Practical Tips for Visiting Kenya: Guide for First-time Visitors

Planning a trip to Kenya? Explore our practical tips for unforgettable experiences. Hearty welcomes from Masai Mara tribes draped in scarlet shukas. Lion sightings, newborn Rothschild giraffes, Pink flamingos, and chubby baby elephants playing in […]

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Experience Magical Kenya with this Perfect 14 Day Itinerary

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

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mum and baby giraffe at lake nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park: Falling in Love with Rothschild Giraffes

After four days of bush camping in the Masai Mara, we arrive at Naishi Guest House in Lake Nakuru National Park. Livingstone the caretaker waits for our arrival and welcomes us. The fire is stoked […]

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lion sighting in the masai mara

Masai Mara: Our Ultimate Camping Safari

From our Masai Mara camp we watch the baby hippos slosh around in the nursery. Sploosh! Squelch! The adults watch us suspiciously. Sammy our cook prepares lip-smacking meals that we devour between safaris. Game drives […]

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Ithumba orphan elephants in mud bath

Elephants of Ithumba: An Awe-Inspiring Release Site for Elephant Orphans

Under the scorching African sun in the remote and dusty sanctuary of Ithumba, elephants splash and slide 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: An Unforgettable Visit

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage and Ithumba are our first stops in Kenya. We sponsor two babies, Kandecha and Ngasha from the orphanage and this is the reason we plan our trip to Kenya. The Orphanage The […]

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3 Adorable Babies at an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

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

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bali festival during our bali stopover

Our Bali Stopover: 4 Days of Festivals, Food and Stunning Views

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

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baby snow monkey enjoys the snow

Snow Monkeys: The Best Guide to Visiting 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 of Thailand: How to Visit Kui Buri National Park

Thailand has many beautiful national parks. Some are home to the few remaining wild elephants in Thailand which are more endangered and rarer than African elephants. Researchers estimate a population of about 3000 left in […]

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dusky monkey baby in mum's arms

Dusky Monkeys of Prachuap Khiri Khan: How to Visit Thailand’s Most Adorable Primates

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

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novice monk at phimai ruins in thailand

Khmer Ruins in Thailand: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

The Khmer Empire was the most powerful in Southeast 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 not […]

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Tarsiers at tangkoko national park

Tangkoko National Park: The Best Place in the World to Spot the Endangered Tarsier

The sun sets and the tarsier emerges from the hollow of the fig tree. Not much bigger than a mouse with huge honey-molten eyes. He looks out into the jungle and calculates his next move. […]

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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 […]

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16 Awesome Places on a North Queensland Road Trip

Tour the coast on a North Queensland road trip. A jam-packed itinerary with Queensland’s dream it, do it list of awesome places will make you want to plan for more! From Townsville, The Great Green […]

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12 Must-Do Activities in The Daintree

From the storybook ‘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 living […]

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26 Best Things to Do in the Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a 90-minute drive southwest of Cairns in North Queensland. The eye-popping scenery and beauty in the lush highland region will take your breath away. Incredible nature teeming with wildlife and other […]

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Tree Kangaroos at Lumholtz Lodge

We look forward to returning to Lumholtz Lodge. During our last visit, we met Geoffrey the adorable tree kangaroo made famous by photographers and wildlife publications from around the world. Tree kangaroos are notoriously hard […]

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Camping on Lady Musgrave Island: Nature’s Paradise

Lady Musgrave Island appears in front of us after two hours of steaming into the open ocean. A sheltered blue lagoon so clear that Rainbow parrotfish and abundant corals are visible from the boat, surround […]

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Unveiling Agnes Water: A Hidden Gem for Nature Lovers

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

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Whale Watching in Hervey Bay: Amazing Sightings and Whales Galore!

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

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Camping with Platypus at Eungella: How to Spot this Fascinating Australian Icon

As the mist shrouds the Eungella rainforest, we set our tent up on the edge of the river. Nestled among lush ferns and towering palms our tent faces out to a platypus pool. Before long […]

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Whitsundays: Essential Tips for Camping on the World’s Most Beautiful Beach

Camping is an affordable way to explore the Whitsundays. With gorgeous bays, secluded beaches and coral reefs it’s the ultimate camping experience. With 25 jaw-dropping campsite locations, including Whitehaven Beach, voted the world’s most beautiful […]

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4 Blissful Days Camping on Whitehaven Beach

Our day on Whitehaven Beach starts with a 50-metre walk from our tent. Across dazzling white sand to the warm turquoise ocean. We snorkel on the little coral reef in our search for Nemo and […]

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Baby Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead Turtles: Their Incredible First Journey at Cape Hillsborough

The sandy beaches of Cape Hillsborough National Park are a protected turtle nesting site. Marine turtles come ashore and look for a suitable site to lay their precious eggs. Flatback Turtles are the most prominent […]

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Eungella National Park: Home to Platypus, Birds and Diverse Wildlife

Eungella National Park, nestled in the mist-shrouded and forest-clad mountains is a hidden gem of biodiversity. The mountain refuge is not only a sight to behold but also a haven for a variety of bird […]

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Our Awesome 4 Day Fraser Island (K’gari) Camping Trip: Dingoes Visit Our Campsite!

Heavenly azure lakes, endless beaches, ancient rainforests, haunting moonlit nights and the soul-stirring howls of dingoes. Owooooo. Owooooo. We are camping on Fraser Island. A World Heritage site and the world’s largest sand island. Aborigines call it […]

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dingo pup at our campsite fraser island

The Complete Guide to Fraser Island (K’gari): Best Spots, Dingoes, Camping and 4WD Tips

Dive into our ultimate Fraser Island guide! Explore the best spots, wild dingoes, essential 4WD and camping tips for the ultimate summer adventure in this stunning paradise. Transfers Fraser Island Barges have two ferries that […]

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Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough: A Beautiful Sunrise 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 […]

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Cassowary dad and his 12 week old chick

Cassowaries at Cassowary House: Dad brings his Chicks for a Visit!

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, it offers a rare chance to see these beautiful birds […]

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Discover Magnetic Island: Home to Over 500 Koalas and 23 Pristine Beaches

Granite boulders plunge into aquamarine 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: 100 Essential Travel Tips to Make the Most of Your Visit

Bursting with vibrant culture, ancient history, spectacular landscapes and its share in the culinary limelight, Peru provides an excellent travel experience for explorers and adventurers alike. Discover 100 essential travel tips for exploring the wonders […]

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Our Amazon River Journey with Spectacular Birds and Wildlife

rdAs the orange-gold sun smolders over the Amazon River our boat makes its way slowly back to the lodge. We spent the day exploring the river and seen so many birds and wildlife. Pink dolphins […]

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Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by Train

The next part of our journey is from 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 […]

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Lares Trek: 4 Days of Breathtaking Scenery and our very own Llama Herd!

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

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The colourful and charming streets of Cusco

An Enchanting Stopover in Cusco: Cuisine, Culture and History

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

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