Ethical Sales for Black Friday

Hi friends! I am recovering from yesterdays festivities, but there are some great GREAT ethical steals happening and I could not share them. First and foremost tomorrow I am a proud proud member of #FairTuesday...there is a Pin It to Win It contest going on right now!! Get over there and star pinning from the amazing fair trade vendors. Now let’s get to the ethical Black Friday sales!   Lastly friends, I will be walking my hood to support Small… View Post

Happy Thanksgiving

To those in the U.S. Happy happy Thanksgiving! I’m nearly on my way to a busy day with family and friends and hope you are too! But I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION for reading Made-To-Travel, it really means the world to me. (quote via ebert quotes) So thankful for all of you. Have a wonderful wonderful day! View Post
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Where I’m Donating for Haiyan Relief

(image source Convoy of Hope) So my cousin who’s on the ground in Tacloban and Cebu is working tirelessly to cover the aftermath of Haiyan in the Philippines as a journalist, she’s worn tired and hasn’t been able to recommend a place to donate but when she does will definitely update. I did some research on my own and found Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope already had programs in place feeding children in Cebu and Manila and were at… View Post


(photo via Daily Mail twitter here) Friends, this is Tacloban, a small small city by a beautiful bay in the Philippines…this is one of the places decimated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the largest typhoon to ever land on soil EVER….this place also happens to be where my aunt lives, my Tita A…and Tita A happens to be one of the pillars of my family, she is pushing 90–but like a cool, mean 90–she is beautiful, and probably the most valued… View Post

Ethical Winter Coats and How to Pick One for You

Okay I’ll finally admit it…winter is coming :(. I am a HUGE believer in investing in a great winter coat. I bought a new winter coat last year from Hessnatur (saaadly, closed US shop) but before that I used the same one for 5 years!!! A couple of reasons why I splurge on a coat: 1) A good warm coat, even at a bargain, will not be cheap…so might as well! 2) I hate being cold! HATE! So if it’s… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

(image source @white_african on instagram) Hi friends! Happy Monday :D. I had a fantastic weekend hope you all did too! Here are some awesome reasons why I hearted the internet this week! Please enjoy…  Above- I’m OBSESSED with Instagram spotlights… this week Kenya. Cats in little hats :D…via Yes and Yes. THANK GOODNESS! Team USA is finally wearing uniforms made in the USA. I’m a big fan of hot yoga, so very interesting for me to read this list of… View Post