gear for good

gear for good
one of the best parts of this blog is the chance to work 
with amazing companies that i love and agree with and 
want to support. going a little ways back to a post from
last month, lately i’ve been thinking lots about what matters.
i want to support and be part of things that matter. i want
to live a life that asks not what can i get, but instead what
can i give? i want to start featuring some favorite organizations
that are making a difference and giving opportunities to serve 
and help and make this world we love more beautiful. that’s why
i’m inspired by cotopaxi, AKA “gear for good.” it’s a company
with a mission to help eradicate poverty through donating
proceeds from their outdoor gear sales. the thing i love is that
when you go to their website to buy an item, they actually tell
you exactly what your purchase will make possible. for example,
by buying one kilimanjaro pack like i have, it pays for one week
of tutoring for a student at the kilimanjaro kids community.
amazing! i love this company and what they’re about, and i’m
grateful for people who see the need to bring some good into
business. on top of all that, these packs are ideal for all of us
travelers! they are stylish, high-quality, and easy to organize
with a laptop sleeve, multiple pockets, and a good use of space.
on top of the great features of the packs, you carry with you
a literal reminder to do good and leave places better.
you know i’d never lead you astray when it comes to travel, and
this backpack is already being used daily and on trips. plus, i get
to think about the cool impact it’s making! love it. go to their
website,, browse their story, and if you see 
something you like, use discount code WELLTRAVELED
for 10% off your purchase! it’s valid through the end of july. if
you need to be more inspired, please watch this video from
the founder and his wife about a boy named edgar and how
he inspired them to start cotopaxi and give back to the world.

we took a little bike ride to the beach
and then back through golden gate park
and packed my cotopaxi with things for
the beach and a picnic. it was too pretty in
the park, we had to stop and take some
photos of the pack and all the scenery!
 i have a feeling this backpack will go all
over the world with me…not only because it’s
so useful and functional, but it reminds me of
why we travel and how we can serve. it’s perfect.

all over the city and back to our place,
i loved my first adventure with this pack.
many more to come! join me in supporting
cotopaxi. remember: we make a living by
what we get, we make a life by what we give.