MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary, Luang Prabang, Laos

We’re in Laos, also known as the ‘Land of One Million Elephants’. Laos became known as this from fabled accounts of a procession of elephants crossing the Mekong River not far from Luang Prabang continuously for three days… meaning there must be at least a million elephants. We want to learn about responsible elephant, Read More

We’ve just been blown away by Hierve El Agua – Mexico’s Petrified Waterfall – a freaky quirk of nature we found in the valleys of Central Mexico.  Hierve el Agua – the Petrified Waterfall is a unique and off the beaten path experience and not exactly what we expected to find in Mexico. But then travel is all, Read More

Grand Cenote Yucatan Mexico

In case you thought the Yucatan in Mexico was all white sand, and beaches… well, it’s not. Today we are at a cenote known as, the Grand Cenote.  We expected it would be a grand and gorgeous swimming hole – and it was. …but we were in for a very cool surprise! Grand Cenote, Read More

Swimming with Endangered Green Sea Turtles in the wild… for many of us would be a dream come true. When I heard we could swim with Green Sea Turtles, right off Akumal Beach in Mexico – I was ecstatic. I had dreamt about it for years, so I didn’t waste any time getting there., Read More

Ever wanted to swim with Whale Sharks… Everyone does, right? This article gives you the low down on what to expect, likely costs, trip planning tips and our experience swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico. Des has long talked about swimming with Whale Sharks and I always just assumed it was something he would do,, Read More

Caye Caulker Caveman, Belize

We’re staying in Caye Caulker, Belize… and on our way home we meet the ‘Caye Caulker Caveman’. He’s a solid guy, with dark frizzy hair that’s sun bleached white on top… and a big smile that stretches from ear to ear… It turns out Caye Caulker Caveman is a true legend of the sea. Caye, Read More

This is Part 2 of our Amazon Jungle trip, Part 1 is here  if you’d like to read it first. Everywhere, from forest floor to the treetops, the jungle was seething with all manner of life from small ants to giant otters. The Wild and Untamed Amazon Part 2 was last modified: January 3rd,, Read More

Standing 120 feet up on the steep canopy tower, our guide points excitedly. We glimpse a rainbow of feathers, and 3 macaws fly rapidly through the tall trees. Their bright plumage is stark contrast against the cloudy, misty backdrop of the rainforest. In a flash they’re gone and we are left wanting more. The, Read More

After days spent trawling the internet for a suitable cruise company to travel in the Galapagos,  I settled on Athala II at Haugen Cruises.  It met many of my pre-ordained criteria for a cruise and we did have a fantastic time traveling and exploring the Galapagos. 9 Things to Know about Haugen Cruises –, Read More

One of the reasons people travel to the Galapagos Islands is because they, along with the animals of the Galapagos have been left so untouched by humankind. On your Galapagos cruise, remember that these islands are best left in their wild and unadulterated state. The Human Galapagos was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by Jo

“Dear Guests – prepare for a Wet landing” – what the heck? I thought this was a luxury cruise!  Of course a wet landing merely means to get ones feet wet, after all we are in the remote and enchanted Galapagos Isles. We waste no time in wet landing on a small island, Rabida Island, Read More

8 days aboard the Athala in the Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos 1000km off the coast of Ecuador and a full circumnavigation of Isabella island. We are in one of the few boats that take this extended route.  Whilst one of the more expensive trips, we decided to let go of the budget here and  it, Read More