Showing posts from 2012

Costa Rica Rainforest Adventures Wins Accolades for Treading Lightly

OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While numerous theme park operators worldwide move toward more sustainable practices – from pilot solar power projects to a few electric vehicles and LED lighting – could the most sustainable theme parks in the world currently be the Rainforest Adventures parks in Costa Rica? According to the Rainforest Alliance, Earth University and Costa Rican Tourism Institute, these two parks are the model for best practices in the world when it comes to sustainable development and operations.

While the two nature parks offer fun things to do in Costa Rica on both coasts like aerial trams, ziplining, butterfly gardens and Costa Rica jungle hikes and treks, the focus of management has always been on sustainability to ensure the conservation of the environment they operate in.

Costa Rica Rainforest Adventures Wins Accolades for Treading Lightly…

Donating My Hair

I have decided that now is the best time in my life to cut and donate all my hair. I have had long hair for almost 18 years and it is time to make a change. It is time for me to change the lives of a couple little girls, while changing the life of myself. I have children myself, and feel blessed to have long hair that will grow back.

Change comes in many forms. Some people go shopping, some people move away to new places and try new things, while others do selfless acts to make a change for themselves but it comes from within.

I recently had a scare and was being tested for cancer. I feel like since getting the blessed news that I am cancer free, (amen) that I need to help those who have not been as blessed. I want to cut off all of my 30 plus inches of hair, and keep only about 2 inches.

I really do love Locks of Love, but I feel like I need something more personal than cutting off my hair and putting it into a bag into the mail. I need my donation to be a personal one. I want to mee…

Fashionista Blogista Blog
I recently went and started another blog page to be able blog about other things that aren't green travel related. So I hope you please feel free to come and check it out and let me know what you think.
Fashion is my passion and I know it is yours too. ;-)

Chicken Soup

Recently I got sick and was down and out for over a week. I have never had such a terrible stomach bug ever, and then I began to hear rumors about something weird going around and figured it was time to get out the pot and make myself some home made chicken soup. I thought I would give you a little easy way to make some healthy and hearty soup of your own.
I have a garden in the back yard that had a lot of the veggies I was going to use, and for the ingredients I did not have I went to a local farm that sets up a tent and bought the rest of my ingredients there. As for the chicken, I bought an organic fed chicken from the local market and used that for all my broth and chicken pieces that went into the soup.
I started the pot with nothing in it and began to add the veggies in to brown them and get a nice sear and crisp on them before I added water and let them cook. I added the corn, onion, garlic, and celery and let that all begin to simmer and brown and start the flavoring of …

Relaxation Wine Time

I have yet to find what I would call the "perfect" fit of wine for myself to enjoy with meals and with family and friends while celebrating or just wanting to hang out and relax. There are white wine, red wine, sweet wine, dry wine, light wine, bold wine, aged wine, not aged wine, and then there are wines that come from different country's made from different types of grapes and I am sure the list could just keep going and going on what makes each and every wine different and unique in its own color, taste, and smell. 
      At you get a first hand look at all the detailed break down of  "wine" types, regions of  where they get the types of wine from, and even what types of wine go good with with kinds of food, and then purchase the wine(s) of you choosing. Along with offering a huge selection of wine including a line of "green" wine, has gift baskets, corporate gifts, a wine club, and many more great features that yo…

I Love Me and I Love ORIGINS
Being “green” and living environmentally friendly can sometimes be very difficult nowadays, especially with a background being in the public eye. But, since finding Origins organic makeup, I truly have found it much easier to be eco-friendly.
Origins’ offers a variety of products such as age fighting protection and skin corrector lotions, foundations, bronzers and brushes, to having great gift sets for him and her. And all the products are organic, all natural, and better for your skin and over-all health. Everything from the face scrubs and lip balms, to hair products and body scrubs leave me feeling refreshed, clean, and feeling good knowing I am doing the environment a good thing by using these products.
As a web series host, event host, model, mother, and being Latina, I know how important it is to have healthy skin and hair, and keep a good life routine to contribute to keeping Mother Earth healthy as well. When I am out in the spot light and doing my w…

Watermelon-whale Fun

When a little family gathering is coming, or a birthday party, or even just a BBQ that you want to make something a little different and twice as fun as normal, then here is something that my sister Angel, and I   did this past week for a lunch that my was going on at a business lunch-in. 
           My mom had this book about creative things to create and this just happened to be one of them. We thought it was cute and totally a summer food to enjoy while it has been hot. I am sure you could go online and look up ways to create the watermelon-whale and also many other ideas I am sure.
           We had to trace the outside of the whole watermelon with a pen and then went back over the line with the end of a fork to make the line visible enough to then cut out with melon into the whale shape with a knife. In this watermelon-whale we have taken a melon-baller and balled watermelon and cantaloupe, added blueberries and then put the grapes around the outside of the whale on the tray so the…

Paradise in Puerto Rico

Time to go and take a fantastic Eco-friendly trip and now is the time to go to the Caribbean and see all the alluring and breath-taking things you have read somuch about online. Visit the places you sat there at your computer day-dreamingabout while looking at the pictures other have taken on their beautiful time in paradise…I think so!

Come and check out the Villa Montana Beach Resort located in Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean. This luxury resort is also an Eco-friendlyhide-away filled with exotic animal life both on and off land, the beautifulbeaches, eating delicious organic food and meals, and enjoy either the spa if you like to be pampered or you can go and enjoy the more hands on and thrilling activities either on Villa Montana Beach Resort or close nearby.  
Visit their website at http://www.villamontana.comand see for yourself how magnificent Villa Montana Beach Resort in Puerto Ricotruly is.
They also offer a turtle adoption program to help raiseawareness and save endan…

Car Share Zipcar

Do you find no point and use in owning a car with the life you live in the busy area you live in? However, did you ever need that car you just didn’t find the point of owning for whatever the reason may be? Then here is a car you want to know about. It’s called Zipcar. Zipcar is the world’s largest car club and car sharing service. It is the new and alternative way to renting and owning a car.
There are over 700,000 members of Zipcar known as Zipster’s, and a fleet of over 9,000 vehicles throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, including some on college campuses.
To become a “Zipster,” you sign up with Zipcar (pay a few fees) to become a member where you can reserve a Zipcar online or by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year once a member. You receive your “Zipcard” which allows you to access the car you have reserved. Once done with your day of tasks and running around, you simply return the Zipcar back to its designated location where the next person…

Go Further Ford 2012

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Go Further Ford trend conference in the end of June and was more than surprised and pleased with the information I walked away learning and understanding. I have such an excitement about the things that Ford Motors are doing in their company to help make a more efficient, Eco-Friendly, and “green.”
Over the 3 day trend conference we heard from experts about Urbanization, Design, Technology, and Eco-Psychology. We heard from Bill Ford himself, the proud great grandson of Henry Ford, about why he has decided to take Ford Motor in the direction it is going in to be more sustainable in the long term of the company. We heard from actor Adrian Grenier, Co-founder of, fashion designer and winner of Project Runway, Christian Siriano, and Ari S. Goldberg CEO of StyleCaster + Co-Founder of Sociocast, along with many other expert panelists about the impact of choosing a sustainable vehicle, product, and brand.
Along with the expert panelists…

Eco Fun Family Vacation Time

Why not unwind, relax, and have fun all at the same time? Well, at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, located in Dana Point California, is sure to capture the attention from everyone in the family. From the young to the elderly, there is a way to relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize your mind, body, and soul.
If you like to enjoy the ocean and more outdoor types of things to do, then you can take a stroll on the beautiful beach, go golfing at an exclusive golf course, or you can even so surfing and get nice and wet. If you’re more the indoor quiet relaxing activities to do, go rejuvenate your mind in the eco spas with low technology, high-touch eco-friendly and “green” spa treatments using all-natural products and good for the environment.
However, more is to meet the eye when you first step into the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel Resort. Along with the beautiful shoreline, fabulous eco spas, and enchanting view of the Pacific Ocean, this resort is Eco-friendly and environmentally friendly. T…

Eco Friendly Plus Sleeping Green!

It’s important for me as the Green Travel Girl to make the best choices when it comes to where I travel and what I want to see and show you, my audience. Everything from the hotel I choose, to the air I breathe and food I eat. It all has to be the greenest I can possibly find. There is a lot things happening to our earth that we can only relate to the chemicals and fumes in the masses we subject our environment to, and in the ways we choose to live our lives. And for me, there is nothing like laying my head my down at night after a hard days’ work of promoting eco-friendliness.
Many hotels and resorts around the globe are taking this crisis of our environmental issues seriously and have been going green for the past six years. Amongst one of the big-names hotel chains doing great eco-friendly things in their hotels is the Hyatt hotel. With 478 hotels in 45 countries, the Hyatt is doing it big and doing it in a green way. The have what they call the “green team,” and that teams job is …