Green Hua Hin – The Best Eco Resorts in Pranburi and Cha-Am

2018-02-21T13:03:45+07:00By |

In Thailand's green Hua Hin and its holiday towns of Pranburi and Cha-Am, a handful of eco-friendly resorts are endeavouring to do their bit to reduce their environmental footprint, from establishing kitchen gardens and using local organic produce to recycling and supporting green initiatives. These are the best. Green Hua Hin – The Best Eco Resorts …

Green Hua Hin, An Eco-Friendly Escape in Thailand

2018-02-21T12:58:37+07:00By |

Green Hua Hin offers an eco-friendly escape from Bangkok with restaurants serving organic farm to table cuisine, nature conservation projects, community beach clean-up days, and a handful of sustainable resorts, spas, and a winery in Thailand’s Hua Hin are doing their bit to save the planet. Most tourists who are in Thailand for a beach …

Why You Should Avoid Giving Money to Child Beggars

2018-11-27T17:31:27+07:00By |

The problem of children begging for money is not unique to Cambodia. Yet a travelling exhibition in Siem Reap and a new campaign by Cambodian NGO Friends International and ChildSafe to combat children begging, makes a case for why you should avoid giving money to child beggars, wherever they are, when you travel. Giving Money to Child Beggars and the …

Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

2018-11-27T17:31:27+07:00By |

Why you should avoid orphanage visits in Cambodia is a no brainer as far as we're concerned. Orphanage tourism is a thing and it's a big corrupt business that's fuel by tourists who are under the misapprehension they're doing good by visiting orphanages. They're not and here's why. As we waited at Siem Reap airport for …

Last Minute Christmas Present Ideas — Gifts That Give

2018-05-09T16:30:24+07:00By |

It’s nice to go shopping and buy presents for friends and family, have them open them and go “wow!” and all the rest, but that's hard when you're overseas at Christmas and away from loved ones and need to do your Christmas shopping online. These days there's an abundance of opportunities for online shopping. But …

Be Part of Passports with Purpose, Build Libraries in Zambia

2018-11-25T17:29:13+07:00By |

Imagine if you couldn't read these or any other words? Reading, along with travelling, writing and making photographs, is a passion of ours. Words have impacted our lives in immeasurable ways and continue to enrich us each and every day. We never take that for granted. Because when we travel we’re continually reminded of how many …

The Cats of Istanbul

2015-08-25T15:59:14+07:00By |

Want to live like a local in Istanbul? Take care of your neighbourhood cats. We should have added ‘cat food’ to the Istanbul shopping list. Because if you’re planning on settling into the city for a while, the first thing you need to do is to adopt a neighbourhood cat or four and leave food out …

Tree Planting at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

2018-11-26T11:00:53+07:00By |

It was difficult on our final morning at Salt Lick to drag ourselves away from the non-stop animal entertainment we’d been enjoying the last couple of days from the window of our room and the verandas of the game lodge. But Oliver, our guide, was determined to take us to see the lions we’d got …

A Cultural Visit to Msorongo Village, Kenya

2014-09-24T03:26:18+07:00By |

“This is the graveyard of a young woman, eight months pregnant, who was killed by an elephant,” 55-year old Jane Mwamburi of Msorongo Village, Kenya, tells us through our guide and interpreter, Oliver. There are actually two graveyards, because the Taita people do not believe in burying a pregnant woman with her baby, Oliver reveals, …

A Cultural Visit to a Maasai Village in the Masai Mara

2017-10-02T19:00:39+07:00By |

If these guys get any closer to my camera they’re going to be smack up against my lens, I think as I desperately try to keep the image in focus. We're on a cultural visit to a Maasai village close to the Sarova Mara in the Masai Mara and I’m filming the Maasai warriors, resplendent in vibrant red …

More Monkey Business: The Colobus Trust, Diani Beach

2015-11-29T19:52:50+07:00By |

It should come as no surprise to our readers that we’re fond of monkeys. Both in Bali and in Costa Rica we had close encounters with the primate kind. But we’re in Kenya, where it’s all about the Big Five, right? Not entirely... More Monkey Business: The Colobus Trust, Diani Beach On our drive to our holiday rental at …

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