The kangaroo, or “roo”, is a national symbol of Australia.
For Australian Aboriginal communities, the kangaroo’s importance took roo’t long ago and it remains strong today. For some communities, it is a cherished source of meat, hide and bone. Other Aboriginal communities see the kangaroo as a spiritual emblem and their “Creator Spirit”. They respect and en’joey everything about this large leaping marsupial…
From the thumping of the kangaroo’s feet on the earth that sends vibrations across valleys, plains and creeks through all that reside there. To their toenail that leaves small holes in the ground to make roo’m for seeds to fall in and germinate into the strongest of trees. This Creator Spirit is believed to be the connection between all forms of life.
Traveler Lowry jumped at the hop’portunity to pay his respects to this large leg’acy too…
Here’s to going back to indigenous roo'ts and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. We’re making roo’m for one more Australia Tote and a few new Traveler Edition Totes too…
Traveler Tim recently visited one of his favorite places in the world, a small village near Bamako, Mali.
Back in 2017, Tim helped open a middle school with a foundation called Mali Rising, which focuses on building schools in remote areas to spread education to the youth.
He has traveled back multiple times to visit the school (which was named in honor of him) and recently visited again to attend the wedding of his best friend's daughter.
The stories and pictures that Tim shared with us were INCREDIBLE..and they reminded us of our favorite things to do while traveling.
Traveler Matthew recently traveled to Taipei, Taiwan to visit his cousin.
The trip left him feeling bubbly since there were plen-tea of amazing things to do.
From going on a wok in the park