This week on the podcast we're back on the topic of travel, talking with Brenda from Our Family Travels, a travel blog with a sustainable heart.
Our Family Travels is a digital platform founded by parent traveller, Brenda Pomponio whose passion for pioneering a travel attitude focused on heartfelt moments with the family is at the forefront.
Since April 2017 Our Family Travels has focused on sharing the stories behind the travel. The moments that can inspire and create long lasting memories within a family unit. Family travel can be challenging and for some, overwhelming. With the travel landscape experiencing some rapid change in the way services are offered and carried out it is not surprising that for the family travel sector we have also seen some incredible advancements.
Brenda is also passionate about sustainable travel and learning new ways to minimise the impact of travel on the world. She has partnered with businesses and brands to help her learn more but also help build awareness to her audience. Brenda support ethical fashion, and recently did a campaign with Dalcheri - an ethical apparel and accessories store that is passionate about ensuring the garments sold are made ethically and sustainably.
Brenda and her family are also Wanderjack Ambassadors and will embark on a trip to Sicily to experience a new founded way of touring through this region with sustainable options and support for local artisans and accommodation providers. Elena, Founder of Wanderjack is passionate about providing real experiences to her travellers and also seeking out the best local support that that offer one of kind moments.
As a travelling family, Brenda is also conscious of the impact travel has on her children, both positive and at times challenging and negative. Each adventure and travel experience gives rise to an opportunity to seek out a new culture, or way of life and this can be confronting from a sustainability approach. It can feel overwhelming say to visit a place that shows little regard for recycling or littering and yet, you don’t want to fall into the trap of then being like everyone else.
Brenda has made some personal goals on her next trip to Italy to use less single use plastic by taking small shopping bags with her, a re-fillable water bottle and will try and remember to say no to those little plastic spoons each time she gets a gelato for the kids!
It’s all in the small steps!.