World Travelers :: Eco-executives share their secrets to succesful travel


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Organic Spa Magazine’s editor in chief, Rona Berg, asks some of her favorite well-traveled eco-executives to share their secrets to successful travel. I am thrilled to be among the global eco-executives picked for this piece! Thank you!

Sandja Brügmann

Q: Who are you?

A: I am a passionate lover of living my life to the fullest, and continuously finding ways to peel away the layers standing in my way to do so. And, there is nothing I love more than helping other people and my clients do the same.

I am the founder and chief creative strategist of Refresh Agency (, a specialized boutique communications, PR and social media firm focusing on sustainable and social good brands, with offices in Boulder, CO, and Copenhagen, Denmark—two of the world’s prime sustainable innovation epicenters.

Q: Where are you going (next trip)?

A: The next for play trip is to Paris with my daughter, Amilija, and one of her best friends from growing up in Boulder, CO.

Q: What are your top five travel essentials?

A: John Masters Organics Pomegranate facial nourishing oil, melatonin to manage jetlag, Bach Rescue Remedy spray in travel size, Pukka three fennel herb tea and my Moleskine journal.

Q: The one thing you cannot travel without and why?

A: Warm ski socks! I kick off my boots on the plane and cozy up in my warm socks and Karmameju leggings with a cup of Pukka calming tea. Planes are always so cold.

Q: Favorite destination and why?

A: Spier Wine Farm ( outside Cape Town in the beautiful wine country Stellenbosch in South Africa. The kindness and hospitality of everyone I met there was bar none. Spier is a company dedicated to sustainability and social good, and I felt the passion and true human and environmental concern in everything they do. And it is delicious in every way, from a clean and nice hotel room, wine tastings, off-road Segway tours of the organic vineyards and art that inspires everywhere, to a low-key relaxing and present atmosphere.

Q: Top travel tip?

A: Curiosity. I consciously set my intention to be one of curiosity and allowing magic. I find that this allows me to get closer to people and new and different cultures. My travels are a source of renewed aliveness and inspiration.

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Read the full article on Organic Spa Magazine (Online) here.

Read more about Sandja Brügmann here.



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