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Modibodi swimwear and underwear review

Modibodi review: period proof underwear + period swimwear.

June 2021 update: this Modibodi review is the most popular post on my blog! This makes me very happy as I put a lot of work into it, and I’ve been using Modibodi since 2017 so I’m very experienced with them and still absolutely recommend their products. And I love...

A fun day at the Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park, Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai is an amazing and beautiful city, and is one of the places in Thailand where tourists flock to see elephants. The town has elephant decorations and references everywhere and is pretty much obsessed with the largest pachyderms. Not surprisingly, elephants have inspired many businesses and initiatives, including the...

Cycling around Uluru together

Uluru for kids! Activities, food and family travel tips.

Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) is the one major Australian tourist attraction that I had never been to but always wanted to visit. We were also keen to take our kids to Uluru as part of their childhoods, almost as a pilgrimage to the centre of our country. We were keen...

Allegra using our world animals map

Books and resources to prepare kids for worldschooling, or any family travels

What is the best school in the world? Ask a worldschooler and they’ll answer “the whole world is a school!” Many families, including ours, are choosing family travel to give our kids the best education we can provide. Whether as dedicated worldschoolers, travelling long-term around the globe, or by including...

Palm fruit harvest near Kahang, Malaysia in 2017.

Why is palm oil bad? And is boycotting it the answer?

Palm oil is ubiquitous in our modern life. It is in one of every 2 items on a Western supermarket shelf and has over 500 different names. It has seeped into nearly every category of products we buy: from chocolate, chips, bread and butter, to cosmetics and toiletries (including razor...

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!