldn’t stop cheering them on.

Even the glorious Venitian canals are now clear and calm. So much so that the swans and fishes could be seen frequenting the waterways instead of the gondolas.

The silver linings were in abundance.


Responsible travel is not a ‘trend’, it is the ultimate travel experience.

Shhhh! Social distancing in progress.

I am turtley looking forward to travelling again once this pandemic simmers down. But when you come out of your shell, there is a different world that awaits you. A world where nature has been recovering from years of exploitation and dammit, it’s beautiful. 😍

Looking at the thousands of sea turtles returning to beaches around the world — from Thailand to Brazil, from India to Florida, nature seems to have taken back its reigns and created its magic yet again. Taking humans out of the equation gave back a safe haven for these endangered sea turtles.

‘The earth is…

Rivi

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