Well its a Guilty Pleasure of mine- Travel
While we all admit there is a great environmental cost associated with traveling, its not something most of us are willing to give up entirely. This was my first trip out of the country since 2019, so I do not feel quite so guilty!
A few little things I always make sure I do when I fly:
-Take your own bottle for water, you can fill it once you pass airport security
(always surprises me how few people know or do this!)
-take your own toiletries (I have been refilling the same travel bottles for years now!)
-take reusable shopping bags with you (you are probably going to buy groceries at some point
Some things that made me cringe but I did anyway:
-prepackaged snacks mid flight
-plastic baggies for backpacking food.... though I did bring most of these back with me to reuse!
(thought about the reuseables but could not justify the extra room and pack weight for this trip)
Ecochick Products I loved having with me:
-Coconut Body Lotion
-Change Toothpaste Tabs (had my friend using them too!)
-routine natural deodorant (Curator)
-Grin Toothbrush (head only to make things ultralight!)
A few deets about the trip:
My friend mentioned the Trans Catalina Trail to me earlier this summer, when he said he was not sure about doing it himself, I naturally offered myself up as a hiking partner.
Catalina Island is located off the coast of Los Angeles, a short (1 hourish) ferry ride from the mainland. There is a small town and ferry drop off at each end. The Trail is about 65km in length, 5 primitive campsites along the way (3 of them Ocean view!) , and we hiked it in about 5 days. We were able to indulge in 3 restaurant meals while on the trail, which was key to me keeping my pack weight low enough for my little frame to carry !
Natural fauna include Foxes, Lizards, snakes (though never saw any) and a herd of Bison introduced in the 1920s for filming a Western Movie, we saw all of these except the snakes!
I will simply say the rest with Photos as one of those is worth 1000 words, or so they say ;)