Your Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen

There's been a lot of buzz about reef-safe sunscreen lately. You may have heard about destinations like Hawaii and Palau banning certain sunscreens in an effort to protect their reefs. As concern around the environmental impact of sunscreen grows, more and more brands are popping up with "reef-safe" sunscreen formulas. But what does that term really mean? How can some sunscreens hurt coral reefs and how do you know if your sunscreen is truly safe?

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11 Tips for Traveling the Maldives on a Budget

For a long time, the Maldives seemed like a place that we would only get to see through other people’s Instagram feeds. When Lucille’s birthday was coming up I decided to take a stab at planning a budget-friendly month in this picturesque country to see if I could make our dreams a reality. While the cost was still higher than what we’ve come to expect in Southeast Asia, it ended up being possible - read on for how we did it!

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