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 […]

5 reasons to visit Taketomi Island, Japan

Taketomi Island, Japan

We recently spent a wonderful week on the Yaeyama Islands in Japan. Out of the 3 islands we visited (Iriomote, Taketomi, Ishigaki) Taketomi Island is the smallest but had the most charm. In the last census of 2012 there were 323 people living on Taketomi Island. Needless to say that this is an island where […]

5 mins with: Bahia Bustamante

Bahia Bustamante

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with Bahia Bustamante and amazing village/ guesthouse/sheep farm/ wildlife haven set in a National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. As one guest said: “A seaside village surrounded by 360° of nature. Inside a National Park and declared one of Argentina’s Important Birding Areas, only a few places in the world […]