While Earth Day is a reason to simply celebrate the many destinations we love to visit, it’s also a reminder to reflect on how we can collectively work toward more sustainable globetrotting. These Club partners are a reminder that travel, innovation, and strategic growth can make for remarkable progress.
Like many success stories, Paravel’s vision came into clearer focus thanks to travel. The backstory? Co-founder Indré Rockefeller saw a need for change during a polar expedition to Antarctica with The Nature Conservancy. Witnessing climate change first-hand prompted her to move sustainability to Paravel’s top priority. Along with business partner Andy Krantz, the duo took a risk, and by 2021 Paravel was named a 2021 Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award Winner. The company has upcycled two million-plus plastic water bottles, offset 8,150 tons of C02 via its carbon-neutral shipping program, and planted 35,000+ trees through Eden Reforestation Projects. Paravel products are sourced from EcoCraft Canvas made from upcycled water bottles, sustainable and recycled vegan leather, recycled polycarbonate, and recycled zippers — all engineered to leave a minimal footprint.
Yours Truly, Wine
Any wine connoisseur loves doorstep vino deliveries, and as the Club’s preferred Italian wine importer, Yours Truly, Wine ensures just that. Founder/owner Amy Martino Phinny — a chef and sommelier by trade — hand-selects rare, organic wines only available in the U.S. from Yours Truly, Wine. What does Phinny love most about Italian vino? Its family-owned, organic, sustainably farmed, and limited-production wines loaded with personality and natural flavor. Sustainable farming practices mean you can sip and savor knowing you're supporting best practices in the wine industry.
Take Me to Cabo
While there are many international destinations hyper-focused on sustainable and farm-to-table dining, San Jose Del Cabo is a standout. Flora Farms has paved the way, so next time you stay at Club villas in Esperanza, make sure to book a table here. Flora’s Field Kitchen restaurant is all about handmade food sourced from farm-fresh ingredients (and oh so tasty!). The original Flora Restaurant was located in San Jose del Cabo. After five years in town, the owner decided she’d rather bring the restaurant to the farm. As such, Flora’s Field Kitchen celebrates and serves what it raises and grows. All meats are sourced from its 150-acre ranch nearby, where animals are humanely raised on diets that do not include hormones or antibiotics.
The Ranch Malibu
A fitness and wellness retreat in California, The Ranch Malibu is known for its immersive health, weight loss, and fitness programs. Centered around daily hikes, guided exercise, and locally sourced plant-based meals, The Ranch Malibu ethos keeps the natural environment top of mind. Clean eating is a priority, and as such, The Ranch offers an exclusively plant-based seasonal menu — employing ingredients grown from its own certified-organic farm. A wastewater treatment plant allows The Ranch to reuse 100 percent of its grey water, while any unwanted garden and kitchen by-products are composted or used to feed the farm animals. Lastly, The Ranch works hard to preserve local wildlife by continuously reforesting its own land.