Ecotourism

18 Ways to Volunteer in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

18 Ways to Volunteer in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Volunteer in Puerto Vallarta with Children, Animals, Seniors & in Nature!

Hiking Monkey Mountain in Sayulita - Full Video!

Hiking Monkey Mountain in Sayulita - Full Video!

Monkey Mountain is one of the most exotic jungle hikes in the Riviera Nayarit, located just north of Punta de Mita.

Press: Radio Interview with 104.3FM The Good Morning Wake Up Show in Puerto Vallarta

Press: Radio Interview with 104.3FM The Good Morning Wake Up Show in Puerto Vallarta

By Michael Nolen, Host of the Good Morning Wake Up Show.

In this interview, I discuss my life story, why I started the blog, tips about living abroad in Puerto Vallarta & some of my travel experiences.

Discover the Botanical Gardens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (+Video)

Discover the Botanical Gardens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (+Video)

Enjoy the flora & other native plants to Mexico, hike their 14 trails, eat at their authentic Mexican restaurant & visit one of the many waterfalls at Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

6 Best Waterfall Hikes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

6 Best Waterfall Hikes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

How does a day full of rock climbing, crystal clear swim holes & chasing waterfalls sound? Check out this post for the best waterfall hikes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

21 photos + video to inspire you to explore Playa Punta Negra in Mexico

21 photos + video to inspire you to explore Playa Punta Negra in Mexico

Discover Puerto Vallarta ‘Unda da Sea’! See Manta Rays, Sea Urchins, Tropical Fish & Eel in the crystal clear waters of Playa Punta Negra.

4 ways to give back for the holidays in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 ways to give back for the holidays in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

During the holiday season, taking the time to help the less fortunate is the ultimate way to share holiday cheer. Here are 4 ways you can do that in PV. 

How to visit Palouse Falls, WA, in a day & get that epic photo • My Deztination

How to visit Palouse Falls, WA, in a day & get that epic photo • My Deztination

This epic waterfall hike in Washington State will give the Grand Canyon a run for its money! Take a look at my tips on how to do a trip to Palouse Falls in a day!

21 Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Mexico - My Deztination

21 Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip to Mexico - My Deztination

Here are 21 of my favorite photos from my Solo trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! 

10 Reasons Hawaii is still the BEST place on Earth - My Deztination

10 Reasons Hawaii is still the BEST place on Earth - My Deztination

There is great debate as to which Islands are the best in the world, but after traveling to many competitors, Hawaii is still the best place on earth. Here's 10 reasons why:

How to Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand - My Deztination via Elephant Nature Park

How to Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand - My Deztination via Elephant Nature Park

Learn how to get up close and personal with Elephants in Thailand! Becoming a volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park just got easier with my step-by-step guide!

I Traveled for Pleasure & Came Home with Purpose ♥ My Deztination

I Traveled for Pleasure & Came Home with Purpose ♥ My Deztination

My first international trip was as exhilarating as it was intimidating. I went on a journey of self discovery & came home with a mission to make a difference.   

Horse Neglect in Indonesia - Tourists Find Another Ride 🐎 My Deztination

Horse Neglect in Indonesia - Tourists Find Another Ride 🐎 My Deztination

Though Indonesia was my favorite deztination in Southeast Asia, the irresponsible tourism activities exploiting animals and children were heart breaking. Read about my experience there, what I did to make a difference and what you can do from home. 

Advocating for Animals, A Solo Travelers Dream 🐘 My Deztination

Advocating for Animals, A Solo Travelers Dream 🐘 My Deztination

An interview held by Katie Dunn, Reporter for the Statesman Examiner, discusses the tale of solo female traveler Dez Kjolseth, and her journey across the world working with influential causes, traveling on a budget and teaching others how to do it, too.

Pet Travel, Flights, Moving to Hawaii, Animal Quarantine Tips & More!

Pet Travel, Flights, Moving to Hawaii, Animal Quarantine Tips & More!

All of your questions answered about traveling with your pet here! Read my tips on vaccinations, documentation prep, flights, medications, pet packing checklist, Service Animal Registration, what to ask your Vet and Hawaii Animal Quarantine! 

Don't let your pet out of the house until you've checked out these tips! 

21 Photos to Inspire You to Volunteer at ENP, Thailand 🐘 My Deztination

21 Photos to Inspire You to Volunteer at ENP, Thailand 🐘 My Deztination

The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is one of the worlds most successful rescue sanctuaries for endangered animals exploited for tourism. 

I was given the amazing opportunity to volunteer in the veterinary student program, and created this article to inspire you to do it, too!

8 Reasons to Inspire You to Become a Traveling Volunteer ✌ My Deztination

8 Reasons to Inspire You to Become a Traveling Volunteer ✌ My Deztination

If you're still unsure about what it would be like to volunteer around the world, here are 8 great reasons why you should consider it!

Why I Gave Up My Executive Career In Hawaii To Travel The World ♥ My Deztination

Why I Gave Up My Executive Career In Hawaii To Travel The World ♥ My Deztination

When I moved to Hawaii, everyone thought I was crazy. When I gave up my career in Hawaii to travel the world, everyone thought I'd went insane!