flamingos at lake nakuru

Kenya Safari and Travel Tips

A hearty welcome from tribes decorated in vibrant beads, long-legged pink flamingos, safaris with lions and leopards, newborn Rothschild giraffes, chubby baby elephants in mud baths, scrumptious campfire food are all only some of the […]

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Our Kenya Itinerary

As the Kenya sun scorches the red earth, elephants trumpet their delight while sliding into the cool mudbaths. Enraged buffalo chase a lion, giraffes chomp on leaves and tender shoots of thorny acacia foliage, a […]

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mum and baby giraffe at lake nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park

After four days of bush camping in the Masai Mara, we look forward to a warm shower and sitting around the fireplace at Naishi Guest House in Lake Nakuru National Park. Livingstone the warm and friendly […]

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lion sighting in the masai mara

Our Ultimate Camping Safari in the Masai Mara

From our camp we watch the baby hippos slosh around in the nursery while the adults watch us suspiciously. Sammy our cook prepares scrumptious meals that we devour between our safaris. Our days are filled […]

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Ithumba orphan elephants in mud bath

Elephants of Ithumba

Under the blue sky of Africa in the remote, dusty and magical place of Ithumba elephants slosh in the cool mud bath. Anticipating blissful relief from the heat the babies slip and slide down the […]

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Baby elephant plays in the red dirt at Nairobi elephant orphanage

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage and Ithumba are our first stops in Kenya before we go to the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. We sponsor two babies, Kandecha and Ngasha from the orphanage and this is the […]

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elephant sanctuary in chiang mai

Three Adorable Babies at an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Short stumpy legs slide in the mud as the three baby elephants mischievously overtake us on the path at the elephant sanctuary. We catch up with them when they stop for their favourite juicy plants […]

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bali festival during our bali stopover

Our Bali Stopover

A Bali stopover is perfect after visiting one of Indonesia’s national parks. The packed beaches of Kuta, the cool mountain air of Ubud, attending a festival, or searching for Nemo among coral reefs make it […]

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Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani Valley

Before the light from the winter sun softly touches the snow, a troop of snow monkeys hold each other while asleep in the dark frozen forest. As the sun slowly rises they descend the mountains […]

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Kuri Buri Protective family of elephants

Wild Elephants in Thailand

Thailand has many beautiful national parks not often visited by tourists and some of these are home to the few remaining wild elephants in Thailand. We both love elephants and sponsor two orphan African elephants […]

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dusky monkey baby in mum's arms

Dusky Monkeys of Prachuap Khiri Khan

Local fishing boats bop in bays fringed with limestone mountains surrounded by beaches and national parks. At sunrise, the boats in the bay light up like soft candles in the distance as fishermen begin their […]

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novice monk at phimai ruins in thailand

Khmer Ruins in Thailand

The Khmer empire was the most powerful in South East Asia between the 10th and 13th centuries. Temples remained hidden in the jungle for hundreds of years until their rediscovery in the 19th century. Though […]

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Tarsiers at tangkoko national park

Get close to Tarsiers at Tangkoko National Park

The sun sets and the tarsier emerges from the hollow of the fig tree. He is not much bigger than a mouse and looks like a cross between a gremlin and a miniature koala. The […]

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Dominant male Doyok 27 year old ex captive

Our Dream Trip with the Orangutans at Camp Leakey

As our boat nears Camp Leakey we can’t believe our eyes when we see two orangutans on the jetty. They are orange blobs in the distance, but we excitedly take many photos. Fardi our guide tells […]

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little kingfisher

12 Best Things to do in the Daintree

From the story book ‘Where the Forest meets the Sea’ the Daintree is the only place on earth where two world heritage sites collide. The mossy green ancient tribal lands are home to the oldest […]

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atherton tabelands windin falls

26 Best Things to do in the Atherton Tablelands

If you are planning a trip to the Atherton Tablelands there’s no shortage of things to do and see. If dancing birds and kangaroos that climb trees aren’t enough; the picturesque area rich in birds, […]

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tree kangaroos at lumholtz

Tree Kangaroos at Lumholtz Lodge

We look forward to returning to Lumholtz Lodge after visiting a few years before. During our last visit, we met Geoffrey the adorable tree kangaroo made famous by photographers and wildlife publications from around the […]

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maroon clownfish lady musgrave

Lady Musgrave Island – Camping, Turtles, Seabirds and Snorkeling

Lady Musgrave Island appears in front of us after 2 hours of steaming into the open ocean. A sheltered blue lagoon so clear the reefs and fish are visible underneath, surround the island’s white sandy […]

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Agnes Water – Beaches, Turtles, Kangaroos and Sunrises

The twin coastal towns of 1770 and Agnes Water sit within 6 km of each other on the Discovery Coast and are the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island. Natural […]

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Whale Watching in Hervey Bay

During the annual migration, it’s whales galore in Hervey Bay. Baby whales show off, whales mug our boat, blue oceans, perfect weather, a room with a view, mouth-watering food and tropical cocktails on the harbour […]

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Platypus on a log

Camping with Platypus at Eungella

As the mist shrouds the rainforest we set our tent up on the edge of Broken River in Eungella National Park. Nestled among lush ferns and towering palms our tent faces out to a platypus […]

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whitehaven beach hills inlet

Whitsundays Camping Tips

Camping is an affordable way to explore the Whitsundays. With gorgeous bays, secluded beaches, coral reefs and over 30 campsites to choose from it is the ultimate camping experience. Camping We camped on Whitehaven Beach […]

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clownfish and anemone

Camping on Whitehaven Beach

Our day on Whitehaven Beach starts with a 50-metre walk from our tent, across the soft white silica sand to the warm turquoise ocean where we snorkel on the little coral reef in our search for […]

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Baby Loggerhead Turtle

Turtles at Cape Hillsborough National Park

The sandy beaches of Cape Hillsborough National Park are one of the areas in the Mackay region where marine turtles come ashore and look for a suitable site to lay their precious eggs. Flatback Turtles […]

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Platypus at Broken River Eungella

Close encounters with the Eungella Platypus

Eungella National Park is a 90-minute drive west of Mackay, Queensland. The drive is through the picturesque Pioneer Valley and along a winding road up the mountain range to the little township of Eungella, which […]

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dingo on fraser island

Our Fraser Island Camping Adventure

Blue skies, sandy white beaches, ancient rainforests and moonlit nights listening to the haunting howl of dingoes. We are camping on Fraser Island, a world heritage site and the world’s largest sand island. Aborigines call […]

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Fraser Island Camping Tips

Fraser Island Camping Tips

Wild dingoes, white sandy beaches, unpredictable oceans and pristine wilderness make camping one of the best ways to experience Fraser Island. With a choice of remote and private bush campsites to fenced campsites with facilities, […]

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Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough with the Kangaroos

Orange, purple, red and yellow hues erupt from the horizon to reflect on the shore of Cape Hillsborough Beach. Two eastern grey kangaroos are silhouetted along the water’s edge. They hop away into the distance when the […]

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Cassowary dad and his 12 week old chick

Cassowaries at Cassowary House

Cassowary House is the regular haunt of Dad and Missy, two endangered Cassowaries. Nestled in the rainforest on Black Mountain Road near Kuranda in Queensland, Cassowary House offers a rare chance to see these beautiful […]

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baby koala on mums back

Magnetic Island – Koalas, Beaches and Sunsets

Granite boulders plunge into turquoise oceans of beaches that have our footprints only, hidden bays wait to be explored and koalas munch on eucalyptus leaves. We are on Magnetic Island, a tropical island paradise in […]

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Peru Travel Tips

Explore the quaint cobblestone streets of Cusco with colourful locals, their adorable llamas and the ancient mystical Machu Picchu. Discover snowy mountain peaks and turquoise lakes of the Andes. Encounter authentic villages that still practice […]

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Our Amazon River Journey

As the orange sun disappears over the Amazon River our boat makes its way slowly back to the lodge after a day exploring the river. Pink dolphins splash, blue and yellow macaws screech from the rainforest […]

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lunch in ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train

The next part of our journey is Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train. After a morning of blissful soaking in the hot springs, we say goodbye to the team from Lares trek. Leandro and Pablo […]

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lares trek

Lares Trek

Henry our guide from Alpaca Expeditions meets us at our hotel in Cusco for our Lares trek briefing the night before. It is a private trek with only the two of us. We are not […]

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The colourful and charming streets of Cusco

Our 4 days in Cusco

Food, people, places and llamas, that’s how we remember Cusco, one of our favourite cities in the world. Since visiting Peru 10 years ago, it has always been our dream to go back, and when […]

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