First of all, thank you for being here.
Second, this not a travel blog. I am more complex than that. I am a Slowmad. I have been living a "nomadic" life since 2016, and in January 2019, I narrowed it all down into one backpack. But I don’t relocate every other week. I travel consciously and cautiously; monitoring the impact that my journeys may have on the environment.
Ethical travel doesn’t only involve taking buses over planes. It involves supporting small businesses, eating plant-based, locally sourced foods, conscious sightseeing (eg. avoiding tourist attractions that exploit animals). To me, "ethical travel" means journeying with a purpose.
I travel to learn, grow and ultimately, to share. I travel to raise environmental awareness - my own and of those who read my contributions. I travel to visit, explore and consult eco-resorts, I travel to take part in projects that I believe in. Last, but not least, I travel to share my passion for yoga and conscious movement.
And I cannot wait to connect with you, somewhere on the path.
After starting WOMB, THE SLOWMAD is Maria's second online venture - a platform to express her passion for yoga and spirituality too. Maria is a Yoga Alliance teacher of Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga and a certified Ecstatic Dance facilitator.