Hi, I'm Molly!
I was raised in California, amidst redwoods, coastal fog, and farm fields full of artichokes. Growing up immersed in nature, I fell in love with the wild places and creatures that make our planet so unique. Over the years, my infatuation with nature, paired with an enthusiasm for travel, led me to many remarkable places. I’ve lived in or traveled to more than 20 countries where I’ve witnessed both the stunning beauty of our planet and the terrible consequences of unchecked development, resource extraction, mass tourism, and more. Troubled by the damage being done to our environment and communities around the world, I pursued a career in wildlife conservation.
But, I wanted to do something more personal. I started Molly Gone Wild as a way to combine my two passions - sustainability and travel. I believe that a sustainable lifestyle can and should be attainable, affordable, and enjoyable. I strive to live in a way that minimizes my environmental footprint and creates positive social and environmental impact. Through Molly Gone Wild, I hope to inspire others to make sustainable choices in life and travel. I share down-to-earth travel recommendations, sustainable lifestyle resources, reflections from home and abroad, and aim to create space for everyone to grapple with the big questions about what it means to choose a more sustainable lifestyle.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Let's face it, there are thousands of blogs out there asking for your attention and I'm so grateful that you stumbled upon my little corner of the internet! It is my hope that my unique perspective and expertise will add something new to the conversation, inspire you, help you feel less alone in asking the big, hard questions about how to live in a way that is sustainable, meaningful, and joyful.
I have a Master's in International Environmental Policy, with a focus on sustainable tourism, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology & Sociology, with a focus on community-based wildlife conservation. I also completed the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course. I have worked with various nonprofits and currently work as a consultant in marine conservation and management.
I strive to support travel and lifestyle choices that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable
I strive to support travel and lifestyle choices that empower local communities, business owners, and service providers.
In travel and life, I practice respect for the people, places, wildlife, environments, cultures, and beliefs I encounter.
I strive for transparency in my work and seek out partners who are transparent with me.