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.

Best of all there was no long boat ride in the hot Mexico sun. Just rock up to Akumal Beach, jump in, and you’re in Green Sea Turtle Paradise. Read More

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 experiences. Read More

Arriving in Laos, we knew we wanted to hang out with the elephants.

We’d swum with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Turtles… now it was time for a land adventure with another giant gentle creature.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect until we started looking around. We did know however, we wanted elephant welfare was first and foremost.

We found a load of places doing ‘elephant tourism and riding’ which was of no interest to us. We wanted a truly ethical elephant experience.
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We’re at an Elephant Sanctuary in Luang Prabang, Laos; sitting in a teeny, tiny long boat, just about to hit the shore and embark… when a couple of five tonne elephants excitedly approach along the water’s edge.

They’re absolutely huge, towering over our boat as we beach… Read More

Set in a lush highland valley in the southern state of Chiapas, San Cristobal de Las Casas is a perfect choice for anyone ready to step away from Mexico’s better-known tourist destinations. We spent 10 days soaking up its colonial atmosphere and exploring nearby Mayan villages. Read More

When Bali presented itself as being our home for four months, I was over the moon.

Four months, it would be the longest time in one place for three years.

There was never any question of location, we would be renting a Villa in Ubud somewhere. Finding a Villa to Rent in Ubud wasn’t as easy as I thought and proved a little challenging.

With a bit of research I was feeling like Ubud was going to be much more crowded, touristy than we had previously known. So we booked a cottage in a small village called Penestanan just outside the Ubud for a week, so we could search for a villa for our four month stay.
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