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 […]

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pokot tribe in Kenya

Our Kenya Itinerary

Elephants trumpet their delight in red dusty dirt baths, enraged buffalo chase a lion, giraffes chomp on leaves and tender shoots of thorny acacia foliage, a pink blanket of leggy flamingos line the shore and […]

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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

Camping 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. Our days are filled with game drives action-packed with wildlife, […]

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Ithumba orphan elephants in mud bath

Elephants of Ithumba

Ithumba is a rehabilitation and soft release site in Tsavo National Park for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Baby Elephants from the orphanage nursery in Nairobi transfer here or nearby Voi to continue their rehabilitation. […]

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Baby elephant plays in the red dirt at Nairobi elephant orphanage

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage is our first stop in Kenya. We sponsor two babies, Kandecha and Ngasha and this is the reason we started planning our dream trip to Kenya 12 months ago. The orphanage nursery […]

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Three Adorable Babies at an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Short stumpy legs slide in the mud, heads down, ears flapping, tails up, trunks swinging and play trumpeting, the three baby elephants mischievously overtake us on the path. We catch up with them when they […]

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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; there is […]

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baby snow monkey enjoys the snow

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. Some of these are home to the few remaining wild elephants in Thailand. We both love elephants and sponsor two orphan African elephants in […]

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dusky monkey baby in mum's arms

Dusky Monkeys of Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan is a fishing town by the sea about 240 kilometres south of Bangkok. It is not the sea that has lured us here, but a small colony of Dusky Monkeys. We have […]

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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. Not […]

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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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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 tells us […]

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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 on our boat the Lady Musgrave Experience. A sheltered blue lagoon so clear the reefs and fish are […]

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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.  Agnes […]

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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 ice-cold cocktails on the harbour […]

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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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Percula Clownfish on his anemone

Whitsundays Camping Tips

Camping is available on many of the islands in the Whitsundays. Some are more popular with backpackers, day-trippers and groups. Some are less known, remote and romantic. We camped on Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, […]

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Whales breach during our boat transfer to Shute Harbour

Camping on Whitehaven Beach

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

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Baby Loggerhead Turtle

Turtles at Cape Hillsborough National Park

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

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Platypus at Broken River Eungella

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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Fraser Island sunrise

Camping on Fraser Island

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 […]

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Fraser Island Camping Tips

Fraser Island Barges have two ferries that depart from River Heads which is about 20 minutes out of Hervey Bay. One lands on the island at Wanggoolba Creek and the other at Kingfisher Bay. The […]

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Kangaroo on the beach sunrise 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. Two Eastern Grey Kangaroos are silhouetted along the water’s edge. They hop away into the distance when […]

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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 Kuranda, Cassowary House offers a rare chance to see these beautiful birds up close […]

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Magnetic Island – Koalas, Beaches and Sunsets

Turquoise oceans, granite boulders plunging into the sea, hidden bays wait to be explored and koalas munch on eucalyptus leaves. We are on Magnetic Island, a world heritage listed island with more than half of […]

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Peru Travel Tips

Explore the quaint cobblestone streets of Cusco with colourful locals and their adorable llamas to 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

Iquitos is a different world to Cusco. Surrounded by rainforest and rivers, Iquitos is the base for adventures to the Amazon River. Amazonian style buildings, humidity, loud music, tuk-tuks, chaotic streets and touts selling jungle […]

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We have lunch in Ollantaytambo while waiting for our train to Machu Picchu.

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

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

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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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