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 […]

Where to find free tapas in Barcelona

Where to find free tapas in Barcelona

This is a guest post by Siobhan a writer and student currently living in Barcelona, Spain. Throughout many parts of Spain, it is customary for bars to offer free tapas when a customer purchases a drink. Unfortunately in Barcelona these bars are a lot harder to come by. They do exist; you just have to know where […]

5 mins with: Blood Lions South Africa

Blood Lions South Africa

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with the amazing team behind the film Blood Lions. The film highlights the plight of captive Lions that are bred for canned hunting. Shockingly over 800 captive lions were shot in South Africa last year, mostly by wealthy international hunters under conditions that are anything but sporting or fare. […]