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 […]

5 mins with: The East African Safari Company

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Today’s Responsible Tourism interview is with the amazing East African Safari Company. EASTCO (as it’s known) has been operating safaris in Tanzania, and throughout Uganda and Kenya since 1993. It is a small family owned company that takes pride on how it runs its tours with the wildlife and local communities always at the forefront of […]

5 mins with: Viaggi Solidali

5 mins with: Viaggi Solidali

Today’s Responsible Tourism interview is with the wonderful Viaggi Solidali, a tour operator based in Italy that is really making a difference in all the areas they work in around the world. If you want to see the impact that responsible travel has then read the interview below. 1.        Congratulations on being nominated for the […]

The Best Beach To See Turtles In Costa Rica

The Best Beach To See Turtles In Costa Rica

She lay there exhausted from her exertion but her work was only just beginning. She slowly started to dig a pit that would accommodate her and her precious cargo. In the darkness a hush descended all around us as we knew that what we were about to witness would be magical. One by one they dropped […]

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 […]

5 mins with: Friends International

Friends International

This week’s Responsible Tourism interview is probably the most important one we have done. It is with the amazing charity Friends International. Their work is changing the lives of children and youth in South East Asia and the world. One of their campaigns is all about children’s safety and how travellers can play an important […]

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, […]