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Sam & Ashley

Hi!  We’re Sam and Ashley, founders of The Green Shoestring.

In 2015 we quit our jobs in Colorado and moved to China to teach English.  From living in China and traveling the world for over two years, we’ve come to see the harmful side effects of tourism on the environment.  We understand that if the beautiful places we visit are to stay that way, the culture of traveling must become more sustainable.  To spread that message, we take simple measures to ensure we are respectful of the local communities and ecosystems that we visit. With a budget-minded and an eco-conscious approach to traveling, The Green Shoestring is the materialization of our travel beliefs.  We hope to educate our readers and inspire them to join to ever-expanding community of sustainable travelers.

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