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eXXpedition Round the World: a pioneering ocean sailing expedition to circumnavigate the globe with the aim of raising awareness of, and solutions to, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastics and toxics.
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If you're not all that creative or like to sew, I get it! You can always purchase bags at your local craft market from someone who is.  The point though is to make sure to reduce the use of unnecessary plastic bags. 
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So many of us have been caught up in the purchasing of "Things!". Our places are becoming crowded and we haven't any more room to spare. Instead of throwing out some of those items that are still in great shape, consider, reselling them, donating them or turning them into something else. 
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Tip 1 - Bring the "TO-GO" coffee cup and personal water bottle!  It's easy to forget but making sure before you leave your home in the morning, you have both your reusable coffee cup and your reusable water bottle, diverts an incredible amount of waste to landfills. Approximately 60 million water bottles are land-filled a...
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The Meso American Barrier Reef, also known as the Great Mayan Reef, stretches along the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula down to the Bay Islands of Honduras in the Caribbean Ocean, covering a distance of 1000 kilometres making it the second largest barrier reef in the world.
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My significant other (at the time) and I bought a custom wooden 35-foot pilothouse sloop at Stones Marina, in Nanaimo, British Columbia (BC), back in 2010. The boat had already had its life adventure out at sea, and since we had absolutely no experience, we thought it could teach us a thing or two. She...
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Paradise, Heaven El Dorado, the Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, Utopia: all synonyms for a perfect place – either religious, political, ecological, economical, or all combined- that is considered to be highly desirable, exemplary, yet non-existent.
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There are very few countries in the world that speak as much to the imagination as England: part of the island of Great Britain, lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, for centuries this kingdom has been – and still is – a dominant (colonial) world power. And, as a true kingdom befits,...
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Swinging from giant trees, sleeping with wild wolves, talking to animals and living in the jungle: who did NOT want to be Mowgli when growing up? As you grow older, it becomes painfully clear this paradise only exists in childhood fantasies, not in our current everyday world. Or does it?
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I know some people who live by the “I can’t/I couldn’t do _____” and indeed, they can’t. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. More than ever, I am committed to living an “I CAN” life.
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