The Natural Beauty and Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

A curated list of genuine recommendations about natural beauty products and eco-friendly gifts perfect for the holiday season.

Where to Find the Best Beaches in Algarve, Portugal

Uncover the best of Portugal with these scenic beaches:

10 Experiences You Must Have in Lisbon

Here’s what’s to love about Lisbon’s culture and atmosphere:

The Couple's Guide to Sintra, with Lisbon by Beetle [VIDEO + PICTURES]

Nothing like a day trip in a vintage convertible around Portugal’s most romantic forests and palaces.

Authentic Cuisine and Culture at Dubrovnik's Good Food Festival (VIDEO)

The Good Food Festival is the best way to taste the real Dubrovnik.

Mljet: The Island with Croatia's Best Nature [VIDEO + PHOTOS]

Here’s why Mljet was voted best island for nature by Lonely Planet.

Annecy, France: A Photo Diary of the Venice of the Alps

Annecy is living proof that storybook towns still exist today.

The Green Guide to Geneva (On a Budget)

Some of the best ways to experience Geneva are actually both budget, and eco friendly:

Why Brighton Should Be Your Next Trip in England

This eclectic town is not to be missed while in England

5 Things I Learned From Living in Ireland

When I first arrived in Cork with my Croatian boyfriend, we hadn’t a clue how we were going to make it. We were staying in a run-down bed and breakfast outside of the city. We didn’t have jobs or an apartment. I began to question why I fought so hard to get a...

I traded the American dream for the Croatian dream.

Welcome! I’m Alex, also known by my alter ego, The Mindful Mermaid!  I’m a former pre-law honors student who took a leap of faith after graduation, moved to Croatia, and completely reinvented myself.

After moving to Ireland to work for one year, I’m back where my heart is once again in Dubrovnik. I’m now a full-time blogger, writer, and digital marketer, based in Dubrovnik. Follow along as my story  and journey unfolds in real time, each week!

I’m passionate about sharing my tips and tricks for living abroad, responsible travel, and mindfulness!  The Mindful Mermaid is a resource for the generations of trailblazers who want to be cultured, conscious, and cool.

responsible travel resources…

A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

In the early 1990s, the United Nations established March 22 as World Water Day in an effort to bring awareness to global water issues. Over 20 years later, water is perhaps more sacred than ever. The water crisis is the number one global risk, based on impact to...

LIVING ABROAD…

Cork City Chronicles: The Emerald Summer

Cork City Chronicles: The Emerald Summer

If there’s one thing that Ireland taught me, it’s that you can’t trust the weather forecast. You can mope about how there’s a 100 percent chance of rain all week, only to be surprised by nothing but sun and blue skies. And that’s exactly how my solo experience and...

A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

A Conscious Approach to Water (World Water Day)

In the early 1990s, the United Nations established March 22 as World Water Day in an effort to bring awareness to global water issues. Over 20 years later, water is perhaps more sacred than ever. The water crisis is the number one global risk, based on impact to...

Mindful + Conscious resources…

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