London city trip conscious guide

I’ve recently escaped to London for a much needed city trip with the boyfriend. I was thrilled as London is a place I spent quite some time when I was younger (family friends lived there and I would go for the summer) and always have had a huge soft spot for. The nature, the energy, the British way of thinking and the openness of its inhabitants have made it a place I hope to be able to live in someday.

 I researched for quite a long time before my stay so I though I’d share the places I’ve been to and my favorites in case someone is going soon and is looking to spend a conscious week end! However, since 3 days is super short and we were not able/visit as much as we wanted to, I’ve also listed at the bottom some recommendations that were made to me but that I didn’t get to see. Just in case ;)

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How reef safe is your sunscreen?

To say that I’m an ocean lover would be an understatement. Going to the seaside, wherever in the world, is one of my favorite thing to do in the whole world, even more lately since I’ve become a certified diver and I can now go see what’s going on under the surface.

And one of the first thing I found out while learning about the underwater world is that our summer habits such as putting sunscreen to avoid looking like a lobster are not entirely harmless to our friends below the water. Yep, we've been told for decades that we should apply sunscreen thoroughlyto avoid getting cancer and other skin problems but we've never been told about the impacts that those chemicals are having on biodiversity. But hey, here are a few explanations and tips on what you can do to prevent that (I promise it doesn’t include looking like a tomato for the rest of your holidays)!

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4 indispensables to pack when traveling green

Most of us like (if not love) to travel. Call it wanderlust, curiosity, love of exoticism or whatever you want really, there is something about emerging yourself if a new culture that it truly exhilarating. For me it already starts when I pack my bag. However, if you’re a greenie at home, it can sometimes be hard to keep the good eco-friendly habits while away and it’s even easier to create bad ones.

So here are my 3 indispensable to pack to make your journey greener.

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