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What is Ecotourism? Sustainable Travel Tips You Need to Know About

What is Ecotourism? Sustainable Travel Tips You Need to Know About

At Sherpani, we’re all about travel. But what we love even more is sustainable travel. Because as the bumper stickers say: “There is no planet B.” As tourism increases, so does stress on local land through soil erosion, pollution, and disruption to natural habitats. Hiking, camping, and site-seeing can all have devastating effects on the environment. That’s where ecotourism comes in. There are plenty of ways to enjoy nature’s wonders and see the world without wreaking havoc on the environment and local habitats. What Is Ecotourism? Ecotourism is a way to respect the environment while giving back directly to communities,...

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5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Summer Goals

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Summer Goals

Summer is finally here. We don’t know about you, but the extra daylight hours and warmer weather have us daydreaming about lounging by the pool, planning trips, and summer fun. All too often, summer goes by in a blur. The warm weeks fly by without ticking off the adventures on our summer to do list that we planned. So this year, we’re getting serious about our bucket list. There’s likely far too many amazing things on these lists to get to in a single summer, but we’re definitely going to make a dent. Here are 5 ways to hold yourself...

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3 Ways to Live the #VanLife Without Actually Living in a Van

3 Ways to Live the #VanLife Without Actually Living in a Van

After a long year of staying home and socially-distancing, the world is opening up again. It’s likely been a while since you’ve all been able to scratch that Wanderlust itch. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of getting out of the house and off the grid for a while. And if those dreams have included getting a taste of living life on four wheels in a super cute van, we definitely don’t blame you. #VanLife has been around for a while. The ‘60s brought a new wave of nomads and creatives who gave up their corporate lifestyles to travel the world in...

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How to Keep Plastic Off Beaches This Summer (and other tips for ocean-friendly trips)

How to Keep Plastic Off Beaches This Summer (and other tips for ocean-friendly trips)

  One of my favorite parts about summer is spending time on the beach.  Listening to the waves crash over and over, each one washing another worry away, is one of the most relaxing vacations I can think of. But if you’ve been to a beach recently, chances are you found more than shells and seaweed washed up: plastic is choking our oceans.  The problem seems way too big for any individual to make a difference, with over 8 million tons of plastic entering the ocean every year.  And once plastic is in the environment, it never goes away.  Plastic...

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The Top 4 Crossbody Bags for Busy Moms

The Top 4 Crossbody Bags for Busy Moms

This past Mother’s Day, you likely saw some declarations in commercials or on social media about how moms deserve to be celebrated on more than just the one day. We couldn’t agree more. Now that Mother’s Day itself is behind us, we’re here to help you follow through with some year-round appreciation for moms! Whether you’re looking to surprise your favorite mom with a “just because” gift, or you’re a mom looking to update your own collection of on-the-go bags, we’ve got you covered. We’ve made a list of the best crossbody bags for moms and the many different demands...

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8 Incredible Wineries You Can’t Miss This Year

8 Incredible Wineries You Can’t Miss This Year

As if we needed another reason to cheers: National Wine Day is Tuesday, May 25! Here at Sherpani, we love raising our glasses to celebrate — especially if that means taking a special trip with a partner or your besties to check out a cool new winery. Wine tours not only give you a chance to learn more about your favorite wines, but also allow you to explore new local varieties of wines you’ve never tried before. And in this day and age, there’s plenty of spectacular spots to choose from. To save you time searching for the perfect wine...

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