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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...

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Volunteering with our children at the Juara Turtle Project.

We completed our first family volunteering experience in September 2017, helping sea turtles on Tioman Island. It was even better than we could have hoped for! But is volunteering with children difficult? What was involved? And did we make a difference? This is our story.

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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 3 weeks ago. And we made a lot of mistakes preparing for our departure! Anthony and I have travelled before, but its been about 20 years since we each went overseas. And we have travelled with our kids within Australia, but have never...

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Green is not a dirty word! How to deal with negativity towards your lifestyle choices.

Have you tried to make changes to live in a more eco-friendly manner, and been met with eye-rolling, opposition, or even hostility? Been called a ‘hippy’ or ‘tree-hugger’ or ‘conspiracy theorist’ perhaps? Maybe it has happened to you in another circumstance, when you were trying to better yourself or do...

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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...

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Respectful photography. How can taking a photo change the world?

Taking photos is a part of everyday life for many people. It has never been easier to record our lives and most of us realise we need to ask for permission before posting pictures of others online. Yet whether we should actually be taking a photo in certain circumstances requires consideration too.

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Drink your coffee…without guilt or waste

Drinking coffee is a luxury we easily take for granted. It is so accessible that it doesn’t require any thought about the consequences of our actions. We don’t really mean to be wasteful; we just want a drink, and we don’t want to think about whether our cup is recyclable or how the...