When I moved to NYC, my first job, and my first boss, was — there’s no other way to put it — absolutely awful. She bashed down my every action, down to tasks as menial as texting me every morning to remind me to “really think about” what I was wearing that day. Fast forward to today, and I am fortunate enough to not only host events that are trendy — they are also inclusive. Tonight marks the last event of the year for @impacttravel_nyc, and a special celebration with one of my personal favorite tourism companies: @nycurbanadventures. If you’re looking for a way to empower a community through something as simple as your Friday night cocktail choice (seriously, it’s that easy), @urbanadventures will teach you how. Shout out to everyone who came out tonight to support and connect with one another. A special thank you to @thelatelate for hosting us, and of course, to @nycurbanadventures for believing and investing in my vision to build and foster a community. Onwards and up ✨
Tuesday night traditions with my @impacttravelalliance fam ✨
Snuck back to #NYC ✨ Come see me this Wednesday for our happy hour @thelatelate in the LES. To sweeten the offer, we’ve put together a contest where you can win a bottle on the house with a Friday night reservation. Check out the latest post on @nycurbanadventures for details. #localsknow #thisissustainable
Hi, I’ve found heaven.
I’m in the Guanacaste region, an area that’s on the northwest side of the country and one of the most heavily visited parts of Costa Rica. Despite the country’s reputation for eco-friendly travel, this area is actually unfortunately filled with less-than-friendly practices for both the environment and locals alike. And the space is riddled with complexities, like brands slapping the word “eco” on something even when it’s not, or a complete lack of transparency in terms of knowing whether your tourism dollars are supporting the local community. I spent several hours researching sustainable, community based, eco travel and other conscious tourism offerings in the area, and frustratingly kept coming up with dead ends and a lack of resources. I’m obsessed with sustainable tourism, and I found this research exhausting and confusing. I reached out to the @impacttravelalliance community as well, and came up with the least amount of leads that I ever have from crowdsourcing. But after a week in the country, and countless conversations with locals, I’m incredibly excited about the offerings in this region. I’ve found some great culturally immersive, community based tourism experiences (I was told they didn’t exist here), as well as some amazing local companies that support both environment + community. Can’t wait to share all of this with you. #thisissustainable