Category: Travel & Adventures

Green Acres Penang Treehouse (image courtesy of Green Acres Penang)

The Ultimate Guide to Malaysian Eco Resorts & Sustainable Accommodation.

When you think of an eco-tourism destination, does Malaysia come to mind? It will now! Malaysia has a great range of sustainable accommodation to enjoy: from farm stays to luxury beach resorts; from secluded rainforest retreats to mid-city hotels; from island camping adventures to durian tree-houses!

Elephants in the forest with the Mahouts Foundation

Our ethical elephant experience in Thailand: the Mahouts Elephant Foundation.

Like many people, meeting some elephants was one of the things we were really looking forward to on our Southeast Asia trip. Finding a truly ethical elephant experience is surprisingly difficult, given the number of elephant sanctuaries and tourist opportunities, in Thailand especially. We were pleased to find the Mahouts...

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Responsible travel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s easier than you think!

What makes travel to Siem Reap really special? It is the gateway to magnificent Angkor Wat, yes, and it is also a bustling city that is chock-full of responsible initiatives! Supporting sustainable businesses and social enterprises with our travel income was very important to us, and it was very enjoyable...

Allegra and I transferring turtle eggs to the hatchery

Volunteering with our children at the Juara Turtle Project.

Our first family volunteering experience was helping sea turtles at the Juara Turtle Project (JTP) on Tioman Island, Malaysia. And it was even better than we could have hoped for! Below is a detailed account of the tasks we helped with, what it was like at JTP, and what volunteering...

Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm

Staying at Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm (KOREF)

This was our first farm stay and first taste of rural Malaysia. KOREF has beautiful, rustic accommodation that caters for large groups as well as family bookings like us. When we arrived we thought it might have had its day, as we were practically the only ones staying there. But the following...

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Our rookie travel departure mistakes… and how you can avoid them!

We began our first long-term family travelling adventure three weeks ago. And we made a lot of mistakes preparing for our departure! Anthony and I have travelled before, but it has been about 20 years since we each went overseas. And we have travelled with our kids within Australia, but have...

Camping with kids at Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Camping with kids at Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Mungo National Park is one of Australia’s wonders: a window into our ancient past. To me the region felt sacred and visiting it was a truly Australian experience that I’ll always remember. Mungo is incredibly important to the culture of the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa and Mutthi Mutthi people, and they preserve it today...