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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!

Elephants in the forest with the Mahouts Foundation

Our ethical elephant experience with 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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The best drink bottles for kids! Reusable, reliable & leak-proof.

We’ve tried stacks of kids water bottles over the years. Some have broken, others have become too small, and of course, some have gotten lost! But we persevere because we think it’s important that our children’s water bottles are of high quality, and we don’t want to buy disposable bottles...