Topic: Sustainable Compass

Knowmad’s South America Small Business Micro Lending Tradition

Micro Lending South America

As we come closer to the end of the year and the holiday season appears on the horizon, we at Knowmad are excited to continue our annual holiday tradition of supporting small, local businesses in South America. Through Kiva, anyone can lend money to low-income entrepreneurs throughout the world, and “connect people through lending to

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3 Ways to Tie A Scarf: Ecuadorian Alpaca by Shupaca

Ecuador Alpaca Wool

      On winter days like today when the temperature outside is well below zero, I find myself tucked inside, sipping on a cup of coffee, and, of course, wrapped-up snug in a big, cozy scarf. A scarf isn’t just for warding off the blustery drafts at home, but also serves as the ideal travel

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Tis’ The Season: Micro Loans in South America

Micro-Loan South America Travel

Season’s greetings from everyone here at Knowmad! With all of the good cheer floating around this holiday season –  like “Giving Tuesday” (a day following “Black Friday” dedicated to helping those less fortunate), “Small Business Saturday” (a day celebrating small, local businesses), or the “Patagonia Worn Wear Swap” (an initiative encouraging consumers to buy less and

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My Conversation with Carolina in the Atacama Desert

Hiking Atacama Desert

We met late in a trip that had already taken my husband Jordan and I deep into the Chilean Patagonia. Journeying to the ends of the earth we rode sturdy criollos alongside spindly guanaco herds, hunted fossils of giant sloths, felt the grumbles and groans of crumbling glaciers before flying north. Waking in Patagonia and

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Knowmad News: “Tis the Season to Lend

Tidings from all at Knowmad Adventures! There’s just something about the holiday season that makes us feel lucky. Maybe it’s that we’re warm and toasty inside as it grows frosty outside, but I think it’s the fact that we just are plain lucky. We find ourselves thriving in a downturned economy, living our dream, and

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The Other Side of Sustainability


Fellow Knowmad, frequent contributor, and ocean conservation guru Devin Harvey weighs in on the sustainability discussion. Sustainability—the term, the concept, the practice—is now firmly implanted in the modern, global zeitgeist. No longer is it some radical, hippie-dippie theoretical construct reserved for the zealous environmentalist. Today, even corporate is climbing on board the sustainable train (though

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Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We are so thankful to you all as we reflect on Knowmad’s journey this holiday season. As well as bringing us together with our loved ones, the holidays and another passing year reminds us to look back as well as forward.

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