Local Lavender | Ethical Excursions

Of all the adventures I have daydreamed up over the past year France seems to be a reoccurring location– be it Paris, Reims or Marseille– but lucky for me Provence doesn’t seem to be the only place to find picturesque lavender fields! So many months of being grounded (literally) and cooped up at home has really given me a chance to look at my surroundings … Continue reading Local Lavender | Ethical Excursions

Spooky, Scary, Sustainable Tips | Holiday Helper

Aside from sustaining a good relationship with locals and their economy, it’s always good to keep up with the latest sustainable cuisine and decor trends! We will start with the ever-classic pumpkin. Whether you carve it, paint it, consume it or simply admire the stout orange guys there’s always a way to repurpose them after you’ve gotten your entertainment! Pumpkins take a lot of water … Continue reading Spooky, Scary, Sustainable Tips | Holiday Helper

Spooky, Scary, Sustainable Thoughts | Holiday Helper

Tourism and sustainability don’t always go hand in hand. While tourism can be great for the local economy it isn’t always the most beneficial for the surrounding environment. For example, pumpkin season in Half Moon Bay! Every year people from all over the Bay Area and greater NorCal flock to the small coastal town for the weekend-long Pumpkin Festival (cancelled this year due to COVID-19) … Continue reading Spooky, Scary, Sustainable Thoughts | Holiday Helper

The Pineapple Pup | Our Favorite Dog-Centric Hotel

Whenever it’s possible and plausible we love to travel with our pup! She enjoys new smells to sniff, strangers to befriend and cuddly beds to curl up on so we do what we can when it comes to including her! While there are plenty of hotels that are “dog friendly” the fine print tends to state that they do not permit leaving your dog alone … Continue reading The Pineapple Pup | Our Favorite Dog-Centric Hotel

Meet Me, Michelle!

Hi there and for cruising through Ethical Exploration! I’m Michelle: founder and author of Ethical Exploration but other descriptors of me include dog lover, craft beer enthusiast, Disney adult, homegrown Californian, lil bit of a history nerd and a whole lot of wanderlust! I chose to start this project because I have been intrigued with curating a sustainable lifestyle for myself over the past few … Continue reading Meet Me, Michelle!