Archive for Category: "Eco-Travel"

Where Do I Find An Eco Green Taxi?

Ode To A Stinky Driver or Im Gonna Die

Here’s the issue: I have to travel a lot and am concerned about how millions of taxi’s in the world are touching the environment. I’m also concerned that I might die in a cab ride. Over half the cabbies I’ve ridden with are texting simultaneously while driving, which is an accident waiting to happen. Either […]

Blessed By A Shaman and Rappelling Through Flying Bats Into 40 Foot Deep Cave Water

Shawna Coronado being blessed by a Mayan Shaman.

There are times in your life when you touch nature in such an overwhelming and amazing way that it silences you.  While I was in Mexico I took an eco-tour deep into the jungle. We toured an amazing Mayan community known as Pacchen. Watch the video and see how our guide introduced us to the Mayan […]

Meet a Few Mayans Before the Mayan Apocalypse

Antonio, the Mayan Guide from Sian Kaan

Several years ago I met Antonio, a Mayan guide who toured me through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It resides on 1.3 million acres, is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean, and was one of the most interesting and powerful experiences I have ever had with nature (see photo right of butterflies near the […]

Best Photos of the Year – Travel Adventure and Photography

Best photos - Sunset in Holland

This has been an amazing year filled with adventures I never dreamed I would have. I wanted to show the world how to make a difference and also how to live healthier and more passionately. I was fortunate  to travel all over the world (above you see me in Amsterdam) and have some great fun […]

Can You Jump Off A Cliff in Mexico? Trying To Conquer Lifes Little Cliff From Hell

Shawna Coronado swimming after rope jump in Mexico.

Xel-ha is an eco-park on the Mayan Riviera coastline in Mexico. This eco-park is intensely beautiful and while we were there we talked a lot about empowering ourselves to do things that really frightened us. There is a scary bridge to walk across and rope challenges and snorkeling with huge fish that are bigger than […]

Zipline Over A Crocodile Pit in Mexico – An Eco Travel Challenge

Shawna Coronado ziplining over a crocodile pit.

When they told me last season that I would be ziplining over a crocodile pit I thought they were joking or crazy. Mostly crazy. I love ziplining, don’t get me wrong, but this trip was more harrowing than the average eco-adventure. After we hiked through the jungle and learned local lore, I had to zipline […]

What Riding A Segway is Like – An Eco-Tour Idea

Shawna Coronado in Mexico on a Segway Tour.

While simply taking a walk in nature is important on a vacation, I have found all kinds of creative ways to travel when I am experiencing eco-adventures. One really cool way to see mother nature up close is to take a segway tour. It is a low carbon way to get around while you are […]

Eco-Travel Shoes – Kigo Mary Jane’s For The Airplane Trip

Shawna Coronado wearing the Kigo Mary Jane Shoe

When I travel I spend dozens of hours cooped up in an airplane. As the altitude increases, my feet often swell and feel uncomfortable, which can make flying an unhappy experience for me. This fall I tried out Flit, the Kigo Mary Jane Barefoot Shoe while I was traveling. My review is the shoe is […]

Swimming With Manatees In Mexico

Shawna Coronado kissing a manatee.

Above you see me getting a kiss by a manatee. They are amazing animals and getting kissed by a manatee is a pretty intimate thing. I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to really be a part of an experience where manatees are “caged” because manatees are endangered. At the Xel-Ha Eco Park […]

Snorkeling With Sea Turtles and Watching Them Lay Eggs in Mexico

Shawna Coronado snorkeling in Akumal, Mexico

Without a doubt, one of the most fantastic adventures I have ever had was the making of this video while snorkeling with Paul Sanchez Navarro from Centro Ecologico Akumal and the sea turtles in Akumal, Mexico. Paul is interested in building water safety awareness in the Riviera Maya region of the Yucatan Peninsula and taught […]