Green Sri Lanka: Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana

Green Sri Lanka: Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana

  Responsible Travel Green Sri Lanka – Accommodation On our recent trip to Sri Lanka we were lucky enough to stay in some wonderful hotels and guesthouses. These places went out of their way to make us feel welcome, all served wonderful food and more importantly they all practised responsible tourism. Welcome to our new […]

5 mins with: Reserva do Ibitipoca

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Responsible Travel This weeks responsible tourism interview is with the inspiring Reserva do Ibitipoca in Brazil. It all started in 1981 with the purchase of an abandoned farm. Fast forward 34 years later and that single farm purchase has become 100 properties scattered over 4,000 hectares of protected land. In 2009, the Reserva do Ibitipoca was […]

Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Things to do in Kyoto

    Authentic Travel There are some cities around the world that you have to see at least once in your life. Paris, London, Rome, Istanbul and New York instantly come to mind. Kyoto is one of those cities. With over 17 Unesco World Heritage sites, 1600 Buddhist temples and countless Shinto shrines, Kyoto is […]

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Responsible Travel   Discovering a home from home in Nuwara Eliya I must admit that I had never heard of Nuwara Eliya before visiting Sri Lanka. Colombo, Galle and Jaffna were the places I had heard of. After discussing our itinerary for our trip around Sri Lanka with locals, Nuwara Eliya soon went high up […]

100 Job Challenge

100 Job Challenge

People So I have just arrived to meet Paul at google HQ and it’s awesome, such a cool place to work…I could get used to this! My first task of the day is to write this blog, so here it goes! Ok so why am I here? Well I have been unwell since October 2013 […]

Travel book of the week: Long way round

Travel book of the week: Long way round

Great reads: Travel books we’ve read and loved This weeks travel book of the week inspired me so much about overland travel. The book actually came from the TV documentary of the same name. It documents two actors (Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman) on their 19,000 mile motorcycle ride from London to New York via […]

5 minutes with: Footsteps Eco Lodge, Gambia

Footsteps Eco Lodge Gambia

Responsible Travel This week’s responsible travel interview is with the wonderful Footsteps Eco Lodge, Gambia. How many of us have visited a destination, realised that the cheap vacation we’re on is the result of overworked, underpaid staff, and by the end of the trip wanted to do something about it? Well, David the owner of Footsteps […]

The Friday Photo Project | Nara Park, Japan

Nara Park, Japan

Local Travel I must admit that we had never heard of Nara before we got to Japan. After speaking to a few fellow backpackers it soon was added to our itinerary. That’s the beauty of having no set plans, you can add places to visit on a whim. Nara was the second place where we […]

global recipe swap | Chicken with marsala and red peppers

Chicken with marsala and red peppers

Food Tuscany is famous for many things, its medieval towns, the leaning tower of Pisa, Chianti and its stunning countryside come to mind. Like most Italian regions, Tuscany also has a very distinct local cuisine. Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to Tuscan food. One of the most famous dishes is […]

A blog about home

A blog about home

Home. What is home to you? The four walls that you live in? The city/town/village that you were born in maybe. Or is it the country you are from? All of these examples can be home. How about Earth? Have you ever considered Earth your home? Today is Earth day. It is not as well-known […]