The best Eco Hotels in Sri Lanka

Eco Hotels in Sri Lanka

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Sri Lanka is becoming one of the world’s leading eco destinations with hotels and tour companies practicing sustainable tourism more and more. This benefits the local economy, the environment and the wildlife. It also benefits you, the tourist, because when you travel in a more sustainable way your holiday […]

Top things to do on Iriomote Island, Japan

Iriomote Island Japan

The current of the river was slowly pushing my kayak along. I was ahead of my fellow travellers so I had this stretch of river to myself. The peace and tranquility enveloped me and I let my mind wander for a while. I needed the break as I had kayaked for 30 mins, trekked a […]

Things to do on on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan

Ishigaki Island Okinawa

Kanpai! (cheers in Japanese) we all shouted in unison as our 3rd Awamori (Okinawan Sake) went down in one shot. It was only 09:00 and I was starting to feel that familiar tipsy buzz after having 3 shots of straight alcohol. We had a full day of exploring Ishigaki Island ahead of us and I […]

Shipwrecked on Bamboo Island, Cambodia

Bamboo Island, Cambodia

Karen ran towards a bungalow, I on the other had wisely ran into the ocean knowing that our hunter would not dare go in there. My decision proved to be the right course of action as the beast chased Karen. Luckily for her, the hunter stopped at the steps of the bungalow and did not […]

The top 10 things to do in Myanmar/Burma

top 10 things to do in myanmar

There are some countries that make an instant impact. Mexico and Mongolia come to mind when I think about our first day visiting these countries. Another country that made an instant impact was Myanmar. We landed in Yangon and went exploring straight away. When we got back to our hotel in the evening we noticed […]

Exploring The Best of Sri Lanka’s East Coast

Sri Lanka east coast

Karen was pointing excitedly to the side of me. I tried to see what she was so excited about but without my glasses I am as blind as a bat. I could vaguely make out a large murky shape but had no idea what it was. Why didn’t I just ask her? We were snorkelling […]

5 mins with: Sam Veasna Centre

Sam Veasna Centre

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with the inspiring Sam Veasna Centre, a wildlife and conservation NGO based in Cambodia. They provide wildlife viewing trips in exclusive areas of Cambodia. Their goal is to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood from ecotourism for the local communities at the sites that they operate in (from reading their answers, […]

The Lens: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam The Lens: Capturing a place with 3 photos When we arrived in Vietnam one of the first people we met told us not to visit Halong Bay because it was too touristy. It was alright for him to say that because he had already been there. Going to Vietnam and not visiting […]

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Thailand. The land of smiles and cocktails served in buckets. A country where you will see monks receiving alms at dawn and naked girls gyrating to terrible techno at dusk. This is a destination where backpackers and 5* travellers feel equally at home. As do we. It’s no coincidence that we have visited Thailand more […]