There have been many famous explorers in the history of mankind (other than Dora and the internet browser of course).
Marco Polo, Lewis and Clark, Neil Armstrong, and many other explorers earned their way into our history books.
In our age of Google Maps and satellite imagery, exploration is a little different. But that doesn’t discourage Aaron John from going to some of the least known places where few travelers ever go.
From making the uncomfortable trek to the ship-breaking yards in Chittagong, Bangladesh,
to getting off the beaten path in the valleys of northern Laos,
to flying to the isolated country of Nauru (one of the hardest countries to visit),
and to the other places where Aaron has explored: Tuvalu (the least-visited country in the world), Palau, the Marshall Islands, and lots more.
Shoutout to Aaron for being a modern explorer and for all his contributions to Taaluma Totes since the very beginning. Thanks for always finding fabric for us on your explorations (and for this awesome find in Sri Lanka)!
Here’s to finding your inner explorer… and to feeling good — because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Aaron John
PS. Plus a few more totes from Aaron's travels
The beauty of Nepal will take your breath away.
However, lack of proper waste management in Nepal is beginning to degrade some of that beauty. In many places, around 70% of waste is dumped in rivers or burned on the side of the road. This has contributed to pollution and disease in Nepal’s communities.
It is Taylor’s mission to change that.
The Middle East is known for its ancient history, vast deserts, and religious roots.
From being caught in the pyramid-dle of history in Cairo, to taking in the Israeli great views of Jerusalem, to resting on the Abu’ndant sands of Abu Dhabi.
It’s been 8 years since the idea for Taaluma Totes was born while on a life-changing trip to Uganda.
Since then, we’ve been able to fund 41 microloans for small business owners living in Uganda.
From Moses, a 24-year-old coffee farmer who used his loan to buy mulch.